I turn on the closed captioning every once in a while, even though my hearing’s fine, either because of extreme volume fucking (fuck you, Scorsese, for The Departed soundtrack) or because of thick accents or generally unintelligible dialog. And every single time I’ve done so, the closed captioning has been seriously shitty.
What an incredible disservice to the deaf and hard of hearing! Don’t they have enough to deal with already?
Every single time there have been:
(1) lines of dialog completely dropped
(2) lines coming up far too late to match the action
(3) words dropped
(4) words or lines replaced with utter gibberish, like “&(*4ert” and “__vxt”
I don’t understand how they’ve been getting away with it. Why hasn’t there been an uproar from the deaf community? Or has there been but they’ve been ignored? I mean, WTF?