Sometimes I really do think critics lately have an agenda to see "Tent-Pole" movies crash and try to help them along to do just that.
Take Scott Mendelson:
And Scott's negative twist to the new THOR 2 trailer:
"What is interesting is that this 150-second trailer is basically just an extended version of last April’s 106-second teaser.
We get pretty much the same exposition, many of the same money shots, and much of the same plot beats. On one hand, it’s nice that Marvel isn’t giving away more story and more visual highlights.
On the other hand, it both makes one wonder if there isn’t that much more to show while also making this second trailer completely redundant."
He then goes on to undermine the movie in snide, sly, suggestive ways as if trying to cool off interest in the movie.
Did he watch the trailer you and I just did? If so, then he definitely has an agenda.
Clooney said that he felt both After Earth (a $130 million budget film that has grossed $242 million worldwide)
and White House Down (a $150 million budget film that grossed $117 million worldwide) would not end up as precedent-setting losers when all the money is counted down the line.
Arnie Hammer (THE LONE RANGER) told reporters in the UK:
"If you go back and read a lot of the negative reviews, most of them don't actually have anything to do with the content of the movie but more what's behind it. "http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/johnny-depp-armie-hammer-blame-critics-for-lone-rangers-us-failure-201378
Even Scott Mendelson balked when critics called THE WOLVERINE a flop:
"Did you hear the news? Apparently The Wolverine, which opened with $53 million the other weekend, is a flop!
Oh, don’t take my word on it, check out these various pundits which call it
“the latest blockbuster to flop“.
Never mind that the film had the eighth-biggest opening of the summer
and that, at a cost of just $120 million, has already grossed its production budget back and then some ($140 million) worldwide in three days!"
What do you think?
Was that THOR 2 trailer that bad?
Are critics just mean-spirited lately or what?