Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Movie critic dogs Rain and I dog the critic.

I've already been reading up on some of the reviews for Ninja Assassin. Apparently, its a dud and receiving a number of bad reviews from critics all over, and that's fine.  Harsh criticisms for the movie are probably quite reasonable, but do critics like this asshole need to talk shit about Rain by downplaying his talent and success?
Rain, apparently a music superstar in Korea, must have more presence on stage than he does on screen
How about a music superstar all throughout Asia and most other parts of the world besides the US mainstream?  You forgot to mention that English is his 2nd language and probably had trouble expressing his feelings because of this simple fact.  But just to insure Rain's character was chagrined sufficiently, he leaves readers with the following,
Did you know? Rain’s Korean movie debut in “I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK” opened at the top of the local box office before collapsing in its second weekend and disappearing from theaters just a few weeks later.
Yes I did know that asshole, thanks to Wikipedia.  It was still considered a local box office success.  Why not point out the rest of the "Did you know" facts like,
Did you know? I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK won the Alfred Bauer Award at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival and was selected as the opening film for the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
How about,
Did you know? Rain was nominated for and won Best New Actor at the 43rd Baeksang Awards.
Or did you simply omit or conveniently forget to mention those things in your review as well?  I'm sure you wouldn't be doing this because Rain is an upcoming, charismatic, talented and popular Asian male heartthrob with the potential of cracking the US market.  That would be inconceivable!

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