I like listening to movie reviews while I'm working on things and something has been brought to my attention. Film reviewers ask a lot of questions. Yes, I know Demise of Film is kinda a review site thing, but I try to talk about movies just on the level that it's a movie. I don't think I'm the best at it, but I do what I can with the little talent I've been given.
That's right, I'm just like Kirk Hammett.
It seems nowadays you have to explain that something is a joke. You see, that's a joke because I'm using a famous Dave Mustaine quote to poke fun at myself with it. Ha ha, funny.
When did film criticism become a game of 20 questions? The main question of film critique used to be "what is this character's motivation?" However, within the last probably ten years I've seen questions as
Maybe this is my fault. I've always looked at film like a short story. We step into this person's world for a short amount of time and leave. Don't believe me? Look at any of my movies. I don't try to explain Kevin's relationship to Michael. Kevin is a guy Michael works with and is a pervert. A negative Keeping Justice review complained that I didn't properly introduce Kevin.
A Final Hit comes to closest to answering a lot of questions and they're the most clunky scenes in the movie. The biggest reason was because someone who had been reading my scripts at the time thought I should expand upon Mark's backstory. Movies shouldn't answer every question an audience member has. They should be short stories told visually.
Part of me suspects that the constant flow of sequels are a big reason why people want all these questions answered.
Another part of me blames CinemaSins.
Yes, I'm going to mention Cinemasins again. As I stated previously, CinemaSins is a bunch of nitpicky morons who have devolved film criticism on the whole. Sure, they CLAIM that they're just joking, but the problem is they offer real criticism alongside what they claim to be jokes.
Now every retarded neckbeard with a camera thinks they can question literally everything in a film. Actually, I take that back. EFAP doesn't even have a camera and rely solely upon a microphone.
I guess ultimately I just want movies to stop trying to answer every single retarded question that some redditor has. "Yeah, but how did he get the Millenium Falcon?"
HE STOLE IT!