Thursday, 7 January 2010

Critique-al Mass

A crit – it’s just someone’s opinion, isn’t it? So how reliable are people’s opinions?

Some people obviously thought The Transformers movie was so good it merited a sequel. Of course, whether it was good or not is irrelevant – the only thing that matters is that both movies made a shitload of cash for the investors.

In some people’s opinion, The Twilight Saga was so great that it would make a fabulous series of films. I haven’t read the books, in fairness, but I did see the first movie and that’s a couple of hours of my life that I won’t be getting back. Then again, my opinion on it is absolutely beside the point because it has done extraordinarily well at the box office.

In the world of publishing we’re hit with huge bestsellers like The DaVinci Code, The Shadow of the Wind, a plethora of celebrity books, twenty-five new James Patterson volumes a year, and so on.

And here’s the point – if the general market only wanted good things, there wouldn’t be McDonalds.

So, what are we doing on crit forums?

Read the full article by Derek Duggan in the February 2010 issue of Words with JAM!


  1. God, this is fucking brilliant stuff - that guy is a God - Duggan for supreme being!