I take exception to the "I denounce death threats and harassment however..." because that however could be: "I'm about to make a brew and a butty so can we discuss this more in 5 minutes." IS an acceptable clause to add... man the number of brews I've been denied because an internet argument has suddenly engaged me and I've gotten involved... and then I get angry because I've not had my cup of tea and I'm upset... we should end this white washing of tea harassment by the coffee drinking beverage-archy with their coffee already brewed in percolators.
(Please don't take that seriously, I'm not comparing being denied a delicious hot beverage to justification of harassment in anything more than a satirical sense).
On to the video itself, you raise a good point sir. I do agree, it's perfectly fine to dislike something for any reason (except Pacific Rim, if you don't like that you're a soulless husk of a being), but this also ties into the meta-critic debate and over all, the prevention of aggregate scores in general, something I feel strongly on, a review should stand on the writers merits and tastes and not on a pseudo-rating of "7 out of 10 because of reasons" (substitute reasons with mechanical, design, thematic or artistic opinion).
I guess it's more accurate to say, I don't feel attaching a score to something can accurately represent a nuanced well crafted opinion in favour of/against something, I think it cheapens the authorial intent and adds undue pressure onto the industry, but having never been an industry writer, I'm coming at this from an outsiders perspective, so take my opinion (but not your tea) with a pinch of salt.
But that's a whole other debate and I know you're mostly in favour of scores Jimothy.
Paradox SuXcess said:
It's similar to those who say, "I'm not racist but...". No no, just stop there. It doesn't excuse you from being racist so just stop. I ignore them best I can.
Again I'd add a caveat, "I'm not racist but... how much is this stereo and what's the trade in price on my old one." is a perfectly acceptable statement to make in any society, as demonstrated by wonderful cross dressing heavy metal comedian Andrew O'Niel.