Actually, I wish he did do that, because I STILL don't know why he doesn't like it. I haven't seen the movie and all I can take from his review is that "Bob does not like."RTR said:I Was kinda expecting a sort of response to all the heat Bob got for his review of The Expendables. That would've been fun. I already had a title in my mind, something like "counter-Attack" or "Returning Fire", in which Bob compares other action movies, and compares them to The Expendables to better show off its shortcomings. Anyway, this is still a good read.
The way I see it, Bob likes to call things the way he sees them or the way he thinks it was intended to be. Example: in his review of Splice, he brought out all the good points he saw in the movie while also kidding around with the whole "Would ya...?" thing. Also, when he talks about boobs in movies, for the most part, he brings it up when their inclusion was intentional right from the start, which was pretty much the case with Pirahna 3D. It's just a mindless, bloody, junky, b-movie distraction. The good kind.snowfox said:Actually, I wish he did do that, because I STILL don't know why he doesn't like it. I haven't seen the movie and all I can take from his review is that "Bob does not like."RTR said:I Was kinda expecting a sort of response to all the heat Bob got for his review of The Expendables. That would've been fun. I already had a title in my mind, something like "counter-Attack" or "Returning Fire", in which Bob compares other action movies, and compares them to The Expendables to better show off its shortcomings. Anyway, this is still a good read.
That's the only real problem I had with that last review. A lot of people told me it was decent, and Bob said it sucked, I want to know why. It's not going to make or break me seeing the film, but if he was able to explain the movie a bit more to give me some incite as to why he hated it, then I wouldn't have a problem. If anything, he could have left this weeks review to the other 2 films and made the article based on what his problem(s) with the Expendables were.
I'm not mad at the insults, because obviously they don't affect me considering I haven't seen the film, I'm upset that I feel his videos are slipping. Watch one of his older videos like Splice, then come back to watch the Expendables and this weeks double review, and you can see why I feel this is the case. The review on Splice gave me enough information about the film for me to get a better idea on whether that film was worth my time or not. His later reviews seem to lack that of which attracted me to his videos in the first place.
The only things I know about the past 4 movies he talked about are "Liked, HATED, Boobs, and the director from Dog Soldiers." Quite frankly, how am I supposed to take him seriously as a reviewer/critic when that's all the information he's releasing about the films he goes to see. Is he suffering from illness and is accidentally falling asleep at the theater so his videos are suffering for it?
This article however inspired me to go down to my brothers, grab a glass of wine, and watch Dog Soldiers and The Descent again. This is the kind of approach I expect from you Bob. In this article, he introduces a writer/director that may not be as well known as the others, and talks about a few of his movies that I for one feel are extraordinary, and by doing so, giving them the spotlight for a moment so others who have never heard of the film(s)/director before can go out and rent some treasures.
Very professional, and very informational, what happened that your videos are starting to lack this?
Do, seriously... It's a brilliant largely underrated gem and a personal favourite of mine. The movie as a brilliant balance of horror, action, tension and comedy... A must see film in my opinion. Though I hear it went straight to DVD in America which is a shame.Marter said:Haven't seen Dog Soldiers yet, but when I find it, I will buy it.
I'm almost completely with you, though I'll watch The Descent over and over again and, though I agree Doomsday wasn't nearly as deft, I love me some Rhona Mitra.ckeymel said:I, too, loved Dog Soldiers, and The Descent is one of the few scary movies that I absolutely adore, although I don't know if I will ever be able to sit through another viewing of it. I agree with the sentiment that Doomsday was a step backward - it was ok, but I am not a huge Rhona Mitra fan either. I previously had no idea that these three films had the same guy behind the wheel, but now knowing that, I am definitely gonna have to give Centurion a watch!