Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Have A Little Game For You To Play

Go to rottentomatoes.com and look up movies. Start by looking up political movies to ones that have political undertones and then compare reviews. I have found that most movies loved by the collective are also loved by movie critics, but not so much by the audience and vice versa. Here are a few obvious ones right off the bat. I tried to look for ones that had a lot of participants giving audience reviews.

  1. Fahrenheit 911

  2. Jesus Camp

  3. An Inconvenient Truth
For the other side one only has to look up Mel Gibson movies. (Not that he represents conservatism but a lot people associate him with conservatives.)

  1. The Patriot

  2. Passion of the Christ (and to prove that the audience isn't just a bunch of bible thumpers I'll throw in Last Temptation of Christ as well)

  3. Apocalypto
I have done this with movies that I thought were political just under the surface such as "Unstoppable" and "300" and found both results interesting. If you need further proof that the audience knows best, I'll point to one that isn't political as a throwaway.

3 comments:

Maximum Colossus said...

I 'm not sure what point you're trying to make here, but I can tell you one thing. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was awesome. That old Willy Wonka movie, though, sucked eggs.

Blogust said...

I guess my point is that even movie critics are bias and liberal? That maybe they like a movie not because it's good, but because they want to...? I think?

I don't know. I just got a kick out of comparing what critics thought of, let's say, Milk as opposed to audiences. Sometimes the two agreed, but I thought it striking how often the two disagree on some very famous movies. At times it seems politics motivated their opinion.

Maximum Colossus said...

It's just weird that this surprises you. Critics are basically people who couldn't even manage to become teachers. Of course they're liberal.