Originally Posted by Postmoderndesign
Stop picking on our Ralph. He rates extras. Audio and UHD quality as well as the movie. He tends to rate high but apply your own curve or look to other reviewers or metacritic. Ralph rates some good movies that I would otherwise miss and he is here at the AVS forum.
Is it possible you might have misapprehended the message of our newbie friend? Yes, the commentary was ostensibly about Ralph and his reviews, but the subject and motivation of the posts was, as we frequently see, the attention need of our newbie poster. That is all those posts were intended to serve, whether it be claiming address to Ralph or anything
else, the primary purpose was to elicit outraged response to buttress a diminutive sense of self -- "Oh my, look at the furor I
have engendered, I must be very powerful indeed."
People intimidated by creativity often find solace in battering positive expression to depose the power of something they don't feel capable of. Film making is creative, and no one is obliged to spend their time on it. Similarly Ralph's reviews are creative expression. His are virtually the only reviews I ever need consult. He is uniquely gifted at extracting and revealing a film's essential elements. This is service and benefit to the world, and particularly we aficionados of film here on the forum.
It is uncanny that I should be able to read Ralph's review of GODZILLA and find that it more or less exactly matches my appraisal, though I certainly recognize that he has gone to extraordinary lengths to share something with us, whereas I'm just one of the beneficiaries. If anyone is not feeling that benefit, one certainly need not pass this way. For those to whom that pertains, accord yourself some gentle self-care -- we hate to see you waste the time of your life with something that fails to reward you......