Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This Week In Dick News

"Any of the people who review the show and say that it has no redeeming value are just not legitimate reviewers, period," [Spiderman producer] Cohl told Entertainment Weekly.

"It's hard to have people that don't get pop culture reviewing a pop culture event, isn't it?"
That's right, Cohl, why don't you just flick a massive bird at the New York Times. While speaking to that bastion of legitimacy that is Entertainment Weekly.

I just don't even know what to do with this. How childish can producers be? How hard would have been to say, "Okay, maybe it's not Ben Brantley's bag, but look at the sort of positive reviews we get from people like Glenn Beck." (Not linking to him. Not now, not ever.)

Gawd.

1 comment:

Ian Thal said...

Ironically, the pop-culture reviewers (especially those who specialize in superheroes) have leveled similar critiques as the theatre reviewers (whom Cohl claims "don't get pop culture.") What does he say to those critics? That they "don't get theatre?"

Spider-Man is a significantly well-known character that plenty of theatre reviewers 65 and under grasp the essentials of the character and story even if they aren't fans.