Critics are like. . .

July 31, 2013

Angela and I saw a great movie last week.  I know this isn’t the place for movie reviews but it was funny and exciting and we really enjoyed it.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the view of most of the critics. It was panned and ridiculed in the media and as a result lost a boatload of money.  Which is unfortunate.
How often in life do we allow the opinion of the critics to affect how we view something,or worse, how we view someone?  We mentioned to several people  the movie we were planning to see and we were warned that it had been panned and wasn’t worth seeing.  But none of those who offered that opinion had actually seen the movie themselves.
In the end, we decided that we had been really looking forward to seeing the movie and that we would be willing to take the chance, and we really enjoyed it.
Ultimately it was just a movie so it wouldn’t have been earth shattering if we had missed it.But how many times do we miss out on important things or individuals in life simply because we listen to someone who listened to a critic?
And so now my response to critics will be: Hi-Yo Silver,away!    Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.