In one sense, I'm not one of those people who takes excessive pride in the labels "geek" and "nerd." They are, or were, juvenile insults, and efforts to reclaim them and make them positive, while well-meaning, often come off as corporate, fake, forced, and cheesy. It also seemed to me that, while I don't mind celebrating my hobbies, it's important to me that I remain humble. That is, a lot of people give "geek" culture a bad rap because they're out there being just as bad as the people who bullied them, belittling other people as dumb or common for not liking the same things as them, or having tastes more aligned with mainstream popularity.
Throughout season five of Nashville, fans have shown their discontent with the plot and many viewers are leaving their once favorite show behind — one they campaigned and fought for after ABC canceled it in 2016.
I must be getting soft as I get older because movies like A Boy Called Po never used to get passed my ironic armor. As a younger critic, a movie like A Boy Called Po with a premise that reads like a Lifetime Movie and a cast lacking star power would have been one I would dismiss without a glance. Admittedly, I used to be kind of arrogant and quite snobbish. It could be I have become more evolved and mature or it could be that director John Asher’s inspired by true events movie is actually so good that I had no need for my emotional armor.
Because I am a cosplayer who's at a huge disadvantage in comparison to the majority (can't sew and/or knit, can't style wigs, can't make props/accessories), the least I can do is keep improving and refining my makeup technique as well as be accurate to the character (in terms of appearance, especially if I need to make a few changes in the costume, and being in character for photos).
Nowadays, a lot of books have been turned into movies. The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Lord Of The Rings, to name a few. The general conception of book based films to avid book readers are "but it’ll never be as good as the book."
*Rapture: Alternate Ending* The daughter of the happily married fallen angels, Daniel Grigori and Lucinda Price, is approaching her 17th birthday without friends and avoided by boys who think they'll burst into flames if she goes near to them. She's spiraling into someplace dark. Then an offer is proposed: She's allowed to travel to New York to train with the Shadowhunters...taking the chance to make new friends she gets more she gets more than she bargained for.
It's hard to imagine there's someone out there who hasn't seen at least one episode of Family Guy. The show has been on for almost 19 years and shows no signs of slowing down. When the show premiered after Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, no one thought it would reach such monumental status. Family Guy is also a rare example of a show being brought back after cancellation due to highly rated reruns and DVD sales. Since its revival, Family Guy has received fairly stable ratings. While the ratings may not have changed much, the show certainly has. Naturally when a show is on for so long it will go through progressions, but this is different. It's not just that Family Guy has changed a character, a story line, or even a theme; there is a fundamental difference between Family Guy from 1999 and Family Guy from 2017.
As you know, there are common "popular beliefs" about film and then there are popular beliefs that are challenged and, like religion, wannabe-film-buffs run to the aid and scream down your throat about how you're wrong and can't possibly think that. They tell you that you know nothing about true filmmaking and the art behind it all—even though you (and not them) have been studying it for most of your life. For example: I once made a short horror/experimental film and showed it at a small showing at a bar with a group. Personally, I thought it was utter shite but it was somewhere to start—when someone asked me what I thought, I said "it was pretty crap to be fair." The other person then went for me, telling me it expressed new art and was a brilliant example of how the world is changing with metaphor-this and conceit-for-that. I told them that I made the film and then they shut up. This should show people that you can have any opinion about film you want and not care about what anyone else says to you. If you don't like something, you don't like it. It's your opinion—there's no film-bible. It's not a dictatorship run by James Cameron or Steven Spielberg—it's art and is supposed to be free-thought.