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THE LURKING MONSTER

July 27, 2015

Hi gang, sorry it’s been a while, but now that I have my laptop again, blogging is going to be much easier…no more Kindle AutoCorrect..

So, what’s on my mind? I feel the need to get the word out about a monster on the net that grows unchecked day by day. It has many names, but one home. Every time its internet home adds something new, it begins to attack. Surfers beware. When you fall into this monster’s lair, it will belittle you just because of what your likes and dislikes are. It gives itself the power to pass judgment on things not yet seen. Worst of all, anyone who dares to challenge it will soon find itself under attack by hordes of minions (and not the cute yellow ones) who claim to know everything and should not be questioned no matter what.

What is this monster you ask? It is none other than the various movie message boards at imdb.com. Let me say that imdb.com is a great resource for finding out bits of movie trivia, confirming if the actor you thought you recognized was in what you are watching, and seeing which famous people share your birthday. But beneath that trove of fun information, there is a mass of people who take it upon themselves to criticize new movies, EVEN BEFORE THEY GET RELEASED! I wish I had their ability to see into the future. I can avoid some costly mistakes that way. You can call these people trolls, fan-boys, heck you can even refer to them as elitists. But despite the advice if not feeding these people, they still suck you into their negativity, and try to tell you how you should think and what you should see.

DON’T LET THESE PEOPLE TAKE OVER YOUR MINDS! If there’s a movie out now you want to see, or one you know is coming that has your interest, then I say IGNORE THESE BOARDS AND THEIR TROLLS, BUY YOUR TICKET, AND HAVE FUN! And if anybody tries to tell you that you shouldn’t see this movie or like that movie, you tell them that if they are willing to pay for your tickets for the rest of time, you will go to any movie they want you to. Watch them shut up when they do the math regarding the prices these days, and the real cost in the end.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s time we get off the bandwagons of trashing or praising any movie based on someone else’s say so. You and I have free will, and we have the right to choose how we spend our movie money. We don’t have to justify our likes and dislikes to anybody.  Oh, one last thing (this is really going to tick of the anti-Adam Sandler faction). I saw PIXELS this past weekend. I paid with MY money, and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.  And if anyone in the anti-Sandler camp thinks they can stop me from buying the Blu-ray when it comes out, just try it…you can’t be everywhere at once….