|The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)|
This article wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for certain individuals on the EuroBloggers Facebook group. You know who you are. So anyway, we got talking about, well, a lot of stuff, but several times so far we've come to the point of talking about the superhero movies starring Marvel characters currently not owned by Disney/Marvel, aka Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. We got talking about the good parts of the movies, about the parts we didn't like... but two of them stood out for me, namely our talks on the problems ASM2 had, and their issues with the new Fantastic Four movie. Their main issues with ASM2 being that it felt disjointed and that the subplot with Peter's parents, including the elaborate underground lair, was completely pointless. I agreed. Then we got to the Fantastic Four movie, a
|Fantastic Four (2015)|
Taste, is relative. I can readily conceit that you made a valid argument and I can appreciate your points of view, dear observant reader, in a variable amount of ways. You may even be right, your arguments may just be better than mine. But here is something to consider: I don't have to care. Yes, I agree that that subplot in ASM2 was stupid, I agree that the new Fantastic Four movie may not be the movie fans want, I agree that the rights of all these characters should revert to Marvel. Or, even going outside of Marvel, I see why you don't like Arrow, or do like Star Trek Into Darkness, all the points you might have brought up at some point.
|Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)|
So why argue? Why argue at all? Well for one, because arguing is a great way to pass the time to the grave, but also because it does give us inside into other people's perspective. I may not agree with your point, but I can appreciate it. It's something called empathy. But just because I appreciate your point and can relate to your position, understand where you come from and see that there was a shitty subplot in an otherwise excellent (for me at least) movie. But I want to hear about it anyway, annoyed as I may be at your obvious wrongness. Arguing about something does not only hone your rhetorical skills, it also gives you insight into something you may not have thought about before. And that's not just in geek circles, that also applies to other areas in live, be it politics or just about anything else. You don't have to get angry about my opinion, I don't have to get angry about your opinion. Your line of argument is excellent to a fault, there is no logical counter to it. I just don't care.