Barmy, I must say that you are more in tune with audience reactions than anyone I have ever heard. In fact, it seems that most of your perceptions about movies are based on the way you see other people react to them. And you've attended movies with some of the most animated and vocal audiences I've ever heard of. I've noticed that your takes on Rescue Dawn, Away From Her, Grindhouse, 300, Curse of the Golden Flower, United 93, The Departed, and, of course, your hilarious reassessment of Taxi Driver have been colored by the "howls," "chuckles," and "boos" of your fellow moviegoers.Barmy wrote:Could this guy get any smugger? When his commercial for AmEx showed at MoMA's recent "best commercials" program, it was quite satisfying when the audience booed it.
I'm not sure if you're always telling us how various audiences react to things in order to validate your own opinion, or if it's because you cannot formulate one. Either way, I would suggest switching to an entirely different set of venues. With a couple of exceptions, the ones you apparently frequent seem to be filled with audiences of exceptionally bad taste.