I hate for my first post to be a bit of a rant, but right now this is the only thing I can think of that I want to write about.
As a film student, I see the importance of watching films from a critical and analytical perspective. It’s helpful to discuss ideas and theories about directors work or to look at the narrative, context and all the little technical bits which make a film for your own development and understanding of how it all works.
But this is all done in moderation or if needed to, as lets be honest, a film’s main purpose is to entertain or inform right?
But I’m finding myself getting increasingly irritated by people who see themselves as ‘film geeks’ who constantly rip to pieces films that are a little too mainstream or liked by the majority or they even just spout film jargon at every oppertunity about everything they see.
I will admit, some films are made to make you scratch your head or even make you want to cry a little because they are so confusing (maybe that’s just me) and this would be the right time to do an artistic postmortem, but to do it to something that was perhaps aimed at children or a massive production that was clearly made to make a whopping profit, honestly what is the point?
This might make me seem like a bad student, by not taking it seriously, but I think some people should really take a break from being critics and enjoy a production for what it is, not what it isn’t.
Sorry if this offends anybody , im just irritated right now.