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Started by John Wick, July 17, 2001, 03:34:00 PM
QuoteOn 2001-07-17 15:43, Jared A. Sorensen wrote:Reviews are about awareness -- "This product is bad, don't waste your time or money!" or "Hey, check this out...it's really good!" And you have to judge the review (an opinion) based on the credentials of the reviewer.
QuoteJust think, John m'boy...without your review I would have never seen The 13th Warrior, right?
QuoteThese reviews (particularly the first one, as the second was clearly a fluff piece) told me exactly what I needed to know about the mini series. Production value will be less than extraordinary but better than your usual made for TV fare.
QuoteThe movie sticks to the book mostly but chooses to emphasize sections which translate better to TV (like battles) and deemphasize sections which don't translate as well (like long expositions on the nature of religion and truth)...also not surprising given the producer.
QuoteIn short the review says this:If you are an anal retentive nit picky Mists of Avalon fanatic you are likely to be very disappointed in the movie.If on the other hand you are (like me) someone who found the Mists of Avalon book to pale by comparison to Le Morte than you probably won't be to bothered if the movie is a pale comparison of Mists.
QuoteOn 2001-07-17 16:43, John Wick wrote:Problem is... I don't _know_ either of those people. I don't accept advice from anybody I don't know personally. How in the world can I take the advice of people I don't know?
QuoteOn 2001-07-17 15:34, John Wick wrote:Here's the point:There's nothing in the world that says you have to like everything. You don't. People see things differently, appreciate different things. How can anybody - I don't care who they are - tell you whether you should or shouldn't buy something based on their own perceptions?
QuoteI'll be here, drinking my herbal tea, trying to sort out why people NEED other people to tell them how to think.
QuoteOn 2001-07-17 15:34, John Wick wrote:How can anybody - I don't care who they are - tell you whether you should or shouldn't buy something based on their own perceptions?
QuoteOn 2001-07-20 02:10, greyorm wrote:Ok, so John says "your opinion doesn't matter" but then he goes into a long exposition about the horrors of advocacy and the faithlessness of the reproduction...
QuoteMost reviews make blatant claims without any kind of support.
QuoteOn 2001-07-21 01:09, greyorm wrote:QuoteMost reviews make blatant claims without any kind of support.I just found it a tad ironic to state, in a thread you started on the relative worthlessness of opionions, your opinions. [grin]