Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Attacking Dissenting Movie Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes

Fanboys are up in arms when one of their beloved movies gets a negative review by a critic. It doesn't matter if the criticism has merit. All that matters to dumb fanboys is that the object of their (geek) infatuation is not embraced by everyone with the same love they have.

Dumb fanboys lurk the rottentomatoes site ready to pounce on critics that have dissenting views.

For instance, the latest movie Star Trek, which looks to be an excellent movie, has had very positive reviews for the most part. But the fanboys, in their geek-like determination to have 100% approval, mercilessly attack the intelligence, integrity, affiliations, and anything else they can think of to vilify those who dare to speak against the objects of their fantasy (and t-shirt collections).

Apparently, getting only 2 or 3 bad reviews out of 100 is enough to ruin any serious fanboy's day.

Of course, it's all ego-based. They identify themselves with something with geek-like passion and use their keyboards as weapons to snuff out any dissenters. It's not too different from how the flat-earth society once demonized round-earth believers.

Interestingly, there is a strong correlation between the level of hatred spewed and the nature of the screen name chosen by the fanboys, which is usually something from a video game or role-playing fantasy character, such as "Alien-spawn-galactic-hunter". Watch out for the venom from these guys.

It's funny, dumb fanboys will even go so far as calling movie reviewers bigots that hate those things that are different from them. And yet, these same fanboys display the same zero-tolerance towards alternate viewpoints. A classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.


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Vittorio said...

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