I don't quite understand why you're so disappointed in someone cos they didn't like a film?! It's an opinion. In your eyes, should he have lied and said it was amazing just because of the subject matter of the film? I... just don't understand.
hi! thanks for your input :) i’m curious, actually. have you watched this film??? and did you read my original post on the topic? because i clearly stated that it’s fine for phil to overall find the film “boring” because a person’s interest level in a film is so subjective. a lot of people really need plot and fast pacing, and moonlight really is very, very slow. there’s like barely any dialogue in the whole thing and it’s a film that relies a lot on visuals and atmosphere and ambiguous shit like that in order to tell its story. i’ve said before that i value my sister’s critical opinion more than pretty much anyone’s. she too found this film boring. what disappointed me in phil’s response wasn’t that he was bored by it, because i get that that’s his opinion. it was that he seemed to completely miss the point of it by relating it to a somewhat generic crime drama about white ppl in boston? it was that he ended his review with “i was bored but it was objectively good i guess.” because even my close friend and my sister who were bored during parts of it were simultaneously able to say that it was one of the most transformative things they’ve seen bc of the story it told, because of the boundaries it broke, etc. etc. again, i wasn’t expecting phil to suddenly recite a critical monologue about race relations in america during the 80s or the drastic repercussions of president reagan’s drug policy or something. but like, i could easily picture him saying “it was a little boring at parts, but super important.” or “kind of slow and dramatic, but a story that needs to be shown.” and move on. his apparent dismissal of those important aspects of the story were what disappointed me. i hope that makes sense. also like. just to clarify im not SO disappointed, like to an extent where this will like ruin my day/week or something. phil lester’s opinions are largely inconsequential at the end of the day, esp when there are so many real people out there suffering from the real impacts of these very real issues. but this is my personal blog and an important outlet for me, so if in the moment of something happening i feel some emotions about it, i feel fully at liberty to express them xx