Mal Vincent – A Sham?

15 03 2008

Recently in the VA Pilot (March 14, 2008), the film critic Mal Vincent had a review of “Horton Hears a Who.” I use the term review loosely. The majority of this ‘review’ was not even about the movie. The first half is where he compares the movie to the Pokemon movies. He made this comparison before he watched the movie. He also compares it to “Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
While there may be some times when comparisons would be useful, this was not one of them. Mal Vincent went into the movie with a predetermination of failure and failed to see the for what it was. At the end of his ‘review’ he basically calls it a kiddie movie that is worthless for adults. I will be 21 years old in 2 months. I found the movie to be absolutely excellent. It was an entertaining and engaging movie. It carried a good moral, something which most new movies lack. It taught viewers that no matter what a person looks like or who that person is, that they should be treated the same as anyone else. It also had the minor message to have faith. Although you may not have empirical proof of something, you have to still believe that it exists.
The VA Pilot needs to get rid of old Mal. Every movie he reviews he is wrong about. I figure if he says it is bad, I’ll go see it and if he says its great, I’ll wait for the rental.

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15 03 2008
Avenging Archangel

As I work in the industry myself, I regularly hear feedback about Mal Vincent’s reviews. You’re not alone in believing he gets them backwards. 🙂

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