Here's how I took Jose's post:
"I didn't like this movie when I saw it, but I support everything Criterion puts out. Therefore, I will buy it. This isn't the first movie Criterion has released that I didn't like, but I bought all the same. I do this to support Criterion in all they do. In addition, after reading for the love this movie has, when I buy it I will give it another chance to see if there's something I missed."
This is okay to me, since I've done much the same. As I've mentioned before, I'm a serial fan. I've bought every serial that has been released on DVD, including every release from Alpha. I've even bought ones from Alpha that I saw on VHS from VCI and openly hated like The Clutching Hand. Why? Because I support the release of serials on DVD and will buy any such serial in the hope of seeing more come out. I'd do the same with Blu Ray. So, yes, even if The Clutching Hand or Young Eagles was released on Blu Ray, I'd buy them no matter how much I dislike them. And Jose is far more willing to give IAMMMMW a second chance than I would be to give something I didn't like a second chance. Usually, it's one and done for me.
In short, there's nothing wrong with Jose's post. His comment about the tantrums also holds water as people are being awfully hot and bothered about the potential news of the release of a film, flipping out each month it's not announced and getting frankly overdramatic.
That being said, here's how I take Joe's posts:
"How dare you express a contrary opinion to mine on this movie! You have no right to! Get off this thread you lowly heathen! And nobody else had better suggest I'm overreacting, even when every sentence I write ends with an exclamation point! You think you're so superior because you don't like this movie! Well, I'm superior to you because I DO like it!"
Seriously, Joe. It was suggested previously by Ron that you not come into this thread if every time you come in, you flip out about something. This seems like sound advice to me. There's no point in getting bent out of shape every other day, especially about a Movie. There's plenty of movies I like that others don't, including my friends. Doesn't bother me one bit that they dislike them. I don't flip on them and say "how dare you dislike that movie! It's the greatest thing ever made!"
Similarly there are movies I don't care for that others like. Going back to serials for a moment, a lot of serial fans love Undersea Kingdom. Absolutely love it. I don't like it, not one bit. Why? Because I think it's a rather mean-spirited serial. Is it competently made? Yes. Do I get that people love it? Yes. Do I even get why people might love it? Yes. But I dislike it passionately and will express my opinion on any serial message board and not care if people like my opinion or not. Because that's my right. And while people can disagree with my opinion, they can't tell me I can't express that opinion. Mostly because I'd tell them to bugger off, but that's me.
I think this is one of the major problems of fandom. People become so attached to a movie or series or what have you that they can't stand anyone thinking any different about it. I love serials. Only one of my closest living friends enjoys them, too. This does not bother me. And I wouldn't flip on my friends for disliking serials. If I did, I would have no friends. of course, the other problem being the Internet where people can act as abusive or nasty as they want since they're hidden online and not likely to have a face to face with the person. Honestly, Joe, would you say the things to Jose that you've said here if you met him in person?
My apologizes to the Moderators if I've overstepped my bounds.
Edited by Todd J Moore, October 13 2013 - 07:34 AM.