Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
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Daily Blog Post from Editor Peter Sciretta:
Why Are You So Angry That People Enjoyed a Movie You Didn’t?
There are a lot of things that bother me about the way film fans interact with each other on social media, but one that has been bugging me lately is how we treat moviegoers that liked a film we didn’t. The latest example of this was Jurassic World, a film which has gotten reactions all across the board from both critics and moviegoers. Some love it, while others hated it (I’m more closer to the former of those two).
It seems like whenever anyone says anything good about Jurassic World in my feed, they are attacked by a mob of film geeks who just can’t allow that to happen. And I’m not talking about people wanting to have a conversation about the film and its flaws, but people on the attack.
Why are you so angry that people liked a movie that you didn’t?
It probably doesn’t help that Jurassic World had the biggest box office openings of all time, which might’ve incited a larger backlash than hit other films. I can certainly understand if you didn’t like the movie. Jurassic World is not for everyone, and it is definitely not a perfect movie — but there are MANY worse films out there. There are so many far worse big money-making blockbuster sequels and reboots released every year than Jurassic World. And even if you disagree with that statement, I’m not sure why people feel the need to attack someone who enjoyed something they did not.
If someone thought Jurassic World, or another movie, was a fun night at the cineplex, why try to ruin that experience for them? And if you want to engage with this person, why not engage on a more conversational level and discuss what worked and didn’t work, share your thoughts and maybe discover why they liked the movie more than you did?
It’s cool to geek out and talk to like-minded people about the films we jointly love and the things we have in common but I personally love talking to people who loved films I couldn’t stand and hear them explain what connected with them. I enjoy experiencing those films through a different set of eyes, and yeah, it usually doesn’t change my opinion on the particular film, but I get some insight into how my friend experiences cinema and maybe learn a bit about them in the process. And to me that is much more valuable than telling someone I follow on twitter that they were wrong because they liked a movie I just couldn’t enjoy.
Okay everyone, lets get to today’s edition of Page 2.