Films are called films because they aren't real lifeSubmitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-04-01 17:34:53 EDT
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I'm not one to be critical of those who are able to do things better than myself, but as I'm typically the best at everything I do it's a rare circumstance where I'm in such a position. But just because I might be fucking awesome at something doesn't mean I feel the need to brag about it or display such ability.
That shit don't stick my walls.
I do understand that some people feel the need to do, as they have some sort of insecurity in the other aspects of their lives where they might not be quite as incredible, and none twists my tits more than the sort of assholes who watch a film, any film, and spot the smallest continuity error, cream, post it on the fucking internet and then change into clean y fronts for the next outrage.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The positions of Gimli's axes as he stands in Balin's tomb
HOLY SHIT! NO! Can you believe they spent god knows how many millions making a trilogy when they couldn't even get the first right? It's fucking abysmal. Up to that point I thought it was a pretty good film, and then that moment ruined it for me.
Wait...no it didn't, gobshite. It doesn't matter. I was never under the illusion while watching the Lord of the fucking Rings that it was suppose to be a documentary of the real battle for Middle Earth.
Some might argue that 'so what? it's just a little harmless fun for some people.' and if you're one of those people then you're just an enabler. You might as well buy heroine for recovering addicts and razorblades for depressed teenagers.
Or you might argue 'stop reading them, you hairy, sexy man beast', but the fact is that I enjoy reading about other errors in films, such as plot holes, factual issues and the such, because being interested in the whole process of film making, this one I feel is important. If I was making a film I would want to make sure the story makes sense and doesn't leave a goatse wide plot hole. What I won't be worried about is whether the blood splash on Peter Everyman is in the same shape shot to shot.
The Passion of the Christ
During the sequence when Jesus carries his cross, he often falls down. His hand placement on the cross changes several time between shots.
Was that really all you came away from the film thinking? Not 'What the hell is this? Where's Monica Bellucci's clevage?'
If the biggest problem someone found with the Passion of the Christ being the position of hands on crosses then you've either got more time and money to waste than anyone should, or you brought on DVD and watch it many times, which says more about you than I ever could.
Fucking communities exist to support these assholes, who probably go to midnight premeries just to be the first one home to log the five mile list of errors that they spotted. For what? The pride of spotting it first? Do they stand at the water cooler the next day discussing the film and then get into a fight because they find out their colleague was the one who beat them to it to mention that:
In the prison, as Silk Spectre and Night Owl are fighting the inmates down the cell block, Silk Spectre's boots go from high stiletto heels to flats.
I hope so. And I hope they fucking kill eachother.
Am I missing something or is it really just a pride thing? Being the first to see that tiny, meaningless error made by a film making who could pay to have your family fight each other to the death for his amusement, is it really worth it?
According to one of the websites for these morons, www.nitpickers.com, the top "nitpicker" (aka wanker) is Toomanymovies, with over 2,000 for films and nearly 800 for television. Is that really an achievement, because I can't imagine this guy has much else on his CV?
I get the feeling this guy is just sat around at home, checking his email every thirty seconds to see if Spielberg or Jackson have got in touch to ask him to go through their latest masterpiece with a fine tooth comb to find any errors.
And even then I bet he'd leave one or two out, just so that he can be the first to post them.
What a cunt.