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Old 05-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Samuel Jackson: Why I love him.

http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_...rs-review?lite

If I were you and on twitter I would stick up for Sammy!

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Samuel Jackson takes on NYT critic over 'Avengers' review

By Natalie Finn and Baker Machado, E! Online
In his attempt to avenge the less-than-rave review the New York Times gave "The Avengers," Samuel L. Jackson may have just made a hero of A.O. Scott.

"#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!" tweeted Jackson in response to Scott's sarcasm-laced review, which included the observation that Jackson's Nick Fury "is more master of ceremonies than mission commander."

But instead of getting fans to pile on Scott, the veteran critic found out who his friends were -- and he exclusively told E! News how "touched" he was by the response

"I don't think Mr. Jackson is actually trying to get me fired," Scott said. "Actors and filmmakers sometimes respond angrily to negative reviews -- I can't say I blame them -- and Twitter is a relatively new and very public forum for that. Rallying 'fans' against skeptical critics is a time-honored tactic, and I don't take it personally."

In response to one Scott defender who reminded Jackson that just because a movie makes money doesn't mean it's any good, the biggest box-office star of all time tweeted, "Actually, sometimes IT DOES!" ( Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks The Avengers' favorability at 92 percent.)

The Film Nest tweeted that they were "disappointed" by Jackson "responding irrationally" to Scott's opinion, to which Jackson retorted, "That is My Opinion! @TheFilmNest &what's irrational about it? They aren't going to fire his jaundiced ass &You &I Know It!" (To which the Film Nest replied, "Ok, that's genius." So, they've made up.)

Scott, who surely has received his share of angry letters across all platforms, continues to turn an analytical eye on what happened.

"If I'm going to dish out criticism, I should be able to take it," he tells E! News. "But I must say that I was touched at how many people on Twitter had my back, and more importantly how many were eager to defend the idea that honest and independent criticism has a place, even when the targets are superhero blockbusters and big movie stars. As usual with Twitter, there was a mixture of silliness and insight that made for a fun afternoon."

The back-and-forth even encouraged Scott to adopt his own super-villain moniker: "Jaundice Maximus."

Besides, is anyone really worried that one review entitled "Superheros, Super Battles, Super Egos" is going to drag down attendance this weekend? More than 1,800 Thursday midnight screenings were sold out.
"Actually, sometimes IT DOES!" is the best quote and so true. I am sure many of you will side with the critic. I say fuck critics.

The review
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/mo...r=2&ref=movies

AO's quote "The best scenes are not the overblown, skull-assaulting action sequences — which add remarkably little that will be fresh or surprising to devotees of the “Transformers” franchise — but the moments in between, when the assembled heroes have the opportunity to brag, banter, flirt and bicker."

Can you just tell the guy is another asshole judging all movies with one standard? I can taste his distain for the subject matter.

The end of his review "In Germany he compels a crowd to kneel before him in mute, terrified awe, and “The Avengers,” which recently opened there to huge box office returns, expects a similarly submissive audience here at home. The price of entertainment is obedience."

Fuck you AO! What a fucking asshole. He should be fired for that line alone. That line shows how he hates movies that are fun and the people who enjoy them. What an arrogant fuck! Good for you Samuel Jackson! Go Pulp Fiction on his ass!
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:49 PM
I've read three articles on this story and all of them have been garbage. Seeing the Huffington Post quote a tweet gives me a headache.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:00 PM
I love Sam the man Jackson. Still do, but I'm on A.O. Scott's side on this. I mean, I'm sure I'll love the Avengers, but Scott is free to have his own opinion. Not everyone is going to love it and I do think Jackson reacted rather childishly to the negative.

Furthermore, Scott stayed classy with his response. He didn't even call his reaction childish which he could have and he would have been right.

Why the hell would Jackson even care anyway when the movie is getting great reviews? Why would he focus on one review? A.O. Scott is but one man. Is Jackson so insecure that EVERY SINGLE critic must like his movie? Get a fucking grip Sam!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:05 PM
I'm also curious as to why Jackson hasn't attacked Armond White for his scathing review. White also brings up Jackson and criticizes his character, so why no tweets on that? Is it because White is considered to be a joke by many?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:10 PM
Oh no! Somebody didn't like a movie that I liked! That person is obviously HITLER!!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:18 PM
How many ounces in a cup?
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ilovemovies View Post
I love Sam the man Jackson. Still do, but I'm on A.O. Scott's side on this. I mean, I'm sure I'll love the Avengers, but Scott is free to have his own opinion. Not everyone is going to love it and I do think Jackson reacted rather childishly to the negative.

Furthermore, Scott stayed classy with his response. He didn't even call his reaction childish which he could have and he would have been right.

Why the hell would Jackson even care anyway when the movie is getting great reviews? Why would he focus on one review? A.O. Scott is but one man. Is Jackson so insecure that EVERY SINGLE critic must like his movie? Get a fucking grip Sam!
I agree. If SJ was gonna comment at all, all he had to say was he didnt think Scott knew how to enjoy this type of movie and point out Scotts personal attacks on those who would like the movie. But hey...its Sam Jackson...hes a cool actor but not the brightest bulb...the dude actually admitted voting for Obama simply cuz the guy was black..
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:53 AM
I am no fan of critics by any stretch. But A.O is one of the few critics I can tolerate due to his time on At The Movies with Michael Philips.

I have no real side in this.. A.O is a film critic and his job is to write honest reviews based on his perceptions of the movie and Jackson has the right to come back at him the way he did! And my extreme hatred for critics makes me side more with Jackson, simply because Critics are generally snobs who think their tastes are more refined and important than everyone else.

Food critics are the worst of the worst though.. I can not stand Food Critics one bit.

ANYHOO.. Avengers kicked ass!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:37 AM
A twitter tiff is pushed into a faux controversy by sheer force of will from the article's author.

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"#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!.. That is My Opinion! They aren't going to fire (him)
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Actors and filmmakers sometimes respond angrily to negative reviews -- I can't say I blame them -- and Twitter is a relatively new and very public forum for that. Rallying 'fans' against skeptical critics is a time-honored tactic, and I don't take it personally."
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If I give criticism, I should be able to take criticism
I haven't seen a smackdown this epic since I heard that one car honk at that other car before they drove off without incident.
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