- Sep 7, 2011
Yes, because everyone that hates something that the majority likes is simply being edgy and independent. Likewise, you're proving that you're smarter, more independent, and more forward by thinking so far ahead of said edgy and independent people and siding with the majority instead. Do you see where this crap never ends? Stop doing it. Unless you're actually prepared to go through each review one by one and dissect it in order to find out what the main reason a person likes or dislikes a film is.
Both distinctions are meaningless. You can call people that do not side with the majority as hipsters, but it's empty ad hominem. Likewise others can call the other crowd... umm... what's the word for it these days? "Normalfags"? Either way, it's likewise empty ad hominem.
For what it is worth, like I said, I had no idea the movie was even well regarded when I went in. I knew nothing about it, actually. Not even a simple synopsis. Yet when I watched it, the only thing running through my head was "what is this trash"? It was cringe worthy. So no, not everyone that has an opinion that differs from yours is simply a hipster, and likewise not everyone that has an opinion that differs from mine is... You know, fill in the blank.
I think it's the way an opinion is presented. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you gotta admit, there are a ton of people who hate the popular things because it gives them an opportunity to open their mouth. Hell, even I've contributed to that culture before.
"That (X) was trash, how anyone could enjoy it is beyond me!"
"I tried (X), I couldn't really get behind it. I don't see why it's popular..."
Two identical points, two completely different intentions behind them.