—Film Crit Hulk in “Intro #4” of his extensive article on Man of Steel. Said intro is worth reading at least, even if Hulk really has to stop using the “all-caps” style which ultimately infantilizes and mutes the strength and quality of opinion that he’s arguing for, here. Ironically, however, I can’t ever forgive him for calling Looper one of the best films of 2012. What a maroon!
"The point is that we could just chalk these differences in opinion over the movie up to a matter of druthers, but while everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion that does not mean that everyone is entitled to their opinion being right. That’s simply not what subjectivity is about, yet we make this mistake all the time. Just because opinions aren’t facts does not mean that some opinions aren’t more coherent, helpful and productive than others. And the obvious difference between ‘the gun fight is awesome!’ and the ‘perfect encapsulation of…’ is the quality of insight. It’s the ability to engage the text for its expressed purpose, and then their respective abilities to provide an educational process to the reader, far beyond the lame conclusion of bad/good within the opinion itself."