Samuel L. Jackson Slams NY Times Critic Who Gave THE AVENGERS A Bad Review
The man who plays Nick Fury in the Marvel Movie Universe took to Twitter to express his anger at a scathing write up for The Avengers from New York Times critic AO Scott..
As we all know, reviews and opinions on movies - and anything else for that matter - are completely subjective. But that doesn't stop fans lashing out when they see one they don't like. Now there's nothing wrong with a bit of friendly (or heated) debate on the issue if you disagree of course, but at what point does it go too far? Sam Jackson Tweeted the following after NY Times critic AO Scott's negative review of The Avengers..
"#Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"
Harsh? Well, have a read of some of the things Scott said about the film and then make up your mind..
"While The Avengers is hardly worth raging about, its failures are significant and dispiriting. The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism that is less a shortcoming of this particular film than a feature of the genre."
He praises some elements too, and to be honest the entire review is pretty well written even if you don't agree with the content - but he only mentions the great performances in passing, and focuses entirely too much on the negative aspects without acknowledging enough of the positives in my opinion. But that's just my take, what do you guys think? Is Jackson out of line for slamming the guy for giving his opinion? Or is this review leaving him wide open for criticism?
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