I recently had the misfortune of watching "Transformers 2: The Rape and Pillage of my Childhood Continues" (alternative title: Transformers: AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!)
I loathed it. I'm an unrepentant 80's child who has watched, over the last few years, her memories slowly have a resurgence of popularity. This is, of course, quickly followed by some numbskull trying to make a quick buck with a bad film and I'm sick of it! But that's not why I didn't like the film. I didn't like it because I think it's a terrible film, badly paced, with badly done action sequences and way too much emphasis on people who can't act when the point of the matter IT'S GIANT ALIEN ROBOTS FIGHTING. Only Michael Bay could have fucked this movie up.
I expressed my loathing for this film on a forum I frequent. Ok, so I expressed it repeatedly, and at length, but many people agreed with me. And I did make an attempt to express my loathing in ways that were based on fact.
FACT: I couldn't understand what was going on in the action scenes.
FACT: They used fart and leg-humping jokes.
FACT: The characters do things noone would do in real life. Like leave to go on holiday while your house has a smoking gaping hole in it.
And then those of us who thought it was a lousy film were completely drowned out by 16 year olds chorusing:
"WHY ALL THE HATE AT THIS FILM?"
And I wonder - when, exactly, did giving a thinking, reasoned, guenuine critique turn into hate? When did expressing a negative opinion become a horrible thing to do? When did "Demolition Man's" ludicrous dys/utopia start becoming a reality?
Has anyone else experienced this sort of nonsense? Either online or in RL. Felch, come on, I'm sure you have. :D