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Re: “Beasts of One Notion

out of 122 reviews, two people said it's rotten....you're a dumbass

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Posted by Jake on 03/04/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Beasts of One Notion

You know how to lose all credibility as a critic? When you're one of two critics that gave a negative review out of 122 critics.

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Posted by Gray Corpian on 03/04/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Beasts of One Notion

Wow. Just wow. But then again maybe more than just wow.
Soulless reviewer. No heart, at all. I weep for the human race
because of you. Good job. Well done. Douche

77 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by James Bender on 03/04/2016 at 4:13 PM

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I think Scott Renshaw missed part of the movie. He did not get the full message of the film has. The film doesn't say stereotypes shouldn't exist. They exist in the Zootopia world and define how different races of animals interact with each other. This is how the mentioned DMV scene fits in. The movie is about Judy and Nick pushing past there own limits and over coming stereotypes placed on them.

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Posted by Zor on 03/04/2016 at 7:42 PM

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I'll just copy this line: "You know how to lose all credibility as a critic? When you're one of two critics that gave a negative review out of 122 critics." Check your expectations before you go into the next movie.... they might be too high

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Posted by Andreas Hegewald on 03/05/2016 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Beasts of One Notion

There are flaws in the film, but overall, it's not rotten. Which movie did you watch?

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Posted by Rob on 03/05/2016 at 2:36 AM

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I think trying to get children or adults to avoid making negative character judgements about people based on stereotypes is difficult if you ignore the fact that there are legitimate stereotypes. This movie understands the nuance and plays to it. The various climatological zones in Zootopia are clearly for the comfort or survival of the citizens that live in each borough, their relevance to the story was obvious.

55 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bryan Tinsley on 03/04/2016 at 4:28 PM

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Are we going to ignore the fact that the sloth was caught speeding in a sports car at the end of the movie? Even the sloth has a character arc and overcomes his "slow" stereotype. The movie is constantly challenging stereotypes for animals and then disproving them. There is never a point where certain prejudices aren't being disproved.

To the TWO reviewers that gave this film a bad rating:

Really? Roughly two scenes (at the most) left a bad enough taste in your mouth to give this movie less than 3/5 stars? You're basically saying that less than 5 minutes of the movie is enough to warrant a failing grade (60%). You're complaints sound so petty and minor, it's the reason why everyone finds no credibility in your reviews. The complaints you mentioned in your review can subjectively be viewed as legitimate, however they aren't enough to objectively "fail" a movie.

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Posted by Sean-Luc Shanahan on 03/06/2016 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Beasts of One Notion

You just want to get attention. It was definitely an entertaining film.

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Posted by Fishsteak on 03/04/2016 at 7:00 PM

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You and Kate Taylor should be ashamed but I'm sure you'll shake it off.
Wouldn't it be more fitting to just stake Judy and Nick down and let
the terrible crows feast on them? I mean if you want to be realistic
about the animal kingdom. But wait, it sort of all ready happened
with Kate "The Hack" Taylor and yourself. Cram a big Lincoln Log of
Psychology Crushing Reality into the kids and f**k everyone else who
isn't hypercritical like you. Stomp that rainbow to dust and always watch
Schindler's List to remind you that fun, imagination, and inspiration
are meant to be in chains and in a f**ing box for all time.

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Posted by James Bender on 03/04/2016 at 4:26 PM

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Scott, as someone who has yet to see the movie, I respect your review more than Kate Taylor's.

Why?
Because you actually *review* the movie instead of spouting nonsense and bullshit for several paragraphs. I now know who the characters are, what the story is about and you presented your positive and negative points in a clear and thoughtful way.

I will disagree though, that the animal "Stereotypes" you mentioned are... Well, stereotypes. I see them more as animal traits that you would expect an animal to have. Because that's what the first trailer told us. Each animal has it's their own special traits, fox's are fast, rabbits have good hearing, etc. If I saw a wolf pact that didn't howl, or a sloth who was fast, that would blow my mind. But that's just my opinion.

I don't expect you to see this, but if you do, Have a great weekend. :) <3

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Posted by Dinkle on 03/04/2016 at 7:20 PM

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Fact Check: Jared Bush didn't write Big Hero 6 (2014); he was credited as a part of Creative Leadership in the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Big Hero 6 was written by Jordan Roberts and Robert L. Baird & Daniel Gerson.

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Posted by nellingsworth on 03/04/2016 at 3:23 PM

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Opinions are opinions, but how can you give the new (2014) Annie a 3.5/4 and only give this a 2.5? Doesn't make sense, especially when your headline for Annie was as follows, "It's ultimately hard to resist a family-friendly film that's this confident and energetic -- and genuinely funny -- without ever pandering. " Kinda weird.

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Posted by daaaang dan on 03/07/2016 at 4:02 PM

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You completely missed the point of the movie Scott. Go back, watch it again, use your brain this time, THEN review it. It's the best movie that's come out this year. If you STILL don't understand it, I suggest you find a new job.

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Posted by Jasmine on 03/07/2016 at 8:23 AM

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LOL. Maybe you are confused in a lot of things, that's why this simple movie easily confuses you. You need to have your head checked dude! Sorry but I think you just want attention.

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Posted by damnu on 03/04/2016 at 7:34 PM

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Tyler,

Perhaps using the word "overcome" was inappropriate. I didn't mean to suggest the Sloth (which has now become a very useful symbol for humans and their traits) needed to overcome who he inherently is as a character, but instead what people EXPECT from him. He overcame the STEREOTYPE that all Sloths are slow in everything they do without actually changing anything about himself (he was still inherently slow).

The same line of thinking can be applied to the "savage" animals. They weren't savagely attacking other animals in the movie because they were labeled as predators and assumed to be so, but were instead victims to a crime committed by the "prey" in the movie.

I don't believe the movie is asking people to overcome who they are (or who they are expected to be) but instead to not expect anything from anyone (to remove prejudices and labeling). The sloth is inherently slow in the movie, a trait that plays cleverly into the DMV scene. However, at the end of the movie, the sloth is seen driving at 115 mph. The irony here is that the audience fell into the trap of expecting the sloth to be slow in all parts of life and are pleasantly fooled later on when they realize that isn't the case. The "savage" predators are in fact victims of a crime committed by a character labeled as the prey. Simply said, people must overcome their own prejudices rather than overcome who they are as people (or animals).

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Posted by Sean-Luc Shanahan on 03/06/2016 at 3:02 PM

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People are being ridiculous here. The man wrote a positive, thoughtful review, and settled for a 2.5/4 score. It's not his fault that Rotten Tomatoes thinks a fairly positive review is negative. Why are y'all so butt-hurt over this review anyways? Did you even read it? Sure, he made a mistake with his fact-checking (which I admit is a rookie mistake), but his review was in favour of the film for goodness sake.

tl;dr: Rotten Tomatoes think that 2.5/4 is a negative score, which, by the way the critic wrote this review, you can tell is not true. He liked it.

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Posted by Propose on 03/04/2016 at 5:30 PM

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Lol @ "You just want to get attention!"

...As you give it to him. Hell, you only gave him a pageclick because he destroyed the film's 100% rating. Therefore ensuring that such behavior will remain lucrative, if the motivation is indeed cynical. Epic fails.

Also LOL @ the fallacious, speculative dismissal in the first place. Is a reviewer supposed to withhold his view if it does not fit with the majority?

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Posted by Mark Fashion on 03/04/2016 at 10:51 PM

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Thank you for eloquently stating your "radical" opinion on the film.

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Posted by BigDog on 03/04/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Beasts of One Notion

Worst review I've ever read.

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Posted by Will on 03/21/2016 at 12:51 AM

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