"I was indeed a snob, if you agree with this definition: 'A person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people.' I do believe that. Not superior to all other people, but to some, most probably including those who think Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a great film. That is not simply ego on my part. It is a faith that after writing and teaching about films for more than 40 years, my tastes are more evolved than those of a fanboy."
— Roger Ebert in The Great Movies III
"I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."
— Roger Ebert on North
"Why must a film explain everything? Why must every motivation be spelled out? Arenít many films fundamentally the same film, with only the specifics changed? Arenít many of them telling the same story? Seeking perfection, we see what our dreams and hopes might look like. We realize they come as a gift through no power of our own, and if we lose them, isnít that almost worse than never having had them in the first place?"
"So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies."
— Roger Ebert concluding his final blog.
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