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TrevMUN
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02:38:00 AM Dec 30th 2010
edited by TrevMUN
Wow. This article needed a lot of help. Snarky nattermongers making Accuracy Attacks that weren't even accurate in the first place, people treating the film like it was meant to be taken seriously and therefore deserving of all the ridicule it could get, in the form of "This Troper will make this article his own snarky little review!" no less ...

I've gone through and cleaned up what I could.
BritBllt
10:18:13 AM Jan 2nd 2011
edited by BritBllt
Most of your edits were really good, but the Did Not Do The Research entry went too far in the opposite direction. I trimmed it down to the bare essentials, and worked another troper's recent note about Coriolis forces back in as an example of critical nitpicks (I agree about the page having been a mess, but if the article doesn't note such criticisms at all, it only creates a void that'll get filled with snarky natter again).
TrevMUN
03:28:01 PM Jan 3rd 2011
edited by TrevMUN
I'd rather this not turn into an Edit War, but I've restored the Dan Browned example you removed. It wasn't meant as a Take That, Critics!, but to ward off the widely-spread assumption that Ronald Emmerich wanted people to think this could happen to the letter in Real Life. It's that assumption which seems to lead people to treat the movie (and this article) like Snark Bait.

I'm glad you at least kept a pothole to the MST3K Mantra in the Did Not Do The Research entry, though.
BritBllt
08:54:31 PM Jan 3rd 2011
edited by BritBllt
I've switched most of the Dan Browned wording to Bellisario's Maxim, which is a trope (sort of) about not taking fiction too literally. If Dan Browned really is an Averted Trope then it shouldn't be included on the page, but the gist of that message also works for Bellisario's Maxim. I did trim off the "obvious from the start" bit (it hardly seems fair to expect most people to even go through the credits, much less for them to look up the books), but it likewise notes that the movie's based on a book by Art Bell and Whitney Streiber and wasn't meant to be taken too seriously. And thanks to the alphabetical trope ordering, it's also near the top of the page.
TrevMUN
03:47:58 AM Jan 5th 2011
edited by TrevMUN
Alright. I figured it should have been Dan Browned in the sense that many of the people who slam the film for being inaccurate do so because they assume Emmerich meant for the film to be scientifically accurate, but that does work better.
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