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Appeal to Everyone = Appeal to No OneThis is speaking from a critical perspective, certainly. Maybe a lot of these gambles eventually paid off, at least financially, but even if Battle Field Earth had made back its money and then some would that be the sign of being a quality film...or merely a successful film?
Food for thought.
It seems a lot of people feel the need to deliberately dumb down their entertainment to appeal to a 'wider audience'. The reasoning is that by appealing to the lowest common denominator all other previous tiers of interest will come flocking as well and those uninterested will be in the minority anyway. If for instance you open up a fast food restaurant the belief would be that simpler, faster to produce and ultimately less satisfying but cheaper fare would be more interesting to both fans of fast food in general, but also those willing to compromise their tastes for a little instant gratification.
As for people who demand well cooked, complex, and fulfilling meals, even if they're willing to pay
Movies I Like Everyone Hates
Eight Movies I Hate Everyone Likes
Eight Movies I Like Everyone Hates
(Borrowed shamelessly from Doug Walker the Nostalgia Critic)
To defuse the tension created by some of my more contentious reviews and rants, I'm laying my cards out on the table here.
Please feel free to consider me a dullard for hating movies everyone else loves.
But you'll get your revenge because you'll find out what crazy things I like!
Skip the first part if you don't want to hear me rant
MOVIES I HATE EVERYONE LIKES
8: Kung Fu Panda:
Low on the list because everything else about it besides the story and characters is beautiful to behold. Still personally I can't abide the lazy messages, a 'hero' who wins by luck, and a villain who turns to evil because of the hero's failings and dies unredeemed.
This is a movie I want to like.
7: Starship Troopers:
I thought this movie was a complete slap in the face to the original source material and overall a poorly acted, overly violent, transparently political, mean-sp
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