The Sound of Silence
- Nov 27, 2011
It's pretty clear though that he views things with a liberal/progressive skew, though. And yes, to be fair that wasn't the entire point of his review of that particular movie, but he certainly made it sound like that was one of his favorite parts of the movie.The Dubya said:Yeah I don't bother really dabbling in politics either, which is why I guess I don't get rubbed either way when Bob brings in a political spin to what he's talking about. And just to be fair, that wasn't the ENTIRETY of the White House Down review, rather just one aspect of it he personally dug/found amusing. He's never been the one to outright say "Fuck [this side or that side]"; he pokes fun at everyone. Whatever's convenient/relevant for the review.RJ 17 said:I think it's more the fact that he quite clearly lets his politics color his reviews and that's what gets people upset. I really don't mind, as reviewing things through a political prism is just another way of reviewing them, but a lot of people tend to get pissed off when "Liberal Reviewer Only Likes The Movie Because It's Liberal Propaganda!"
Hell, I'm a conservative and I just kinda chuckle and say "Ohhhhh Bobby, Bobby Bobby Bobby...really? You just LOVED the movie about every single right-wing stereotype invading the White House to take out "Not-Obama" purely because it makes fun of conservatives?" Maybe it's just the fact that I like reviewers that talk fast that I keep coming to watch his videos, but really I take his political stances with a grain of salt...I'd imagine there's a lot of people on this forum that can't take ANYTHING involving politics so lightly, however.
Incidentally, that's why I stay the hell away from the Religion and Politics forum on this site. Seriously, you say ONE thing on there - doesn't matter what - and your in-box will be full for the next three weeks with pissed off people that are more than eager to tell you just who incredibly wrong you are.
Another thing that I was going to mention in my previous post is that a lot of people - myself included - don't like mixing their politics with their entertainment, even when said entertainment's politics happen to match their own. Take Elysium for example. As has been pointed out numerous times in this very topic, a lot of people didn't like the obscenely heavy-handed politicking going on in that movie and that's why they didn't like it in general, Bob on the other hand loved it. And that's where disagreements and rage start to seep in: people would rather have him criticize the unashamed lack of subtlety when a movie clearly has an agenda rather than buy into it whole-heartedly. Personally I treat such movies the same way I treat Bob when he gets political: I just role my eyes and move on.
In the end, people need to realize that Bob's a movie reviewer on the frickin' internet...surely there must be SOMETHING better these people can do than get all pissed off about his political views. If it REALLY bothers them that much, I just have to wonder why they bother watching his videos in the first place. I do it because as I mentioned before: I just find them to be entertaining, regardless of what he's "preaching".