This is sad. Certainly shows that film critics cannot be trusted for a unbiased
opinion. Saying that the movie politicized education and then made a political
statement by trashing it. I don't see anything about artistic quality or
acting/directing ability. Shouldn't we give viewers the choice to decide
what's offensive and what is not.I think the saddest comment in
the whole article is the fact that The Smurfs movie earned over $36M the first
weekend.I think that people should boycott the critics and quit
listening to them. If they can't keep to evaluating a movie on it's
artistic merits then they should be marginalized. It's like listening to an
athlete's opinion on politics.
They're film critics. You're foolish if you think they're going
to be objective or are incorrect unless they agree with you. Save that one for
This just highlights the real problem with our education system: it's run
by the teacher's union and no one dares criticize anything they do. And
most parents are too apathetic to care. I'm not for takeovers necessarily
but some of the parents in these districts must feel desperate to vote in such a
measure. The fact that we pay athletes and movie stars so much money
to entertain us while entrusting our children to people making a pittance, is
telling a lot about our values as well. Until we value what teachers do, hold
them accountable and get more involved in our kids' education outside of
school, we will continue to slide. The sad fact is all of this is a
leading indicator of our future, far more than any other...
eastcoastcoug, I doubt anyone believes that the teachers' associations run
anything and that no one dares criticize them. I support our UEA yet I also
criticize it often. We teachers are no more in lockstep about politics than
your neighborhood families that we come from. Most parents are very
concerned about their children's education. I only knew of a few that
seemed apathetic, and they may have been distracted by other serious burdens in
their lives.I'm glad you recognize that teachers make less than
a fortune, but they already feel accountable and have done so for decades. They
mostly try very hard to do as much as possible despite the new pay-for-score
schemes that assume they don't. After enduring the dwindling financial
support, shrinking benefits, and withering criticism of uninformed
"reformers" it's amazing that teachers still graduate students who
score at or above the national averages.The sad fact is that some
people think this movie reflects reality.
just wait until the lame propaganda film "Atlas Shrugged" comes out and
bombs instantly. It will make the Sarah Palin movie look like a Hollywood hit!
@eastcost couguseless stereotypes and political propaganda are not
going to help our eduction system.