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Film critic/troll Armond White explains why Taken 2 and Ghost Rider 2 are better than Zero Dark Thirty

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If you don't know who Armond White is, prepare to hate someone more than me. Yeah, I have been accused of being a troll for not liking THE AVENGERS or SERENITY in my UnPopular Opinion columns, but this guy is something else entirely. This is the film critic who is one of the few who robbed TOY STORY 3 from 100% perfection on Rotten Tomatoes. White is the same guy who compared Paul Thomas Anderson to Paul WS Anderson and crowned the RESIDENT EVIL director as the better filmmaker. Yeah, the ultimate troll.

Reading Armond White's reviews is akin to reading the ramblings of someone who takes film way too seriously and has an inability to just enjoy movies. But, I am not going to spend this article bashing the guy, I will let his Best/Worst of 2012 list speak for itself.

White's list compares two films, saying one is greater than the other. The comparison of the two is sometimes completely nonsensical. Check out the two highlights.

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, TAKEN 2 > ZERO DARK THIRTY

Neveldine-Taylor and Olivier Megaton revealed the post-9/11 zeitgeist in genre tropes, while Bigelow reduced the zeitgeist to an enigmatic comic strip, a “mission accomplished” delusion.

A THOUSAND WORDS > ARGO

Brian Robbins and Eddie Murphy dared the most personal Hollywood critique since Clifford Odets’ The Big Knife; Ben Affleck trivialized Hollywood accountability.

See what I mean? He goes on to list what films are better than DJANGO UNCHAINED, AMOUR, LIFE OF PI, LINCOLN, and many more. I tried to pass off his comparisons as juxtaposition to prove a point, but he differs from the vast majority of critics on pretty much every single movie that he reviews. if it is critically acclaimed, he hates it. I am almost thinking that he should take over The UnPopular Opinion from me!

ZERO DARK THIRTY is an excellent movie.  ARGO is as well.  I am pretty sure TAKEN 2 and GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE are fun diversions, but even in their best moments they pale in comparison to Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck's movies.  This guy has zero credibility in my book as a movie fan or film critic.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but this is ridiculous.

Source: CityArtsCinemaBlend

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11:00PM on 01/14/2013
What White does is pretty much what your unpopular opinion column sets out to accomplish. Writing this article about him is about as hypocritical as you can get. Hence why I've rarely read your stuff and think joblo's columns have dropped off dramatically from when I started following this site years ago. This was just too juicy to pass up, so I had to comment...
What White does is pretty much what your unpopular opinion column sets out to accomplish. Writing this article about him is about as hypocritical as you can get. Hence why I've rarely read your stuff and think joblo's columns have dropped off dramatically from when I started following this site years ago. This was just too juicy to pass up, so I had to comment...
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3:12PM on 01/11/2013
I've disagreed with the guy before, but I think the point he is trying to make with zero dark thirty and Argo is that they take a lot of liberties with the source history, whereas ghost rider is silly, Hollywood fluff. I loved Argo but admittedly have not done rssearch on the subject. Maybe white knows something the casual moviegoer doesn't, but to be fair he's been way off in other reviews.
I've disagreed with the guy before, but I think the point he is trying to make with zero dark thirty and Argo is that they take a lot of liberties with the source history, whereas ghost rider is silly, Hollywood fluff. I loved Argo but admittedly have not done rssearch on the subject. Maybe white knows something the casual moviegoer doesn't, but to be fair he's been way off in other reviews.
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2:40PM on 01/11/2013
I've disagreed with the guy before, but I think the point he is trying to make with zero dark thirty and Argo is that they take a lot of liberties with the source history, whereas ghost rider is silly, Hollywood fluff. I loved Argo but admittedly have not done rssearch on the subject. Maybe white knows something the casual moviegoer doesn't, but to be fair he's been way off in other reviews.
I've disagreed with the guy before, but I think the point he is trying to make with zero dark thirty and Argo is that they take a lot of liberties with the source history, whereas ghost rider is silly, Hollywood fluff. I loved Argo but admittedly have not done rssearch on the subject. Maybe white knows something the casual moviegoer doesn't, but to be fair he's been way off in other reviews.
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9:35AM on 01/11/2013

hypocritical

'Reading Armond White's reviews is akin to reading the ramblings of someone who takes film way too seriously'
I think that about the unpoular opinion coloumn. It takes some films way too seriously and picks out flaws for the sake of it. I personally watch films for different reasons, some to stimulate my thinking and emotion others just to dumb down to, like a good pointless action ( E.G DOOM).
'Reading Armond White's reviews is akin to reading the ramblings of someone who takes film way too seriously'
I think that about the unpoular opinion coloumn. It takes some films way too seriously and picks out flaws for the sake of it. I personally watch films for different reasons, some to stimulate my thinking and emotion others just to dumb down to, like a good pointless action ( E.G DOOM).
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7:32PM on 01/10/2013

Come on

The writer of this article, really? It's strictly a matter of opinion and everyone's gonna have one. For one critic to write an article trashing another critic, no matter how ridiculous his tastes may seem to you, is pretty freaking low as far as I'm concerned. My, how Joblo.com has changed...
The writer of this article, really? It's strictly a matter of opinion and everyone's gonna have one. For one critic to write an article trashing another critic, no matter how ridiculous his tastes may seem to you, is pretty freaking low as far as I'm concerned. My, how Joblo.com has changed...
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5:30PM on 01/10/2013
I don't often find myself disagreeing with the critic's consensus, but there are a few occasions... And when they do, I'm usually surprised. That is why I'm a big fan of the Unpopular Opinion column. But, this guy is just a jackass. Either he genuinely has no taste, or he's writing his reviews just to be controversial.
I don't often find myself disagreeing with the critic's consensus, but there are a few occasions... And when they do, I'm usually surprised. That is why I'm a big fan of the Unpopular Opinion column. But, this guy is just a jackass. Either he genuinely has no taste, or he's writing his reviews just to be controversial.
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10:00AM on 01/10/2013
As much as Armond hated A LOT of critically acclaimed films, he really did enjoy Skyfall and Moonrise Kingdom. I was pretty shocked that he'd enjoy Skyfall seeing as he LOATHES the films of Sam Mendes. Another shocker this year for Armond was that he gave a Spielberg film (Lincoln) a negative review. Armond for the past few years has been Spielberg's biggest butt kisser.
As much as Armond hated A LOT of critically acclaimed films, he really did enjoy Skyfall and Moonrise Kingdom. I was pretty shocked that he'd enjoy Skyfall seeing as he LOATHES the films of Sam Mendes. Another shocker this year for Armond was that he gave a Spielberg film (Lincoln) a negative review. Armond for the past few years has been Spielberg's biggest butt kisser.
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9:35AM on 01/10/2013

Armond White is a an example of how some schools will just give away degrees if you're a black guy

He's a moron! He's not a comedian at all. He's a self described film critic and somehow is a total elitist. He thinks these very discussions we're having dilute American culture and that only people like him have opinions that matter. He's one of those people so enabled by a lack of accountability that he convinced himself its the rest of the world that is retarded and not him. Any sane person would have a moment of self awareness at some point and realize that being an annoying douchebag just
He's a moron! He's not a comedian at all. He's a self described film critic and somehow is a total elitist. He thinks these very discussions we're having dilute American culture and that only people like him have opinions that matter. He's one of those people so enabled by a lack of accountability that he convinced himself its the rest of the world that is retarded and not him. Any sane person would have a moment of self awareness at some point and realize that being an annoying douchebag just to get attention is no way to define one's self.
Here I'll be his contemporary for a second: Django Unchained was a travesty and reduces the most important part of American history to splattering violence and cliche happy endings. Go see the much better Promised Land.
So you get the attention for being an asshat and then pander to the asshat community by pushing a bullshit liberal anti American oil production movie. You get your attention and then you're praise. Hell if I was a black man I could make a career of this too.
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11:26AM on 01/10/2013
Please don't make this a racial issue, when it's obviously not. Armond White is very intelligent, regardless if you think he's being intellectually dishonest.
Please don't make this a racial issue, when it's obviously not. Armond White is very intelligent, regardless if you think he's being intellectually dishonest.
9:11PM on 01/10/2013
Oh take my title differently than that. I was being sarcastic and implying that's not the way to discredit him. He could be the only purple person on earth and he'd still be a fucking moron. I'm sure he earned his degree and it's more so a personality/ego fault than a lack of intellect. Not that I'm giving him too much credit there either.
Oh take my title differently than that. I was being sarcastic and implying that's not the way to discredit him. He could be the only purple person on earth and he'd still be a fucking moron. I'm sure he earned his degree and it's more so a personality/ego fault than a lack of intellect. Not that I'm giving him too much credit there either.
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8:18AM on 01/10/2013
I agree with Armond that film criticism needs less groupthink and more renegades, and I really don't mind him trashing well-liked films, but I think he's only digging a hole for anyone who genuinely supports that position when he insists on being so f-ing insincere in his opinions. Remember that he loved The Hurt Locker in 2008 when it was an underseen movie that had not yet been properly distributed, but as soon as it opened wide and started winning awards he suddenly changed his mind and
I agree with Armond that film criticism needs less groupthink and more renegades, and I really don't mind him trashing well-liked films, but I think he's only digging a hole for anyone who genuinely supports that position when he insists on being so f-ing insincere in his opinions. Remember that he loved The Hurt Locker in 2008 when it was an underseen movie that had not yet been properly distributed, but as soon as it opened wide and started winning awards he suddenly changed his mind and started hating it. And even if you accept him as a critic whose only purpose is to offer a contrarian opinion, his reviews are just so lazy (is the film about gender roles? It's sexist! Is it about race? It's racist! Does it aspire to be progressive? It's actually conservative/fascist! Does the film seem really stupid? It's actually a critique of stupidity!)...
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7:05AM on 01/10/2013

Ahh...

Irony... I never get tired of grown men engaging in it.
Irony... I never get tired of grown men engaging in it.
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1:30AM on 01/10/2013
Toy Story 3 - so glad he did that. It was boring, no robbery here.
Toy Story 3 - so glad he did that. It was boring, no robbery here.
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11:28AM on 01/10/2013
I felt the same way. Nothing inspired about Toy Story 3.
I felt the same way. Nothing inspired about Toy Story 3.
11:26PM on 01/09/2013

You know...

I'm not a fan of the man's reviews at all. But this article is extremely petty. It's as if you are looking for someone who's opinions are so far off that they make your opinions look amazing in comparison. Oh wait, you DID make that comparison. I really don't care if you dislike a few majorly popular movies, but this is the worst way to get attention off of your opinions.
I'm not a fan of the man's reviews at all. But this article is extremely petty. It's as if you are looking for someone who's opinions are so far off that they make your opinions look amazing in comparison. Oh wait, you DID make that comparison. I really don't care if you dislike a few majorly popular movies, but this is the worst way to get attention off of your opinions.
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12:11AM on 01/10/2013
I don't think the idea was to divert people from his own opinions, or make them look amazing. If you didn't want people knowing your opinion you wouldn't be writing the unpopular opinion articles. Armond White is pretty Notorious, so I'm sure he didn't have to look very long.
I don't think the idea was to divert people from his own opinions, or make them look amazing. If you didn't want people knowing your opinion you wouldn't be writing the unpopular opinion articles. Armond White is pretty Notorious, so I'm sure he didn't have to look very long.
9:55PM on 01/09/2013

Don't Feed The Troll

I thought this was the 1st rule of the Internet. If you ignore Armond White, he'll go away.
I thought this was the 1st rule of the Internet. If you ignore Armond White, he'll go away.
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9:45PM on 01/09/2013
I think he's pretty funny. I also think that you calling him a film critic is a bit too empowering to a VERY simple comedian.
I think he's pretty funny. I also think that you calling him a film critic is a bit too empowering to a VERY simple comedian.
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9:21PM on 01/09/2013
Don't like him? Don't write an article about him.
Don't like him? Don't write an article about him.
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8:53PM on 01/09/2013
The only way that Armond White will know that he's full of crap is if we stop giving his opinions any weight. The guy obviously only does this stuff to get attention.And yes, I've been a vocal slammer of yours Maidy but I'm far from 100% serious in my nerd rage at things you've said that I disagree with. You've also shown yourself to have opinions I totally agree with and/or come off as intelligent, Armond White, not so much.
The only way that Armond White will know that he's full of crap is if we stop giving his opinions any weight. The guy obviously only does this stuff to get attention.And yes, I've been a vocal slammer of yours Maidy but I'm far from 100% serious in my nerd rage at things you've said that I disagree with. You've also shown yourself to have opinions I totally agree with and/or come off as intelligent, Armond White, not so much.
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8:06PM on 01/09/2013
Jesus! I do hate Armond so much! Different opinions are all well and good, but he doesn't hold any true opinions, just the reserve of most everyone else, which is what kills me about him. Awhile back, Slant Magazine ran a fantastic article breaking down White's review of 'Toy Story 3' paragraph by paragraph to analyze it and see what happens. The conclusion was just as everyone thought- he uses over verbose statements to say very little, and in fact, contradicts himself in the review. I have
Jesus! I do hate Armond so much! Different opinions are all well and good, but he doesn't hold any true opinions, just the reserve of most everyone else, which is what kills me about him. Awhile back, Slant Magazine ran a fantastic article breaking down White's review of 'Toy Story 3' paragraph by paragraph to analyze it and see what happens. The conclusion was just as everyone thought- he uses over verbose statements to say very little, and in fact, contradicts himself in the review. I have run out of ways to hate him, the fact that he is paid and listened to is scary!
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8:03PM on 01/09/2013
If you've ever heard this guy speak, he's so full of himself, he's made himself matter only in his own little world. He's an accomplished intellect, but when it comes to film, he's nothing more than a bloated, self-important troll who does nothing but trash films that people want to see, while pulling up films no one cares about. He thinks he matters, but in all honesty, people only care about him because he trolls so hard and lets you know it.
If you've ever heard this guy speak, he's so full of himself, he's made himself matter only in his own little world. He's an accomplished intellect, but when it comes to film, he's nothing more than a bloated, self-important troll who does nothing but trash films that people want to see, while pulling up films no one cares about. He thinks he matters, but in all honesty, people only care about him because he trolls so hard and lets you know it.
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6:28PM on 01/09/2013
Trolls have their place. They provide the comic relief, preying on the most gullible it hopes they'll spend a lengthy amount of time and energy laboring over a response. Entire things a fucking joke.
Trolls have their place. They provide the comic relief, preying on the most gullible it hopes they'll spend a lengthy amount of time and energy laboring over a response. Entire things a fucking joke.
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6:37PM on 01/09/2013
My problem isn't that he's a troll - its that he's a well paid, well respected troll, by people who confuse his pseudo-intellectual obligatory contrarian cheap-shot shrouded in psychobabble, for legitimate dissenting opinions grounded in statements that rely on actually referencing the films to which he's reviewing.
My problem isn't that he's a troll - its that he's a well paid, well respected troll, by people who confuse his pseudo-intellectual obligatory contrarian cheap-shot shrouded in psychobabble, for legitimate dissenting opinions grounded in statements that rely on actually referencing the films to which he's reviewing.
5:54PM on 01/09/2013
Gentlemen this guy never had my curiosity....and now he will never have my attention.
Gentlemen this guy never had my curiosity....and now he will never have my attention.
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5:51PM on 01/09/2013
Those 2 you posted are incredibly absurd, but some of them on the list are not that crazy, at least not as crazy as I would have guessed frm White
Those 2 you posted are incredibly absurd, but some of them on the list are not that crazy, at least not as crazy as I would have guessed frm White
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5:44PM on 01/09/2013

ugh

"revealed the post-9/11 zeitgeist in genre tropes, while Bigelow reduced the zeitgeist to an enigmatic comic strip"
this is the problem with Armond - he builds these ornate statements that say nothing to prove his point. If you break this statement down into layman's terms, he's saying that: Taken and Ghost Rider depict our post-9/11 culture with (action) genre cliches, while Zero Dark 30 depicts our post-9/11 culture with a nuanced action film. That is not a compelling argument at all, and
"revealed the post-9/11 zeitgeist in genre tropes, while Bigelow reduced the zeitgeist to an enigmatic comic strip"
this is the problem with Armond - he builds these ornate statements that say nothing to prove his point. If you break this statement down into layman's terms, he's saying that: Taken and Ghost Rider depict our post-9/11 culture with (action) genre cliches, while Zero Dark 30 depicts our post-9/11 culture with a nuanced action film. That is not a compelling argument at all, and doesn't factor in the quality of the respect films. If anything, it credits, Zero Dark Thirty with having nuance that the other two don't. But he's hoping that this dense tower of linguistics will be impenetrable enough that the reader will simply agree with him and move on, than take the time to question the statement. Rinse and repeat with his other statements.

I dislike like this guy for the same reason I dislike guys like Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh. While White has a totally different audience, he's seems to be aware that he's being disingenuous in order to cater to and profit from a specific audience - namely some pseudo intellectual group that assumes being contrarian is a badge of honor.
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5:36PM on 01/09/2013

Alex you're not hated...

In fact I agree with some of your Unpopular Opinions...I think all of Joblo does. ( there's at least 5 people who agree with you on certain popular and unpopular). Armond White, on the otehr hand, is looking for attention. The fact he has spent last decade bashing great films and praising absolute pieces of shit destroys any credibility he has. I remember back in the summer of 08/09 when every big blockbuster he would bash it to the point taht people on RT were counting the minutes for him to
In fact I agree with some of your Unpopular Opinions...I think all of Joblo does. ( there's at least 5 people who agree with you on certain popular and unpopular). Armond White, on the otehr hand, is looking for attention. The fact he has spent last decade bashing great films and praising absolute pieces of shit destroys any credibility he has. I remember back in the summer of 08/09 when every big blockbuster he would bash it to the point taht people on RT were counting the minutes for him to fuck up the 100% a certain had at the moment.


You are no where near him.
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6:25PM on 01/09/2013
The discussions and comments on his articles show one major problem with the thumbs rating system - there's no way of distinguishing a dislike based on expressing a dissenting view, versus making a case for any view and sounding like an asshole. It's always depressing when somebody presents a well-thought out, unpopular argument, and they get more thumbs down that a popular argument, but is expressed in the rudest way possible.
The discussions and comments on his articles show one major problem with the thumbs rating system - there's no way of distinguishing a dislike based on expressing a dissenting view, versus making a case for any view and sounding like an asshole. It's always depressing when somebody presents a well-thought out, unpopular argument, and they get more thumbs down that a popular argument, but is expressed in the rudest way possible.
5:34PM on 01/09/2013

I'm fascinated by this guy...

Even though I disagree with him with about mostly everything, he is a highly intelligent individual. Having read up on him he just views movies differently than everyone else. I don't know if it's because it's truly what he believes, or because he just want to be different.

He used to teach film classes, I would have loved to have sat in on one to see what he was saying.
Even though I disagree with him with about mostly everything, he is a highly intelligent individual. Having read up on him he just views movies differently than everyone else. I don't know if it's because it's truly what he believes, or because he just want to be different.

He used to teach film classes, I would have loved to have sat in on one to see what he was saying.
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6:10PM on 01/09/2013
Wow, he taught a film class. I'll bet he was singing a different tune then. I think his opinions now are just to fuck with people and create a name for himself.
Wow, he taught a film class. I'll bet he was singing a different tune then. I think his opinions now are just to fuck with people and create a name for himself.
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5:33PM on 01/09/2013
So what if this guy really believes those movies are better, does that really change our opinion on said films?
So what if this guy really believes those movies are better, does that really change our opinion on said films?
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5:15PM on 01/09/2013
And yet here you are giving him an audience. Trolls that are ignored eventually go away.
And yet here you are giving him an audience. Trolls that are ignored eventually go away.
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6:26PM on 01/09/2013
There's some studies that show they don't.
There's some studies that show they don't.
4:51PM on 01/09/2013

well now

it isnt about ur unpopular opinion for me
its how u present ur arguements for me
some of ur comments regarding 3D seems is more about insulting the tech then saying why u didnt like it
calling it a gimmick doesnt tell us why u hate something.

i expect more from u thats all. this is a top notch movie website in my opinion and expect its writers to look at explain both sides of a story.
thats the key to journalism right? taking ur personal out and delivering the facts and if u give ur
it isnt about ur unpopular opinion for me
its how u present ur arguements for me
some of ur comments regarding 3D seems is more about insulting the tech then saying why u didnt like it
calling it a gimmick doesnt tell us why u hate something.

i expect more from u thats all. this is a top notch movie website in my opinion and expect its writers to look at explain both sides of a story.
thats the key to journalism right? taking ur personal out and delivering the facts and if u give ur opinion say why
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Armond White is prob being paid to says which are "better", guys obviously an idiot or troll or being paid to be an idiot
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5:22PM on 01/09/2013
I'm sorry to drop this bomb on you. But when you use "text speak" (Like UR instead of you are) in your arguments, then all your literary judgements and opinions are immediately discredited an ineffectual.

Not hating on you personally, but if you want to attack a man for lazy or unbiased journalism then at least take the time to write in complete sentences.

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I'm sorry to drop this bomb on you. But when you use "text speak" (Like UR instead of you are) in your arguments, then all your literary judgements and opinions are immediately discredited an ineffectual.

Not hating on you personally, but if you want to attack a man for lazy or unbiased journalism then at least take the time to write in complete sentences.

With Love,
Grammar Nazi
5:31PM on 01/09/2013
shotgun2theface: ya this part
"attack a man for lazy or unbiased journalism then at least take the time to write in complete sentences."
i would agree if i worked in the journalism field. or if it was my job was related to my writting

but on the internet are u really comparing my use of "text speech" to my distaste for a writer who doesnt explain themselves?

" But when you use "text speak" (Like UR instead of you are) in your arguments, then all your literary judgements and opinions are
shotgun2theface: ya this part
"attack a man for lazy or unbiased journalism then at least take the time to write in complete sentences."
i would agree if i worked in the journalism field. or if it was my job was related to my writting

but on the internet are u really comparing my use of "text speech" to my distaste for a writer who doesnt explain themselves?

" But when you use "text speak" (Like UR instead of you are) in your arguments, then all your literary judgements and opinions are immediately discredited an ineffectual.
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according to who? this is the internet and a comments section none the less. ur the first person i heard that says someone opinion doesnt matter cause they used "text speech" to express themselves
fail.

when i read an article on a movie website and the writer says something is horrible, i expect to know why.

now when i use text speech does that in some way make it impossible for u to understand.
or inability to understand "text speech" and
understanding the point of the sentence rather than nitpicking grammer like a school teacher is wat makes ur literary judgements and opinions immediately discreditied as ineffectual cause ur an idiot and cant understand something that has "text speech" on the internet comments section

Not hating on U personally (i capitalized the U for U)

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6:20PM on 01/09/2013
Oh, I'm sorry. Did I hurt your illiterate feelings?

Your comment wasn't unreadable. In fact, once I made sense of it, it wasn't that far off from my own opinion. I just thought I'd take the time to let you know that you sound like an idiot. But clearly you were already aware of that and I should have kept my opinions to myself. (even if they were well thought out and legible)

Enjoy furthering the collapse of intellectual society and I hope you have a pleasant day.

P.S. You misspelled
Oh, I'm sorry. Did I hurt your illiterate feelings?

Your comment wasn't unreadable. In fact, once I made sense of it, it wasn't that far off from my own opinion. I just thought I'd take the time to let you know that you sound like an idiot. But clearly you were already aware of that and I should have kept my opinions to myself. (even if they were well thought out and legible)

Enjoy furthering the collapse of intellectual society and I hope you have a pleasant day.

P.S. You misspelled the word Grammar dip shit. (That WAS a personal attack)
6:34PM on 01/09/2013
There's "text speak" and then there's sounding like you have brain trauma. You've managed to somehow place your comments into both categories - and yeah, if you are going to take an editorial writer to task, it might benefit your argument by not forcing readers to reread your choppy statements just to extract a point. Especially when a statement like "calling it a gimmick doesnt tell us why u hate something" is subjective at best, and at worst, just plain incorrect. If you are going to use the
There's "text speak" and then there's sounding like you have brain trauma. You've managed to somehow place your comments into both categories - and yeah, if you are going to take an editorial writer to task, it might benefit your argument by not forcing readers to reread your choppy statements just to extract a point. Especially when a statement like "calling it a gimmick doesnt tell us why u hate something" is subjective at best, and at worst, just plain incorrect. If you are going to use the strike back section to take a writer to task, and then somehow take umbrage with other member's taking you to task - you're going to waste a lot of time being unnecessarily offended. If you compose a post that sounds like a 15 year-old with ADHD texting from behind his desk during 3rd period biology - expect to called out on that. And turning around and calling the person an idiot for that? That just help make their case for them.
6:49PM on 01/09/2013
smooveluv gets it. (Bonus points for using the word umbrage as well)
smooveluv gets it. (Bonus points for using the word umbrage as well)
8:04PM on 01/09/2013
"Enjoy furthering the collapse of intellectual society"- WTF, OMG, who talks like this

"But clearly you were already aware of that and I should have kept my opinions to myself. (even if they were well thought out and legible)"- thought out and legible. u miss the part where u dont even talk about this Article or even the point of my comment. its just a bunch of ramblings of a english teacher who still prob lives with some kind of family member.

as for "text speech" our society adapts u
"Enjoy furthering the collapse of intellectual society"- WTF, OMG, who talks like this

"But clearly you were already aware of that and I should have kept my opinions to myself. (even if they were well thought out and legible)"- thought out and legible. u miss the part where u dont even talk about this Article or even the point of my comment. its just a bunch of ramblings of a english teacher who still prob lives with some kind of family member.

as for "text speech" our society adapts u retard. Sorry to drop this bomb on U but the language is constantly changing, do u think we spoke the same way 30 YRS ago? no language changes and it sounds like UR on the side of a losing battle. if u cant understand WAT i wrote because of "text speech" then U are an idiot and have bigger concerns then my gramaar, like how U will communicate with PPL 30 years from now,


as a professional troll, i dont get angry over poor excuses for trolling, so no my feeling are not hurt. im not weak like most, what someone writes about my Forum name has no baring on my feelings, i actually enjoy this.
so take ur self rightous, "intellectual" ass and shove it in ur mothers dick that she stole from ur pussy father (That WAS a personal attack)

"P.S. You misspelled the word Grammar dip shit. (That WAS a personal attack)," lol dip shit, ohh such a personal attack on my character. what will i do
8:19PM on 01/09/2013
And let's be honest ur "grammar" help is just a poor excuse for Trollin to try to be condensing and spiteful
And let's be honest ur "grammar" help is just a poor excuse for Trollin to try to be condensing and spiteful
8:13AM on 01/10/2013
i dont think bails is getting it. either that or he, himself, is a troll.
either way, leave him and his "NewSpeak" ramblings to consume themselves in the smoldering shit of ignorance.
i dont think bails is getting it. either that or he, himself, is a troll.
either way, leave him and his "NewSpeak" ramblings to consume themselves in the smoldering shit of ignorance.
4:43PM on 01/09/2013
I'm pretty sure that Roger Ebert has talked extensively about this guy being pretty intelligent. Even if he is just looking to get a rise out of people, so what, it shouldn't tarnish your opinion of the movies he is discussing
I'm pretty sure that Roger Ebert has talked extensively about this guy being pretty intelligent. Even if he is just looking to get a rise out of people, so what, it shouldn't tarnish your opinion of the movies he is discussing
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4:52PM on 01/09/2013
Exactly!
Exactly!
5:29PM on 01/09/2013
Though he then reneged that response when his realized the guy was just trolling. I remembered the article lol
Though he then reneged that response when his realized the guy was just trolling. I remembered the article lol
5:37PM on 01/09/2013
No. [link]
No. [link]
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4:41PM on 01/09/2013
There is a huge difference between not liking a movie and simply being contrary for the purpose of presenting yourself as more knowledgeable because you see the brilliance in garbage that nobody else can see, and the garbage in the faux brilliance that everyone is is fooled by.
There is a huge difference between not liking a movie and simply being contrary for the purpose of presenting yourself as more knowledgeable because you see the brilliance in garbage that nobody else can see, and the garbage in the faux brilliance that everyone is is fooled by.
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4:25PM on 01/09/2013

Screw this guy.

Despite your overall opinion on the Unpopular articles, at least you don't sound like a pretentious douchebag. This guy has no idea what cinema is and the art of filmmaking.
Despite your overall opinion on the Unpopular articles, at least you don't sound like a pretentious douchebag. This guy has no idea what cinema is and the art of filmmaking.
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4:13PM on 01/09/2013
I thought it was cool that you dissed Avengers while it was hot. I wasn't fond of it either.

This guy's an idiot, though.
I thought it was cool that you dissed Avengers while it was hot. I wasn't fond of it either.

This guy's an idiot, though.
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