I get this whole thing but honestly a good Godzilla movie is never going to be a well reviewed film. It would be like having a veteran movie critic review a wrestling match or cast a sporting event. Just because they know what generally makes a good film doesnt mean they can review all entertainment. If anything I'd say this is just as much a failure of the early marketing that tried to focus on the "story" and cinematography rather than just monster battles like the later, shorter trailers did much better. The Godzilla movies are bad movies but that doesnt make them any less entertaining or a fun time.
"If you judge a fish on its ability to walk it will live its whole life thinking it's a failure." -Albert Einstein, probably (if not, then me)
@TheWhiteWolf, yeah exactly. The critics arent reviewing how entertaining the film is, they’re reviewing how well it was made and written.
Like pretty much all horror films have terrible critic reviews, but that’s fair. They’re entertaining and a lot of fun, but that doesn’t necessarily make a movie objectively good.
Viewers rate a movie based on how much they liked watching it. Critics rate a movie based on cinematography, lighting, dialogue, pacing etc. So it makes sense that a lot of times critics and fans view something very differently.
@K1l, critics also watch a lot more movies than the average movie goer so it’s much harder to impress someone who has literally seen every trick in the book
The issue I have with movies critic ratings is that they judge movies through a different lens and by different than that of the viewers. Personally I go off of what other viewers say because they are more likely to see the movie in the same mindset as me.
@Wankershim, I used to be a movie critic, and I completely agree with you. We watched so many movies that we aren't amused by them anymore. The thing I recommend for other movie critics to do is to stop watching movies for a while and stop criticizing them for a while. That way, when you go back to watching them you aren't looking for the bad details, but ONLY focus on the good.
I just enjoyed this movie. Whenever the people scenes popped up, my brain activity and focus would go down, but the monster fights? Full attention. I loved old Godzilla movies and this honestly has the same weaknesses AND strengths as those. Enjoyed it immensely, critics can suck it.
A film is a form of entertainment and critics don’t rate them based on entertainment value so who gives a fvck what they have to say? That’s like a food critic that disregards taste when evaluating food.
Forget critics. Watch what you want. Be proud of what movies you loved/enjoyed.
This happened with alita battle angel
If you’re relying on someone else to give you an opinion on a movie instead of making your own (or getting an opinion from someone with similar taste as you) you get the dumbest man alive crown from a few pictures ago. Also being a movie critic is a ridiculous thing. That is all.
Yeah the like rating is high from viewers because only people into Godzilla are going to watch it, that doesn’t make it a good movie. That being said, if all the people who watched it liked it, then the people who would be interested in watching it in the future would probably like it. So there should be two rating systems one by critics to determine if it’s a “good movie” and one by viewers to see if it’s a movie the interested parties would like... oh right... okay we’re set then, everyone happy?
Critics are important. Critics (are supposed to) judge based on a strict guideline built off of artistic metric. Critic score is more like a value appraisal based upon signifiers for high art. Courage the Cowardly Dog wasn't A+ high art, but it was an amazing show. Taco Bell isn't gourmet, but it tastes good when you're stoned at 2 am. High critic score + low user score = boring art film. High critic score + high user score = guaranteed good time. Low critic score + high user score = obviously successful fandom film.