93. "it's convenient how numbers can be used both ways" In response to In response to 91
If you don't like a movie, here's what you say:
--- If a movie was a big success, it's only because the sheeple were fooled by marketing and hype. (OE's central and idiotic thesis about Pulp Fiction)
--- If a movie doesn't do numbers, it's because it sucked. (sometimes true, but not always)
Whereas if you like the movie, here's what you say:
--- If the movie was a big success, it's because everyone loved it and it was great.
--- If the movie didn't do numbers, it's only because it wasn't promoted enough, people "didn't get it", or people have no taste.
Grindhouse didn't get the numbers people expected, but critics and fans loved it. Seeing as how it was two movies and even most of the QT haters loved Planet Terror, I don't see how QT can take all the blame for the movie's alleged flop.