#528 – Fantom

This is one of those behaviors that always puzzles me since I can’t relate to it. I will see someone furious when a movie is announced. Livid when the trailer is released. Disgusted when the see it in the theater and appalled when they buy the blu-ray. The whole cycle starts again when the sequel is announced 6 months later.

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8 thoughts on “#528 – Fantom”

  1. boog says:

    I think some people’s natural form of expression is complaining. I have had friends like this. It’s how they communicate, you just have to learn how to translate. Examples:

    “This movie is so lame,” means “I like this movie, and thank you for coming to see it with me.”

    “Theatre concessions are so freaking expensive,” means “hey I’m going to go get more popcorn, you guys want anything?”

    “I hate this theatre, the one across town is so much better,” means “which way is the bathroom?”

    1. Falos says:

      Boog’s right, we just love to complain. I know I do, anyway.

  2. Ebby says:

    This is sadly going to be me when the Thor 2 movie comes out, as well as all preceding stages.

  3. Justin says:

    With the Star Wars people, I think it’s just that people don’t like change. Sure, alot of the changes made to the special edition ones were unnecessary (like Jabba’s scene in the first movie, which pretty much repeats the lines with Greedo word for word). These are easy enough to ignore though, and there are nice additions (like the ships taking off in more detail).

    Then came the prequels, which got enough right that Star Wars fans liked them, but got enough wrong that they felt it ruined the originals somehow (and judging from youtube comments, this completely ruined many people’s entire childhoods).

    All this to say, I don’t really get it either.

  4. kingklash says:

    And this is without the idea that this guy thinks of himself as The One True Fan.

    1. infrapinklizzard says:

      The One who was going to return balance to the Franchise.

  5. greenplasticarmyguy says:

    It is not just movies, but any popular thing out there, like sports. I like them just fine, but I despise the “fans”, commentators, and hype. The whole “misery loves company” is true. I want to enjoy entertainment for what they are, not because someone says I can or can’t. I have seen first hand what extremism can do, and trust me when I say it, it’s not pretty.

  6. Taurin says:

    I know a bunch of people who just aren’t happy unless they’re miserable. Wait! What?

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