Yeah, I know. I'm just a random dude who criticizes these critics and some of you don't even care about my opinion because it's controversial, but really, how can they rate TDK so low and this movie so high?
First off, there are needless plot twists that you cannot understand. Why did Erica Sloan turn against IMF? Her reasons are just not reasonable enough. How did August Walker's men infiltrate Sloan's team? We don't know much about it. They don't tell us. Sure, it was cool but my immersion was ruined. They could've been written it more subtle. Second of all, the elevator scene. Walker shows a picture of Ethan's ex-wife to Ethan(clearly he carries it all the time) and says this and that, but the reason why Walker didn't kill Ethan is that his evil friend has a plan for him after he supposedly suicided. But wait, 30 minutes after that scene, Walker shoots to kill Ethan with a machine gun. This right here is the definition of lazy writing. They just tucked a stupid reason in the movie so that they could just ignore it and make me feel stupid. Thirdly, why is Julia in this movie? Don't get me wrong, It was nice to see a familiar face, and she gave herself a pretty good closure, but here's what wouldn't have happened if she wasn't in this: They wouldn't have had to put a reason, which it was a really big turn off for me, not to kill Ethan. We wouldn't have gotten an awkward wire cutting scene. We wouldn't have gotten weird dreams. And probably I wouldn't be writing these negative things. Fourthly, Solomon Lane, a pretty genius guy, pulls his enemies to their objective and fights with them face to face. That's pretty cool but why? Why did he aggro'd them? Why did he even decide to stay and choose to die? This writing could've been much much better. They could've given him more clever things to do. Fifthly, the unstoppable bomb stopped by 3 people because they have ''figured it out''. Sixthly, a countdown. Suprise, surprise. I really wonder why evil people put a countdown on these things. Can't they just press the damn detonator button when the time is right? Guess what happened in the end. The good guys lost and the bad guys won. Billions are dead. That was totally unexpected and hard to guessed. 10/10 original writing right there. But let's look on the bright side. They executed that last shot perfectly. The sunset almost had me for a second. Seventhly, there are unanswered questions. Why did they put two devices in the same place? How did Ethan stop the bomb go off with its detonator? Did I miss something? Finally, the ending. You don't leave the theater with ''wow'' or ''what just happened'' expressions because they've already ended the movie before the end. Sure, it has a deserved and a great dark/grim ending which every plot and dialogue constantly instigated throughout the movie but you didn't get a big feeling like you did get after the TDK ended. Or, you didn't sit like you did sit after the Infinity War ended
These are just small things that TDK, a film that well-educated critics rated lower than this movie, doesn't harbor. Overall the movie is not bad. There were some cliches but it seems nobody cares about this anymore. Set-pieces, the sound editing, cinematography, pacing, it was all great. It just that the writing could have been much more in-depth. Or maybe it's just me. After seeing that god tier praises from the critics, I expected something better than TDK. Well, I was wrong. The dialogues weren't even that close. I guess critics don't care about these small things
But wait, they do care about the small things. I mean look at their rating for ''Black Panther'' That movie currently at 8.9/10 rating with 51 reviews on RT. And on Metacritic it at 88/100 score with 55 reviews. I wonder what makes that movie so special for the critics 🤔 Is it the stunts or the unpredictable plot twists? Maybe it's because of its beautiful CGI effects. Nah. Maybe it's because of its absorbing and original story. Yeah, that does make more sense. Because we don't see everyday a black man who tries to be king in a fantasy land want to rule the whole world. Yeah, that sounds about unprecedented and 8.9/10 rating worthy. But put yourself in some of the big directors like Christopher Nolan position and think that every film that you made got more negative reviews than Black Panther. What do directors need to create to get praised by these critics nowadays? A black Harry Potter?
And the worst thing is these hypocritical critics, only 10 - 30 - 60 people, are overshadowing people's own judgments with their dependent opinions that polluted by politics and mindset like "we're not fond of pretentious movies and directors". Their opinion is essential for people who can't form an opinion, and nothing can change those people mind's other than the critics. The next big movie that they're going to bash will probably be "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)" But not that kind of a big bash. Small bashes like they did for "The Dark Knight", "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Usual Suspects","Interstellar", ''Fight Club'', "Se7en","Inception"... These films, they all look so pretentious with their challenging plots, prominent cast and independent directors. But these professional critics don't want to promote these kinds of prominent films, they have to say irrelevant things about them to criticize it so that they could look "cool" to the audience. Or maybe I'm totally wrong. Maybe they're just completely missing the point about them like they did miss in "Blade Runner","2001: A Space Odyssey", "The Shining", "Psycho", "Citizen Kane"... Firstly they bashed these films to the ground because they didn't understand a thing and it all looked too pretentious for them, and then they had to "reevaluate" each one of it because they didn't want to look stupid. I bet they still don't know a thing about it, they just had to. But of course, at some point, they have to keep their reputation maintain too. That's why they show love for some of the classic movies like "The Godfather", "12 Angry Men", "Pulp Fiction'', "Seven Samurai" When they saw a "Cult classic" movie alike they'll eat each other to praise that film. Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they don't want to look stupid like they did look stupid once because of bashing "Blade Runner", "2001", "The Shining", "Psycho", "Citizen Kane"... They love to pretend to be the smartest with their expertise and knowledge but they'll never be a filmmaker. They don't want to see depressing movies, or they talk about the importance of ''entertainment'' in a movie, but after they watch "Schindler's List" they forget all about the importance of entertainment. The films that made by docile directors have always been more convenient for them to praise. For example Disney/Marvel movies. I bet you can't name one director who directed marvel movie other than Russo brothers. IF the message is right, they have to praise those movies that involve feminism and politics, like ''Dunkirk (2017)'', ''Wonder Woman'', ''Get Out'', ''Black Panther'', ''The Love Witch'', ''Moonlight''... If the message isn't right, those movies are just another trash for their dump, like "American History X", "Leon: The Professional" "Sucker Punch", "Fight Club", "Watchmen"... Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they didn't like them because they all looked too pretentious. Or maybe they completely misinterpreted the whole message like they misinterpreted "Blade Runner", "2001", "The Shining", "Psycho" They've always been inconsistent and always will be. Next year they're probably gonna say baseless things about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood like "there was too much violence in it", "there was too much blood in it", "the characters were too cold" without considering movie's content. Because they don't like prominent materials. They must say something out of place to criticize it. What they do is something like declaring a horror movie "too scary". The only thing they have is politically overwhelmed and subjective opinions that their big names on. They won't support their opinions with reasons because it's a risky approach. If a random person say the exact same things about a movie like them, nobody would take that person seriously, we wouldn't even care. I'm not saying they shouldn't criticize the big movies, just tryna point it out that their motivation, their method of criticizing is inefficient for the audience. I mean just tell me, how can the same people rate Batman Begins 6.8/10 and Black Panther 8.9/10? Don't we all have eyes to see the difference or are we all blinded by the politics? Where the audience loves to see challenging plots that executed nicely, plausible plot twists, detailed scripts, compelling stories, inspired scores, stylish cinematography; most of these critics overlook these elements, and some of them made a hobby of bashing popular directors who love these elements. And some people really worship these critics and nothing can change those people's minds. In their eyes, those critics are always right, no matter what. But put yourself in those directors position and try to envision critics panning your movie for the things they don't understand and people believing them blindlessly. They want attention and people giving it to them, this was my other reason to write a garbage paragraph like this. But still, who am I to judge, right? I don't have some kind of a degree like those guys have. You're probably making fun of me "Yeah, well, that's just like your opinion man", "Who are you to make a comment about critics' methods","An idiot on the internet DESTROYS professional critics with ASSUMPTIONS and LOGIC😂😂😂" You have every right because I'm just a random dude