What is the role of a film critic for a newspaper? For me, Jeff Vice is only useful in a "backwards" sense. There is a very high probability that if he doesn't like a movie, I will. He seems to particularly dislike almost all Mormon movies. That is ironic since this is a Mormon newspaper in a Mormon community. He also does not like a lot of family-friendly movies. He gave "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" one of the lowest ratings in the country.

Since movie ratings are purely subjective, I am not going to say Vice is wrong. But I do believe he is way out-of-sync with the readership of the Deseret Morning News.

Roy Wilkinson