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  1. Mike gave reputation to pen in Movie Log   
    We're going to have to agree to disagree on some of this because it's obvious we're coming from two different mindsets. I don't agree that audience reviews should be ignored because they're people with opinions and all opinions are valid unless based on a faulty factual foundation. If people like a show, they like a show. Not every show is for everyone and it doesn't mean it's of low quality or that people are too dumb to tell the difference. For what it's worth, I'm not saying the opinions of the critics are invalid either. All I was commenting on is the disconnect between what the media is reporting  and what's actually happening. It is especially annoying when someone writes an article about how it might be up in the air if Iron Fist gets a Season 2 because of how poor it fared with critics when it's clear it's resonating with audiences.
    I will also comment that no, I don't believe there is a grand conspiracy here (although I also believe Mike has held perfectly valid and reasonable opinions at times and also deserves the courtesy of not being dismissed out of hand). However, it's hard to ignore that this show had an uphill battle with critics who were already upset that Marvel chose not to cast an Asian actor as Iron Fist and the reviews I've read do make it clear that this at least had some effect on how the show is being perceived. It's not impossible for multiple people to hold the same chip on their shoulder, but we can never know, so it's pointless to debate.
  2. Mike gave reputation to Andrew in Movie Log   
    Audience reviews should genereally be ignored because there quite simply is rarely a significant spike in data one way or the other.  As Ruiner astutely pointed out, all but the most heinous of dreck gets average to high audience favoritism, easily in the 70-80 range on Rotten Tomatoes.  The point there being, how can you ever take audience reviews as any sort of sign of quality if every available product gets the same general score?  No one reports on it because it's like saying it's raining in Seattle.  "Iron Fist, does however, have an 80% audience rating, because of course it does, every show on the website has an 80."  It's redundant, pointless information.
    The perception that the show is a failure is completely true, if you're to say it is a critical failure.  A number of people who have made lives out of critiquing the content of media have found substantial flaws in Iron Fist that they did not find in all the other shows.  You may not relate to critics, but it's all the same people who reviewed Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil.  There is no substantial shift, so either you believe that for some reason every critic in the world decided to get together and come up with reasons to dismiss Iron Fist, or they all found legitimate gripes with the presented content that they did not see in the previous works.  Mike seems to be a big believer of the former, do you wanna lump yourself in with that guy, or perhaps acknowledge that not everyone is so easily pleased.
    It's also worth noting that the flaw in the Tomatometer system is present here in that a 17% or whatever does not indicate it is a 1.7 out of 10 show, it simply indicates that it received less than favorable reviews from 83% of critics, but that doesn't mean it's awful.  Of course, Metacritic's 37 score for it isn't super ideal either, since that ACTUALLY summarizes most of the scores which means more critics than not are putting it in the low ranges for scoring.  It's also got a 6.1 from the users of the same site, which actually DOES indicate that even the layman is finding more to criticize in Iron Fist than in the past shows (8.3 for Luke Cage, 8.1 for Jessica Jones, 8.7 and 8.9 for Daredevil).
  3. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Movie Log   
    Speaking of the worst movie I've ever seen.
    You have to take professional reviews with a grain of salt, moreso now than ever. The political correctness and warped viewpoints of modern America have made its way into movie reviewers. I remember reading a review for Ted 2 and the person gave it a bad review because they said the Ted character was a "heartless monster." Now the movie sucked, no doubt about it. But some massive exaggeration about the only entertaining character in the movie made me realize that this reviewer was just offended and that likely influenced their review. I'm afraid that Ghost in the Shell will share a similar fate of Iron Fist...even though the creators of the franchise had Scarlett Johannson as their first choice for the lead role and whether anyone will admit it or not, clearly everyone would rather see a talented, charismatic, legit action star and box office draw like her in the lead role over some no name Japanese woman.
    I'm sure the viewpoints of our modern society influenced the reviews of Get Out as well. Once people saw the trailer showing racist white people, the 10/10 review scores were already typed into laptops before anyone even saw the movie. Either that or it is THE greatest movie of all-time. I'm guessing the former.
  4. Mike received reputation from Andrew in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    I don't have the music threads in my custom stream on here but I went looking for this thread because I just wanted to say that this "Heavy" song is terrible and is somehow worse than the crap that Linkin Park has been releasing for the past few albums. I didn't think this band could get any worse but apparently they can. They continue to sink to new lows with each passing album. While I loved their first three albums, I don't have a problem with them not releasing music like that anymore and I don't mind if they want to try new things and experiment. All I ask for is that they release good music and Linkin Park are completely washed up and incapable of releasing good music now. Linkin Park is pretty much dead to me at this point.
  5. Mike received reputation from heldjc in General Discussion   
    This is a great story. Some woman was drunk driving and crashed and killed a person and severely injured his wife. The family of the victims was speaking in court and the mother of the drunk driver was laughing. So the judge sentenced her to jail as well. 
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/judge-throws-drunk-drivers-mom-in-jail-for-laughing-at-victims-family-in-court/
  6. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Hardys gone from TNA   
    The Harty Boy
  7. Mike received reputation from Goodpaster in Got (Wrestling) News   
    For the first time ever...AJ vs. Orton next week to determine who faces Wyatt at WM.
  8. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Hardys gone from TNA   
    Welcome back, David.
  9. Mike received reputation from heldjc in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    Man Netflix is really going all in on movies. First they get the rights to The Irishman (Scorsese movie starring De Niro and Pacino) and now a new Will Smith movie that actually doesn't look terrible.
  10. Mike gave reputation to pen in Got (Gaming) News   
    Dammit Anakin, you were supposed to be the Chosen One!
  11. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Movie/TV) News   
  12. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Movie/TV) News   
  13. Mike gave reputation to Ruiner in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    I haven't seen the video but from what I just googled it and what I read was that she accused him of being sinister or something and then he got all pissed off when she put her hands on him. Now, if it was the other way around, and the black man said accusational things towards the white woman and then put his hands on her, would that be viewed as okay? 
    And I'm not even touching that last bit. Yeah, these poor fascist supporters, nobody takes them seriously! The horror! 
  14. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Wrestling) News   
    They should make Wyatt the top face on SD. He's over with the crowd, the crowd is a part of his entrance by using their phones, it makes sense to me.
  15. Mike received reputation from RainbowDragon in General Discussion   
    Just to be safe, they should send the entire Sandusky family to the gas chamber.
  16. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    I don't have a problem with protests if...
    1. There is a legit reason for the protesting
    2. It's peaceful
    3. It doesn't totally mess things up for innocent people caught in the middle of it
    1. Protesting what Trump does in office is fine but I don't like the protesting just because he won. He hadn't even done anything as president yet and people were just mad the guy they didn't like won. I also don't like the protesting when a black person get killed by a cop because what they're protesting is racism and that's just fictional nonsense created by the media for ratings and to stir everyone up. A protest for legit reasons is fine....although honestly I fail to see what major change a protest has ever done. Seems kinda pointless to me unless it's a workers strike.
    2. Riots are criminals and should be jailed. I don't support this form of "protesting" at all.
    3. Chaining together in the middle of a highway causing hundreds to miss work and preventing an ambulance from getting by, being assholes and getting in the way when families are attending Christmas tree lightings, disrupting the lives of people with their agenda I don't support.
    These people have and always will hate us. If it wasn't Trump as their excuse to hate us, it would be "whores" in bikini's or rock and roll or something.
  17. Mike received reputation from RainbowDragon in General Discussion   
    Just to be safe, they should send the entire Sandusky family to the gas chamber.
  18. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    I don't have a problem with protests if...
    1. There is a legit reason for the protesting
    2. It's peaceful
    3. It doesn't totally mess things up for innocent people caught in the middle of it
    1. Protesting what Trump does in office is fine but I don't like the protesting just because he won. He hadn't even done anything as president yet and people were just mad the guy they didn't like won. I also don't like the protesting when a black person get killed by a cop because what they're protesting is racism and that's just fictional nonsense created by the media for ratings and to stir everyone up. A protest for legit reasons is fine....although honestly I fail to see what major change a protest has ever done. Seems kinda pointless to me unless it's a workers strike.
    2. Riots are criminals and should be jailed. I don't support this form of "protesting" at all.
    3. Chaining together in the middle of a highway causing hundreds to miss work and preventing an ambulance from getting by, being assholes and getting in the way when families are attending Christmas tree lightings, disrupting the lives of people with their agenda I don't support.
    These people have and always will hate us. If it wasn't Trump as their excuse to hate us, it would be "whores" in bikini's or rock and roll or something.
  19. Mike received reputation from RainbowDragon in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    There will never be a 51st state. They had to add fake states like Alaska and Hawaii just to make it an even 50, they're not gonna mess that all up and go to 51.
  20. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in WWE Royal Rumble   
  21. Mike gave reputation to Omar in WWE Royal Rumble   
    I can smell Vince's jizz already...
  22. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in WWE Royal Rumble   
    Strowman vs. Reigns on Raw. They run towards each other and there's a massive explosion. Neither man is ever seen again. Happy ending.
  23. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in WWE Royal Rumble   
    This arena is huge. There's gotta be 1.5 million people in attendance.
  24. Mike gave reputation to Ruiner in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard   
    I keep forgetting about Mass Effect in March. What a time to be alive. 
  25. Mike received reputation from Ruiner in Movie Log   
    Wow what a fruitcake!