Little things have been pissing me off lately when reading people’s comments about movies. I don’t know if it is just me, or if people are just getting to the point where they want to bitch about anything and everything and refuse to be happy with anything that they are given. That makes this edition of Renegade Rant one that makes it live up to the original reason for the column.
Iron Man 3 was awesome. That is just facts. However, so many people hated the twist in the movie with The Mandarin, that it made them ignore everything that was awesome about Shane Black’s movie. It is why comic book fans might not get great filmmakers like Shane Black for much longer.
Star Trek Into Darkness was a fun, thrill-ride that Trekkies refused to even give a chance. And they are so loud with their complaints that they refuse to not be heard.
Arrested Development returned and people finally got what they have been waiting for since the show was unfairly cancelled. Then they complained that it was not the funniest thing in the world.
Man of Steel was just an amazing movie, but people seemed to focus either on the big spoiler at the end, saying Superman would NEVER EVER do that, even though he did the exact same thing in Superman II and in the comics – TO THE SAME FREAKING VILLAIN. Or people complained about nitpicky things, because honestly, people went into the theater wanting to hate the movie.
That brings me to my big complaint. Why the hell do self-professed movie fans go to movies looking for things to hate? I don’t mean people who go to a movie and end up hating it. I am talking about the society of people now who seem to be looking for things to nitpick. You can tell who they are because they find something that other people may have not even noticed and harp on it until it seems like something important.
These people don’t want to be happy. They are Trekkies who go to the new Star Trek movie despite saying in the months leading up to it that it will suck. They go so they can sound smart when complaining about Chekov’s age or something like that. Maybe some are going, hoping they will be proven wrong, but most won’t stay happy regardless of how the movie turns out.
Those people as bad as the ones who wait to see what movies everyone loves and then decides to nitpick those apart, telling everyone how they are wrong because the movie sucks so much (see: Dark Knight complainers). Actually, those people may be worse because they wait until a movie is loved before pretending to hate it. The people in 2013 came into the year ready to hate everything and won’t let a good movie stand in their way.
I hate those people. They make loving movies seem like such a chore.