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He really has no clue what he's doing, does he? He's just jumping around in location and time, trying to woo an audience who doesn't know or care about the Earl of Oxford, or Robert Cecil, or the Earl of Essex, or Thomas Nash, or any person in this movie who isn't William Shakespeare or Queen Elizabeth I. It's a paradox: you have to know the period to understand what's going on, and if you understand what's going on, you will hate what's going on.

The ability to take a concept that most people would laugh out of the gate and turn it into something great, giving me some food for thought about my own dickishness, is typical of all art that matters.
Froghand, on a My Little Pony Nazi Fanfiction called Parallels.

Nicolas Cage: "Sucks for them!"

... explaining to non-gamers who don’t know Counter-Strike that you made a game in which everyone’s a terrorist is uh, pretty awkward.
—Stefan "Bad King Urgrain" [1]

"Seriously, who the fuck was this movie made for?! It's not for fans of the video game, it gets all the details wrong. It's not a good Christmas movie, it gets all the details wrong. It's not a movie for adults because of the sheer stupidity of it, and if this [Budweiser reference] is anything to go by, it's not a movie for kids either!"
The Mysterious Mr. Enter on Elf Bowling: The Movie

"First, I should say that Return Of The Obra Dinn isn't for everyone. Wow, that's a fucking useless sentence, isn't it? Nothing's 'for everyone', except oxygen and maybe Pixar films."

"With a lot of old-school Trekkies (understandably) seeing Enterprise as an attempt to 're-do' TOS, and with a lot of new-school Trekkies (understandably) pissed that the new show wasn’t going to build upon the TNG-DS9-Voyager continuity, the show went on to polarize fans like never before. If you feel indifferent towards Enterprise, chances are you’re not really that into Star Trek."
The Agony Booth's recap of Star Trek: Enterprise, "A Night In Sickbay"

"As for where the special goes from there....Picture #5 to the left sums up my opinion on it. It's still full of talking vegetables, but the crazy liberties are taken no more. It's a straight story from here until it ends, and it's aimed at girls. Marie falls in love with her nutcracker, and they escape to a fantasy world to stop the Rat King from possessing the star on top of Marie's tree. As is not explained (but you get the basic idea), whoever holds the star controls Christmas, and if the star were ever destroyed, Christmas would be as well.

The kind of audience that would come for that story probably wouldn't appreciate the farting beans, so it leaves
The Nuttiest Nutcracker as a special without appeal."

I got a DVD in the mail, an animated film titled "Sita Sings the Blues." It was an version [sic] of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. Uh, huh. I carefully filed it with other movies I will watch when they introduce the 8-day week.


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