Post # 1
So my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I decided to rent World War Z from Redbox last night. I had been wanting to see it because I love Brad Pitt. Plus the trailers made it seem like it would an entertaining and action-filled movie.
Boyfriend or Best Friend refused to see it in theaters because he thought the trailers were stupid. Plus he had heard about how many rewrites the script had gone though and had heard rumors about how different the movie was from the book. So he didn’t want to spend money at the theater on a movie he was certain he wouldn’t like :p
Okay fine, I can wait for it to come out on Redbox. We watched it last night and I really liked it.
But BF? After the movie was over, he kept ripping on it and just criticizing every aspect of the movie.
At this point, I’m just rolling my eyes and saying, “It’s a MOVIE! You have to suspend your disbelief and not pick apart everything!”
I guess I’m not much of a critic lol. A movie has to be truly awful for me to dislike it. As long as I’m entertained and the acting, dialogue and plot is fairly interesting, I’m good.
But oh no, Boyfriend or Best Friend seems to expect an Oscar-worthy performance from every movie he watches! Good grief.
I love the man but he drives me crazy whenever we watch a new movie! Lol so I pose this question to you, ladies. Are you the critic in the relationship? Or is it your SO?
Post # 3
sounds just like me and my husband. he wants to critique every single moment of every movie and i’m like “i enjoyed it. i don’t care that it wasn’t perfect… i had fun while watching it.”
Post # 4
Husband for sure. I’ll enjoy anything that’s funny or has stuff blowing up while he usually has something to say about it. I have never stayed awake through a dramatic indie movie, though…
We just got World War Z from Redbox, though! We both enjoyed it, critics don’t know what they’re talking about.
Post # 5
@LadyBlackheart: …It’s me. BUT only because my Darling Husband only likes shitty hipster movies!
And I HATE indy films!
Post # 6
I don’t like to watch movies unless it’s something I really, really want to see. I just don’t have the attention span. I have to be in a specific mood to watch a movie or I will RIP IT APART. I HATE action movies and the few times I’ve watched one with SO, all I do is point out the plot holes (BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY). At this point, SO doesn’t even ask me to watch movies with him. He goes to the movies alone if there’s something he wants to see. Every now and then there will be a movie I want to see and he’ll gladly come along.
That being said, I generally like most movies I DO watch, whereas he’s more critical of movies that are actually good. Like “The Butler.” We saw that recently – I loved it, but he had actual real, critical things to say about it (as opposed to my criticism: “that’s stupid,” or “that would never happen”).
Post # 7
He’s in the film industry. My favorite thing in the world is when he works late so I can watch TV/Film in PEACE.
Post # 8
I’m the MAJOR critic out of the two of us. Although he will readily admit when something is bad, and we don’t often disagree.
Had your Husband read World War Z? I know you said he read reviews about how the book was different, but you didn’t state whether or not he had read it. Because it’s enough ammo to hate the movie, IMO.
Post # 9
@KateByDesign: Whoops, I should have made that clearer. Yep, he’s read the book. He’s even decided to loan me the book so I can read it for myself just so I can see how bad the movie is. :p
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Neither of us really. We are happy to just be entertained for a few hours and never really look into them much. It’s just a movie. Our critiques of movies we didn’t like usually go something like this:
Darling Husband: “Wow, that movie really sucked.”
Me: “Yea, that was awful.”
Post # 11
We can’t watch any movies or shows that are historical. Darling Husband was a history major and points out every single historical inconsistency. IT’S A MOVIE NOT A DOCUMENTARY!
Post # 12
I’m definitely the critic.
Post # 13
@littlemisst08: LOL! Gotta love history majors haha. What does he think about the new Sleepy Hollow tv show on FOX?
Post # 14
@LadyBlackheart: Yeah, H will critique during the movie and it can either be very hilarious or extremely annoying.
Last night we were watching Les Miserables and some of his comments had me laughing and crying at the same time.
And if someone’s accent sucks or they’re speaking a foreign language poorly (i.e. Scarlett speaking Russian) he cannot shut up about it. And then he’ll complain about the translations if they’re done poorly. He also complains if a movie seems to be spouting propaganda, whether it’s subtle or not.
AND THEN…if there’s a plothole or something he’ll be like, that doesn’t even make sense, or “that wouldn’t happen in real life” and I’m just like “!!!!!!!!” I’m convinced that after a movie or show he’ll ruminate for a few hours on whatever the plotholes were.
The funny thing is that I used to be the critic. But then I met H and it turns out that he’s a lot more critical of films than I am.
Post # 15
@LadyBlackheart: Lol, there are some shows I can tell just won’t work… that’s one of them! Don’t think we’ll be going near it, haha.