I agree Patrick that Spinal Tap or anything by Christopher Guest is excused, but I believe those movies actually run credits at the end and aren't trying to convince anyone that they are anything but a movie.
#1 - Scott - 09/04/2011 15:41:18pm
#2 - Patrick - 09/04/2011 15:44:33pm
Why do you both assume there is some group of ignoramuses that will believe this film to be true and enjoyable?
#3 - Eric - 09/04/2011 16:04:29pm
Actually Eric, I never say anything like that in my review. In fact, I make a point of saying, "We know it's a movie, why pretend it's something else?"
#4 - Scott - 09/04/2011 16:07:07pm
Scott, you wrote, "If you're one of those people who believes the US government is evil, secretive and constantly plotting conspiracies than you might enjoy the plot more than I." This assumes their is a group of ignoramuses that will buy into this movie.
#5 - Eric - 09/05/2011 08:10:13am
No, it assumes that if u enjoy conspiracy theories you might enjoy the plot more than I did. I didnt say you would believe it to be true, just that u would enjoy it more than I did.
#6 - Scott - 09/05/2011 10:12:58am
I know or have talked to people that think the Lottery draws are all fixed, that we never landed on the moon, that we have proof of UFOs and that 9/11 was an inside job. It isn't much of a stretch to think that someone may believe this movie to be actual footage.
#7 - Patrick - 09/05/2011 13:44:47pm
Eric, I'll say it again since you continue to imply that I think people will believe this movie is true. I don't believe that people will think this movie is fact. That's the very reason why I hate this genre, because I see no point to it. Sure, there may be a few, but that number will be minuscule and those people will probably have mental issues. However, there are people who believe crazy government conspiracies and I think that those sorts of people might enjoy the government conspiracy angle more than I did. "Twenty-five percent of respondents to a survey in the British magazine Engineering & Technology said they do not believe humans landed on the moon." "I do know the moon landings were faked," said crusading filmmaker Bart Sibrel, whose aggressive interview tactics once provoked Aldrin to punch him in the face. "I'd bet my life on it." "More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll."
#8 - Scott - 09/07/2011 09:25:03am
Scott, you wrote, "If you're one of those people who believes the US government is evil, secretive and constantly plotting conspiracies than you might enjoy the plot more than I." While I wrote, "Scott suggest that some people may enjoy this film and it's conspiracy theme." I never wrote that you think some people may believe this movie to be true. I wrote that of Patrick.
#9 - Eric - 09/07/2011 09:50:31am
In that same paragraph you continue, "I have not met anyone that stupid and paranoid, but maybe Patrick and Scott have. If the film makers actually intended for people to believe this may be a true story, they should have never shown the aliens, just as The Blair Witch Project never showed the witch and Paranormal Activity never showed the demon spirit." The implication is certainly there as you put my remarks about conspiracy theorists and people who will believe this movie to be true so close together (in the same sentence in fact)
#10 - Scott - 09/07/2011 09:55:07am
And don't think I don't know that you're plotting against me!
#11 - Scott - 09/07/2011 09:55:44am
And what about all those Holocaust deniers?!
#12 - Patrick - 09/08/2011 15:32:50pm