(Closed) Who's the amateur movie/tv show critic? You or your SO?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LadyBlackheart:  …It’s me. BUT only because my Darling Husband only likes shitty hipster movies!

And I HATE indy films!

Post # 6
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Fiance 1000000%

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
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 10
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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.”

The end.

Post # 11
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m definitely the critic.

Post # 14
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@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.

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