Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers
Contempt for critics is universal. Nobody listens to them. Or at the very least, nobody will admit to listening to them.
Critical opinion is extremely important to me. It helps me decide what films I'm going to watch and what I'm not going to watch.
Without it we wouldn't have a canon or a list of great directors or anything. Who'd still watch Citizen Kane without critics? And of the films that are released every year, which ones should I see and which ones should I avoid? What about films I never even hear are opening until I get the good reviews?
It's definitely one of the biggest factors in determining what films to see.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick