Similar to the last time I did this in March, this feature is meant to provide a brief look at what’s been happening on the internet this week [but without the typical commentary and criticism you’ll find around here].
A few short days ago BBC journalist Adam Rosser interviewed director Duncan Jones about his film Warcraft, which premiered in North America one week ago today. The interview was for Rosser’s show Let’s Talk About Tech for BBC 5Live, and given that he works as a freelancer he uploaded it to his personal YouTube account. A copy of the video can be seen below:
The original version has since been taken down due to it being shared on the Battle.net forums for the game the film is based on. That forum post has in turn also been removed as the negative reaction to the interview unsurprisingly, and it’s depressing that it’s an expected response, spawned death threats. Rosser himself comments that:
While many fans [which I’ll remind you is short for “fanatic”] will always react viscerally to the criticism of that which they hold dear, there’s also something to be said for the way in which Rosser actually conducted the interview. Continue reading
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Tagged Adam Rosser, bbc, criticism, death threats, director, disappointment, Duncan Jones, fan, film, interview, Let's Talk About Tech, reaction, Rude, Twitter, video games, Warcraft
Here’s the deal, folks. My grandfather has been ill since Sunday, and in the hospital since Tuesday. I’m getting up very early tomorrow to spend an hour with him before work, and probably should have been in bed over an hour ago.
Not only that, but I saw Man of Steel on Tuesday.
Let me just say that there were bound to be some people who took issue with the reimagining of the character, and still others who would stand by its merits as a film, but I never foresaw this. The amount of divisiveness this movie has created is unbelievable, and the opinions I’ve read have been at such far extremes and delivered with such furor. People have debating Man of Steel like it’s the church’s stance on predestination.
The thing is, I am one of those people. Continue reading
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Tagged anachronism, CBR, Chris Sims, ComicsAlliance, disappointment, io9, Jim Smith, Justin Zyduck, Kelly Thompson, Kit MacFarlane, Man of Steel, Mark Waid, Mightygodking, reviews, Rob Bricken, She Has No Head!, Superman, Zack Snyder