I am going to pick on Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times and a “frequent contributor” to NPR’s “Morning Edition.” He provided what is probably the most irrelevant piece of movie criticism of all time. He told listeners that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most anticipated movie opening since Gone with the Wind premiered in 1939. He followed that characterization with this bit of wisdom: “But can all those true believers – all the people who bought millions of dollars in advance tickets – could they be wrong? No, they’re not wrong – but they can be only half right.” Everything after his first statement regarding ADVANCED ticket sales is meaningless–not that Turan doesn’t have a valid point in his critique or that he is weak critic, just that he already laid bare why no-one would bother listening to him any longer. Continue reading
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