A lot of people are complaining about how biased Movie Bob
is. I'm not about to say he isn't, of course. He has his own hangups, and particularly worrying ones about sex, gender and women (the less said about his Metroid Other M
defense video, the better).
People say "He should be professional! Professional critics don't let bias hold sway over them!" Uh, yeah they do. The vast majority of professional movie critics have a bias, for instance, for smaller-budget personal movies over blockbuster epics. Roger Ebert, who is definitely a good critic, is a positively rabid dunce when it comes to his rants about how video games are not and never will be art because... well, because they're video games? Hard to say.
What I'm trying to say is that critics claiming they are oh-so-above bias are always lying, and maybe it would be better if they embraced it. If you know the source you're getting your information from is biased, it helps to inform your own decisions, and I think Bob has definitely chosen to take this approach.
His opinion can still be useful in informing your moviegoing (and presumably gaming, although I must admit I don't know or care nearly as much about video games as I do about film) decisions, especially if his biases about the way a movie should be made line up with yours. Which in my case, they absolutely do, although I'd very much like to say that this isn't the case with all
of his biases. (Don't get me started on the dismissal of anyone who isn't a geek as a braindead frat boy...)