I feel this will turn into an American politics war soon.
Despite not being an American, I am versed in that... but I wont be the one starting it.
Instead I will say that I havent watched the movie yet. And I have no idea who Chris Kyle is.
I do not understand how in the f*$king hell, you Bob can basically take SUCH a certain and concrete position about something as subjective as the quality and messages in a work of art?
That was just PLAIN UGLY as all hell.
*Obvious things that sadly must be hammered in again*
We CAN NOT ALL like or dislike the same damned things.
You though Avengers was good? I almost FELL asleep through that. I dont consider it a good movie for me. In fact, it was probably the worst movie I watched in 2012. A waste of money.
You disliked Interstellar, yet I loved it.
You love yer Nintendo games, I love my STALKERs and Grand Strategies.
Some people love Bioshock Infinite... I don't get them, but big deal
Neither of us, or anyone else on this damned planet can REALLY claim a high ground on quality of a work of art. As that is NOT quantifiable. Never has been. Never will be. No matter how much we try. That cant be calculated. And never will be.
You went down in my eyes... again
Someone may quote me and explain how Bob is actually thinking about WHY the movie is this successful. I know that. These discussions are GOOD. Some of those parts of the review make a lot of sense.
But taking a concrete position EVEN before you started your analysis or research is not the way to do it. It is the opposite. This aint how science of any kind or a fair critical analysis is done.
Conclusions are drawn at the end. Not at the beginning.