Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review The Reviewer

After being bothered by it for years, both by sites I contributed to and sites I merely visited, I've been giving great consideration towards "reviewing the reviewer".

I'd likely hit most of the major sites that contribute comic book reviews (and possibly other popular forms of entertainment) to dissect how common it is that the "reviews" are over 50% recap, rather than critique.

My question to the eight people still reading this with any regularity: would you be interested in seeing such an examination?


  1. My ex-wife was a movie reviewer, & her articles fell into this all too familiar trap. Spend 3-4 paragraphs summarizing, then one paragraph saying "It was good" or "It was bad." This is the main reason why I don't generally speaking read reviews of any kind anymore, at least for things that are artistic in nature.


It is preferred that you sign some sort of name to your posts, rather than remain completely anonymous. Even if it is just an internet nickname/alias, it makes it easier to get to know the people that post here. I hope you all will give it some consideration. Thank you.