Monday, September 9, 2013

Butt-Hurt Celebrity Of The Week

This week Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Roberto Orci became the second celebrity involved with the film to lash out at fans who had the unmitigated gall to suggest it might possibly be less than perfect. His message? Another hale and hearty "F@ck off!"

In an online interview conducted on September 1, Orci had this to say to fans who think the Trek franchise is "broken:"
"I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided.

Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of 'broken'. And frankly, your tone and attitude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future."
Orci then added:
As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don't.
Wow. Mocking your fans because they don't have cool jobs in Hollywood doesn't exactly scream "professional." Stay classy, Roberto Orci.

So when did it become a federal offense to criticize a movie, for Polanski's sake? Is difference of opinion now a crime? Must I have nothing but high praise for every banal and mediocre remake that pollutes the cineplex? Am I no longer allowed to think for myself?

You and your fellow butt-hurt celebrities are not elected officials, Mr. Orci. Unlike the President, you don't get to start World War III despite what the public wants. You're just a guy whose job is to make up stories about men who fly a spaceship in their pajamas.

Every precious nugget that emerges from your orifice and splashes noisily into the bowl isn't made of gold, Mr. Orci. Art is highly subjective. One man's masterpiece is another's bird cage lining. Always has been, always will be.

The fact that your films have inexplicably made obscene amounts of money doesn't mean they're good either. It just means the general public is willing to pay to sit through anything. Why do you care what people think anyway? You probably go home at night and sleep on a bed made from gold bars and cover yourself with a blanket of pure panda skin.

I know what you're thinking, Mr. Orci: Haters Gonna Hate. That's very true. But it doesn't mean they're wrong.

Orci has since issued a half-hearted Twitter apology saying his statements were "not his finest moments." Too late, Roberto! It's already out there. You said, it, you can't unsay it. 

In the meantime I'm strongly leaning towards letting Star Trek 3 watch itself.

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