If someone has seen a movie or television program and starts a thread proclaiming the show or movie “dreck”, I fully support their right to their position.
I’ve seen posters discuss TV shows and films that they haven’t seen. I’ve read phrases here on the Dope like, "… I can’t believe that people spend money to see that stupid movie… or read that idiotic book… or watch that ridiculous TV show.
I’m curious. How does one determine the idiocy of something without seeing it? Do movie reviews make a difference to you, or is it word of mouth. Certain types of movies don’t really interest me, but it doesn’t mean that they’re garbage.
I’ve seen movies I’ve hated based on raves from people I know (Independence Day), so the judgement of others doesn’t weigh much in my decision to see a film.