Then Gibson got into some PR trouble. His father began making outrageous statements about the Holocaust that put Gibson in a bad light. Even worse, he was pulled over for driving drunk and in an intoxicated state made several offensive statements that don't bear repeating. In the wake of this, Gibson made and released Apocalypto. Clearly intended as a companion piece to The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto took everything that made that last movie such a success and perverted it, almost as if Gibson's bad press had seeped into the film itself.
To Daniel Hirshleifer, reviewer of Apocalypto
You sir should be ashamed of yourself. You may not like Gibson for what he said, in fact, I don't care much for him as a man myself, but to trash the movie, like you did, showing your overt bias towards the man, and letting that dictate your score on the film, says a lot about your ability as a "reviewer".
Next time, I think you should let someone with a little more of an open mind, take care of reviewing his films.
DVD Talk should pull that "review" (and I use that term loosely) and have another person handle the review of the film, because not only does that current review make a good movie look bad, it makes the site as a whole, lose credibility with many people.
Originally Posted by B Leisle /forum/post/0
You're angry with the reviewer because he didn't like the movie? I agree, the review could have done without the diatribe about Gibson's recent PR blunders, but the reviewer simply didn't like the movie. Reviews are completely subjective, which is why you see some movies hailed by critics as masterpieces and others give it a turd.
Big deal, he's one guy. Go to rottentomatoes, films generally get an abundance of reviews collected by all kinds of reviewers and you can usually get a little more balanced perspective about films.
BTW, rottentomatoes has it with a 65% fresh rating, which is decent. Maybe that will help some of you sleep at night.
Originally Posted by jblank74 /forum/post/0
Did you even read what I said? I said that I was disappointed he let his hatred of Gibson dictate the score of the film. I could care less about him not liking the movie, but its WHY he didn't like it that I disagreed with.
Next time, read what people write rather than just launching into your diatribe.....oh, and here is one back at you.