Overstreet, on 11 June 2011 - 02:22 PM, said:
I linked to SDG's review on Facebook
Huh, I don't see that on your wall.
which provoked this comment from a guy named Josh Shephard
Heh. He sounds like a winner.
Ah, the usual Greydanus/Overstreet error rears its head again
Wow, a meme jointly named for the two of us! I'm honored, Jeff.
I just wish Mr. Shepherd were a little clearer about what our usual error was, so I would know I was being Overstreetian when I made it.
: "I never watched 'Lost'... it’s not hard to pull Abrams' work to pieces once you start thinking about it."
That paragraph screams at readers: don't trust my opinion. And they shouldn't.
Nice ellipsis, Josh.
It's a well-written piece with nice layering of context. True, the film has a language problem. But this misses what Abrams and Spielberg are saying about loss and love, about regret and forgiveness, about mystery and wonder.
Ha ha ha ... He had me going for a minute there. "Loss and love, regret and forgiveness, mystery and wonder." If anyone left any regret and forgiveness lying around in this story, the characters would have tripped over it.
I'll give Mr. Shepherd this much: Super 8
was obviously made by someone who has seen some movies
about loss and love, regret and forgiveness, mystery and wonder, and it has something to say about them
. Not the same thing.
The perfect summer movie helmed by sci-fi's best living filmmakers, Super 8 is one everyone should see.
It was "helmed" by more than one person?
And if nothing else, we should refrain from gross generalizations about a show one hasn't seen.
I assume this refers to saying "'Lost' is a mess," since the comment above was made in reference to Star Trek
. For that, the haunted looks in the eyes of my Lostie friends is enough.
Edited by SDG, 11 June 2011 - 04:05 PM.