Wednesday, May 11, 2005

John Podhoretz: Stupid Jedi Hater!

On The Corner is a playa-hating sumbitch named John Podhoretz who must've been raised by Vulcans because he's been sh*tting all over Star Wars and George Lucas for a while now. He blames them for ruining film and blah-blah-woof-woof and he's proof that being conservative is NOT necessarily a sign of higher intelligence. I don't know what he's written in the past, but anything I see in the future from his will probably be disregarded out of hand because of this thoroughly retarded post:

It opens next week. I saw it, and here's the thing: It's unbelievably bad. O I'm telling you this because movie critics won't. So far all the early reviews -- all of them, from Variety to the Hollywood Reporter to Time magazine -- have been favorable. Why? Because while the movie critics of my long-ago youth were middlebrow snobs suspicious of populist entertainment, today's critics have turned into toadies. They are afraid of being on an audience's bad side, afraid that a movie they will pan might really strike a chord. Since it's a foregone conclusion that the final Star Wars is going to make a jillion dollars, the safe thing for critics to do is say nice things about it. The only nice thing I can think to say about it is that it's not quite as mindspinningly wretched as its predecessor, Attack of the Clones, but it's plenty awful anyway. Even Yoda gives a rotten performance. Go see it if you must when it opens next week, but at least you got one fair warning here.

All you need to do is visit Rotten Tomatoes and see that most of the top films have gotten poor reviews. He also ignores that the ratings score for this Star Wars film is 50% more favorable than the last two prequels, both of which were sure to make money, but didn't garner as many good notices. Also note that many critic's fave pictures don't do boo at the B.O.

Podhoretz is a f*cking moron. Coward bitch doesn't list his e-mail, either. Pussy.


allen said...

Podhoretz has company:

Dirk Belligerent said...

I stopped reading that the moment he bashed Empire. If I wanted to read the insipid burblings of the terminally clueless, I'd swing by the HuffPost and have some laughs.