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Ratner blasts critics

10.13.2009

Usually we don't typically run articles like this one, but this is just too good. Warning, this article will contain extreme uses of sarcasm.

Brett Ratner, who apparently is the greatest director of all time and thinks that nothing gets done without his cinematic genius, has decided to spew his ridiculous verbal vomit.

Fans of the X-MEN franchise were weary when first hearing about Ratner directing the third film for the installment. Well if you saw LAST STAND, then it's possible your in the huge crowd of people who thought it was garbage. This is how Ratner feels about the response, "You can't make these people happy. I'm kind of the anti-Christ to these comic book geeks. Every single person that wrote shit went to see that movie multiple times because a movie doesn't gross $200 something million unless people go to see it more than once."

Of course, he continued, "Every single person who said, 'I'm never seeing that movie', they were the first ones there. What are they concerned about? It's out of the filmmaker's hands. A film is a collaborative effort. How's a person sitting at home going to worry about how a movie is going to turn out to be?" I did go see it, once. I love X-MEN regardless of who directs it, but after seeing it, I didn't need to see it again.

It gets worse. Ratner claims that he made the franchise more popular than ever, "The most ridiculous statement I've read is - and of course I looked at the internet after the movie came out - that I buried the franchise. "If I buried the franchise how the fuck did they make a Wolverine? I mean, that's ridiculous. And they're making three other fucking X-Men movies. Mine kept the franchise alive!"

Whether you already hated Ratner or not, you have to admit the guy is a little full of himself. He's right, a film is a collaborative effort, so take the heat where you 'effed up. Also, I do worry about how a film is going to turn out. I sound like I give a shit more than he does, and it's his job to give to shit about how a film turns out. So forgive me if I decide to not bow down to the guy who adds a Mariah Carey video to his directing credits.

Extra Tidbit: Well, I'm a geek and I say Brett Ratner doesn't know shit about X-Men. Where's my C'Mon Hollywood article when I need it?!
Source: Digital Spy

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