There isn't a lot of negativity around here. If you follow my posts you will know that I enjoy most of the movies I write about. It's not that I don't dislike or even hate a lot of films, it's more a point of focusing on things that make me happy. I saw a Facebook post this morning that said "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate!" It's a simple philosophy and one that I've indadvertedly practiced over the years. Of course you will find some reviews in this blog that are less than favourable but in most instances I have drawn out positives instead of wasting energy of the negatives.
I read a lot of other blogs... film related and other... and i am alway dismayed by the amount of negativity put out into the world. Like all art, films are subjective and opinions are personal. If you don't like something, then by all means justify your position, but rather than hammering an assault of criticism how about putting things into context? No filmmaker sets out to make a bad movie and it helps to understand their intention, motivation, circumstances and demographic. Smothering a thick layer of hate only makes you look like a twat and the sad thing is that in today's age of social networking, everyone's a fucking expert.
And so when I see a film that I hate I allow myself two options. 1) let it go and move onto the next movie OR 2) express my thoughts with reason and context.
Life's too short and there's too many unseen movies to see.... haters waste time.