I agree with that. Ebert has the knowledge and talent, but critical thinking definitely benefits from being challenged.
quote: Me too, not only for his reviews, but because I got the sense he forced Ebert to think more carefully about what he was saying.
Lewis, generally I walk away from his reviews thinking "what does that mean?" or at the very least "what does that mean to me?"
It's not about agreement, its about understanding where the reviewer is coming from so you can adjust their reaction to your tastes.
Because of his interest in visuals he seems to overlook other problems. I like innovative visuals also, but not at the expense of script elements. When I read one of his reviews I must guess at how successful the film is in these other areas critical to me.
At least I can adjust for the Jolie rule. images/smilies/smile.gif
Back to the point of the thread. It's nice to hear both Jason and Scott give it good reviews. It's trailered as a fun adventure ride and the tone of most positive reviews seem to verify this. Maybe this will be the "fun" film that gets into the Oscar mix thanks to the innovative style.