Not every film/movie is a work of art. This thought has been nagging me lately as it's becoming increasingly difficult for me to find an authentic take on almost any movie regardless of genre or year.
When did we forget criticism and nuance? Not everything is a masterpiece, it's not because I "don't get it" and I don't care if it is "just dumb fun" as that doesn't automatically absolve a movie of its technical sins.
I often hear people say that everyone and everything is so negative lately but I am finding it to be quite the opposite (and will likely write a whole separate spiel on that topic). This rings especially true with most movies and doubly so for those that are highly anticipated releases. New art-house film from beloved director actually turns out to be an incoherent mess? The symbolism and allegories must have simply been lost, you wouldn't understand. Blockbuster action movie riddled with awful camera work, sound mixing, and a dodgy script? Take it easy, it's supposed to be bad, its just a silly action movie!
Granted, this is not a new phenomenon as it is natural to want to defend something that one has high expectations of, I just wish it wasn't so prevalent and vehement.
I could expand even further but I believe this has been enough writing in regards to my petty complaint. Regardless, it feels good to get it out there.