I appreciate the fact that many of you, my readers, feel compelled to leave comments - both positive and negative - about the many reviews housed on this blog. And most of you seem genuinely interested in having a civil discussion about film.
However, given the recent deluge of clownish comments left on this site, I thought I'd clarify a few things for the knucklehead minority:
1) I don't care what a film's Rotten Tomatoes score is. Critical or general popularity has virtually no bearing on my opinion. And as everyone knows, mass appeal isn't a barometer of worth - unless, of course, you believe that Coca-Cola is the greatest drink ever created, McDonald's is the greatest food ever created, and Tim Allen is funny.
2) I don't care what a film's buzz is. As Snakes on a Plane is making evident, advance word of mouth is created, at least in part, by film studios. And film studios are interested in selling movies, not in delivering honest assessments of their product.
3) Before making arguments in favor of/against films, try seeing them. It's usually a good starting point for a discussion.
4) I reserve the right to delete any comments I find excessively profane, offensive, dumb, or pointless. This isn't an open forum, it's a moderated one.