They claimed that the reviews of the movie were written “Eight months before release” during production troubles, and perhaps that’s the case with some of the critics. Many do tend to act as Hammer said in that if you’re not as smart as Plato, then you suck. However that is a dying trend with many critics being able to enjoy a bit of dumb fun and appreciate movies that are so bad that they’re good.However the idea that a critic can kill a blockbuster nowadays is ludicrous. The GRAND majority of Michael Bay and Adam Sandler films have been
(B. hugely successful.
Not to mention Depp’s own Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which despite getting a 45 on Metacritic (Only 7 higher than Lone Ranger) went on to make over a billion fucking dollars! Then there’s the twilight series. It was hated by critics universally and won several Razzies, yet it was still hugely successful at making money (primarily from horny virginal teenyboppers I know, but still it’s relevant). Then there was Twilight, The Expendables series, Twilight, Rush Hour 3 Twilight, Wild Hogs, oh and did I fail to mention TWILIGHT!
With the presence of social media the movie critics power is on the wain. It used to be that you needed to listen to critics to see whether or not you were about to waste your time and money, but nowadays we have websites where people can go and hear from people who share similar taste to them, that indeed The Lone Ranger is shit.
You fucked up guys, quit pissing and moaning about it and actually take something away from your abject failure, because it was the public that slit the movies jugular not the critics. In conclusion: Humbly take your licks and view this as a learning experience, or proudly go fuck yourself, because you’re coming off as a bunch of self serving twats.