As for myself, my entire purpose in writing this blog is to be a bridge between common decent people, and movie-folk. (Movie-folk being the self-important, film majoring, Hollywood a$$#%&#s that vote on the Oscars and write Entertainment Weekly.) I was a film major, I've taken many film classes, (production and study,) and I know a lot about screenwriting. I also was a theater major, and know quite a bit about acting. I also know that a bad film that is enjoyable, is worth something. I know there's a difference between movies I like, and movies that are good. And I know you might agree with me sometimes, all the time, or never. But hopefully, no matter what you think of my critiques, you'll at least have a new viewpoint on a movie you've seen, or a movie you will see. Sometimes I hope I deter you from seeing certain movies all together! (If you haven't seen Batman and Robin, just don't see it!)
So, why do you value critics? Or do you?