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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 6:59:26 PM   
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Cant wait till December, seeing as Empire gave every LOTR film five stars which means if they give The Hobbit any less, there's going to be a fucking war!

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:04:10 PM   
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I think you guys are hyping yourselves up for disappointment, this thread ain't that crazy.


I dunno....this page has taken a turn into crazytown!


They've even turned against the Empire staff. Its a mutiny!!!!

I think I've turned up at just the right time

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Hood, both of your last gifs made me piss myself.



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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:04:38 PM   
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Cant wait till December, seeing as Empire gave every LOTR film five stars which means if they give The Hobbit any less, there's going to be a fucking war!


You know it ! And DKR, if that gets anything les than 4 stars its gonna go off big time !

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:06:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man


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ORIGINAL: Spaldron


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ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44


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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

I think you guys are hyping yourselves up for disappointment, this thread ain't that crazy.


I dunno....this page has taken a turn into crazytown!


They've even turned against the Empire staff. Its a mutiny!!!!

I think I've turned up at just the right time

http://cache.blippitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Popcorn-09-Psych.gif


Hood, both of your last gifs made me piss myself.



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http://i.imgur.com/fOwdC.gif


Well, I didn't mean literally. Or maybe I did...

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:07:11 PM   
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Cant wait till December, seeing as Empire gave every LOTR film five stars which means if they give The Hobbit any less, there's going to be a fucking war!

Looking forward to it:

http://i46.tinypic.com/25yy8mf.jpg

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:14:30 PM   
Spaldron


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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man


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ORIGINAL: Spaldron

Cant wait till December, seeing as Empire gave every LOTR film five stars which means if they give The Hobbit any less, there's going to be a fucking war!

Looking forward to it:

http://i46.tinypic.com/25yy8mf.jpg


Ha, where you finding these gifs? Im stealing that one.

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:17:36 PM   
OPEN YOUR EYES

 

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ORIGINAL: Spaldron

Cant wait till December, seeing as Empire gave every LOTR film five stars which means if they give The Hobbit any less, there's going to be a fucking war!


War makes me sad
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2nkhqNzM01qzogo3.gif

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:43:23 PM   
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Question to all the people moaning about past Empire reviews. Tell me - do you have perfect taste? Should we be listening to what you like/don't like? What makes you think your views are more worthy of attention?

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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:46:35 PM   
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Question to all the people moaning about past Empire reviews. Tell me - do you have perfect taste? Should we be listening to what you like/don't like? What makes you think your views are more worthy of attention?


I think everyone should be watching Evil Dead 2. That's perfect taste, innit...



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RE: Knock, knock! Who's there? Empire? Empire who? - 31/5/2012 7:47:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

Question to all the people moaning about past Empire reviews. Tell me - do you have perfect taste? Should we be listening to what you like/don't like? What makes you think your views are more worthy of attention?


I think everyone should be watching Evil Dead 2. That's perfect taste, innit...




I am not sure - you don't happen to have a review to hand do you sir?

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RE: Terrible review - 31/5/2012 7:49:39 PM   
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Ignore. Posted in error

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RE: Remember Crystal Skull's 4 star review from these J... - 31/5/2012 7:56:01 PM   
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Seriously I can't take their reviews seriously after that pile of shite getting past their radar and also Superman Returns getting 5 stars but not Casino Royale, I'm not saying that either film deserved but CR was a far more impressive reboot, whether Skyfall will get the 5 star treatment who knows, they should have awarded QOS 3 stars but for some reason Kim Newman gave it 4. I'm still going to see it, Total Film have given this 4 so who knows, the proof is in the pudding but cinema tickets aren't exactly cheap these days.


Whose reviews? Did the same person review all the films you mention?

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they should have awarded QOS 3 stars but for some reason Kim Newman gave it 4.


Maybe Kim should come round to your house to tell you why your opinion is wrong too.

It's only a rating and people don't all like the same films in the same way. I still say we should post this in flashing neon at the top of every review thread for people who don't get this whole opinion lark. People might disagree with you on Superman Returns but it doesn't (and shouldn't) change the opinion you've formed on it. It might inform it further - but it's still your opinion.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 7:58:21 PM   
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What a totally useless review! You completely slate the film then give it 3stars. Clearly Empire critics cannot operate under their own grading system so maybe it's time you opted for the IMBD 10star system to clarify your opinions (although frankly most of your reviews arn't worthy of 1star).


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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 7:58:45 PM   
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What a totally useless review! You completely slate the film then give it 3stars. Clearly Empire critics cannot operate under their own grading system so maybe it's time you opted for the IMBD 10star system to clarify your opinions (although frankly most of your reviews arn't worthy of 1star).


As has been gone into quite extensively above, as I'm sure you've read, it's entirely reasonable for a critic to consider his words quite carefully when given a middling rating to a film that is highly anticipated. This may mean the focus is on the reason for the lower star rating at the expense of a more positive review - getting the defence in early so to speak. Some of the idiocy in this thread should clearly demonstrate why that approach might be taken.

If he'd focussed solely on those areas he'd enjoyed and given it a 3, the complaints in this thread would have been entirely different, and no more valid.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:07:20 PM   
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What would be cool is if Empire entertained the idea of having other members of their reviewing team giving their opinions after the initial review. Would give a nice balance. I enjoy reading the reviews, its my favourite part of the mag. My opinions on films are often more inline with certain reviewers and when a film im looking forward to isn't reviewed by one of them i'd love to hear their thoughts too.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:07:22 PM   
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Hey, what film is this thread about?

Can't remember anymore!!!!

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:10:17 PM   
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What would be cool is if Empire entertained the idea of having other members of their reviewing team giving their opinions after the initial review. Would give a nice balance. I enjoy reading the reviews, its my favourite part of the mag. My opinions on films are often more inline with certain reviewers and when a film im looking forward to isn't reviewed by one of them i'd love to hear their thoughts too.


Wouldn't it be great if they all did and rated it two stars!

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:11:45 PM   
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What would be cool is if Empire entertained the idea of having other members of their reviewing team giving their opinions after the initial review. Would give a nice balance. I enjoy reading the reviews, its my favourite part of the mag. My opinions on films are often more inline with certain reviewers and when a film im looking forward to isn't reviewed by one of them i'd love to hear their thoughts too.


I remember suggesting this on the old, old forums and got ridiculed by Chris Hewitt for it at the time. I remember an old computer mag I used to buy (Amstrad Action) having a Second Opinion section on all their major reviews. I thought it worked quite well having opposing (or sometimes corroborating) opinions when trying to make up your mind on a purchase. I'm sure it's something IGN dabbled with not too long ago as well.

Having said that though it would just give a lot of the commenters here two different people to direct their ire towards.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:12:32 PM   
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Don't the DVD reviews often come from other members of the reviewing team?

I wonder if they'd worry that doing it at this point would be pushing it towards group reviewing? And timingwise, would they all go to the press screening?

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:15:49 PM   
Scruffybobby

 

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ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

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ORIGINAL: 7eke

What would be cool is if Empire entertained the idea of having other members of their reviewing team giving their opinions after the initial review. Would give a nice balance. I enjoy reading the reviews, its my favourite part of the mag. My opinions on films are often more inline with certain reviewers and when a film im looking forward to isn't reviewed by one of them i'd love to hear their thoughts too.


I remember suggesting this on the old, old forums and got ridiculed by Chris Hewitt for it at the time. I remember an old computer mag I used to buy (Amstrad Action) having a Second Opinion section on all their major reviews. I thought it worked quite well having opposing (or sometimes corroborating) opinions when trying to make up your mind on a purchase. I'm sure it's something IGN dabbled with not too long ago as well.

Having said that though it would just give a lot of the commenters here two different people to direct their ire towards.



That or you'd just get lots of "Why did you let that guy review it when he gave it X stars when the other guy gave it Y and the other guy is clearly right because he's the one I agree with" type comments


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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:16:05 PM   
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Hey, what film is this thread about?

Can't remember anymore!!!!


I think it was My Little Pony.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:16:59 PM   
OPEN YOUR EYES

 

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Hey, what film is this thread about?

Can't remember anymore!!!!


I think it was My Little Pony.


3 stars for my little pony.
Ian Nathan has alot to answer for.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:21:54 PM   
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Helen O'Hara defending My Little Pony!!!

Outrageous.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:26:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

quote:

ORIGINAL: 7eke

What would be cool is if Empire entertained the idea of having other members of their reviewing team giving their opinions after the initial review. Would give a nice balance. I enjoy reading the reviews, its my favourite part of the mag. My opinions on films are often more inline with certain reviewers and when a film im looking forward to isn't reviewed by one of them i'd love to hear their thoughts too.


I remember suggesting this on the old, old forums and got ridiculed by Chris Hewitt for it at the time. I remember an old computer mag I used to buy (Amstrad Action) having a Second Opinion section on all their major reviews. I thought it worked quite well having opposing (or sometimes corroborating) opinions when trying to make up your mind on a purchase. I'm sure it's something IGN dabbled with not too long ago as well.

Having said that though it would just give a lot of the commenters here two different people to direct their ire towards.


They should take it as a compliment that theres people on here that want multiple opinions from the Empire staff.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:30:19 PM   
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I'm sure they would.

Sadly, however, having seen far more of this kind of thread than I'd like, I fear Scruffy hit the nail on the head.

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:32:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

quote:

ORIGINAL: 7eke

What would be cool is if Empire entertained the idea of having other members of their reviewing team giving their opinions after the initial review. Would give a nice balance. I enjoy reading the reviews, its my favourite part of the mag. My opinions on films are often more inline with certain reviewers and when a film im looking forward to isn't reviewed by one of them i'd love to hear their thoughts too.


I remember suggesting this on the old, old forums and got ridiculed by Chris Hewitt for it at the time. I remember an old computer mag I used to buy (Amstrad Action) having a Second Opinion section on all their major reviews. I thought it worked quite well having opposing (or sometimes corroborating) opinions when trying to make up your mind on a purchase. I'm sure it's something IGN dabbled with not too long ago as well.

Having said that though it would just give a lot of the commenters here two different people to direct their ire towards.


Amstrad Action nicked it off Zzap64! obviously...

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RE: WTF? - 31/5/2012 8:35:37 PM   
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Ridley Scott lovers rest easy. Prometheus has a 9.0 rating on IMDB.

Won't be long until it roars past Shawshank.


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RE: and.. - 31/5/2012 8:38:26 PM   
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all those dufusses that thought it would be cool to not have an actual alien eating people in it, well guess what, its not very cool at all.


Just watch the four alien films again if that is what you are seeking.

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RE: and.. - 31/5/2012 8:41:25 PM   
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So anyway, who's going to see it tonight?

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RE: and.. - 31/5/2012 8:47:21 PM   
7eke


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Yeah watching it on Saturday, i'm not sure whether to go 2D or 3D though....Hmmmm

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