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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: Is anyone else a bit tired of the uncivil complaining about people complaining?: Edit Log

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Jun 17 2013, 9:17pm

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Is anyone else a bit tired of the uncivil complaining about people complaining?

And yes, now I'm complaining about people complaining about people complaining!

I noticed this really start around the time that AUJ came out, and since then it's gotten worse, not better. It seems to be rather one-sided: those fans who were disappointed in the films are criticizing the films themselves, while (some) fans who enjoyed the films are criticizing other posters on these boards.

Just in the past few days, I've encountered comments such as "disliking TH is absurd"; "I'm disappointed on certain posters on here"; one board member to another who had critiqued the film: "just because you didn't like something doesn't mean it didn't work" (IE "my opinion is fact and anyone who disagrees with my objective like for TH is wrong"); and just today "the saddening weight of negativity weights down most threads on these boards". These there's the general lecturing about "nitpicking", "you're just looking for something to complain about", ETC.

Granted, both sides have been guilty of this in the past (including myself), but really, IMO, the atmosphere risks becoming a bit toxic due to dissenting opinions of those who aren't brimming with enthusiasm for TH films being shouted down.

We're a fanbase, not a cult: those who enjoyed the films are not the "true fans" who got the genius of Peter Jackson while the rest of us losers were too busy winging to notice. Tongue Yet that's exactly the attitude I've seen around here recently in certain posts.

By all means, all manner of opinion should be allowed: those who enjoy the films, those who liked parts of the them, those who didn't, those who are undecided. But IMO, we should limit the arguments to the topic at hand, and not whether one is "disappointed" with other posters, or thinks they're "haters", or "trolls", or what have you.

Perhaps it's just me, and I'm totally off. Anywho, wanted to put it out there. Smile

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Jun 17 2013, 9:26pm)

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Post edited by Captain Salt (Tol Eressea) on Jun 17 2013, 9:20pm
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