BJ'S BLOG 11/01/13 "Everyone's a Critic"
Living in the information age is a blessing in many ways, but it can just as easily prove to be a curse. The internet has given every man, woman, and child the power of Instant Judgment on a wide variety of topics…and that great power doesn’t come with anything resembling a sense of great responsibility.
The first man on earth wasn’t a critic, but it’s a safe bet that the second one was. The second men told the third and fourth men what he thought of the first man’s fig leaf, and so it went, down the ages. Now, in the first part of the 21st century, the descendant of that first critic plopped down in a movie seat to watch BAD GRANDPA, and later blogged his disappointed review.
Clearly, we didn’t see the same movie.
Critics are especially tough on comedies, but I think it comes down to a pretentious need to show off some self-important intellectual superiority. A laugh is a laugh, and while I realize that people don’t always laugh at the same things, I’m sick to death of these so-called “authorities” on pop culture, looking down their noses at everything.
If you sit down in a theater to see the latest offering from Johnny Knoxville – who has shown some decent acting chops, in addition to the Jackass-style material that made him famous – and you demand something different than what’s being advertised, YOU are the one with the problem, not the movie. Who’s the jackass now?
Check out our interview we did with Johnny Knoxville today here: http://media.kisw.com/a/83376450/johnny-knoxville-11-01-13-promoting-his-new-movie-bad-grampa.htm?