MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 26 Feb 2020, 13:24

When you think the movie is getting more love, think again and ask for a very mainstream social media (850K followers) to post about it and you get not "criticism" (as mature adults should do and that's fine) but just pure trashing and bashing (kind of like when one person is getting harassed or beat up and everybody is participating or encouraging)...
https://www.facebook.com/80sTees/videos ... 861611397/

In my recent reflexions I was wondering if the trolling/trashing culture was more extreme in the US?

I mean we have that in France but the American culture seems to have encouraged that even more (and I'm not talking about the president)...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 27 Feb 2020, 00:38

I think, on balance, that trolling and trashing culture is more prevalent - and can be much more vicious - in the US than elsewhere; certainly it is rarely as bad in Canada right next door. It's partly a facet of the ongoing 'culture wars' where the shrill wrath of self-styled 'Social Justice Warriors' (sic..) knows no bounds and who view those who oppose them as not merely wrong but actually evil. This has debased almost all debate across the US internet - and the virus is spreading globally.

But in this particular case, there is the distinct air of a feeding frenzy among trolls - all lining up to bash the '87 movie - because it shows how cool and sophisticated and superior in taste they are: virtue-signalling is a way of life among these people; broad-minded appreciation is not. And keyboard warriors have rarely if ever taken part in an actual fight.....
And, alas, the negative reports on Gary Goddard of late - though unsubstantiated at law - have done little to change outlook towards greater constructive criticism and enlightenment with regard to the film.

That said, there are hundreds of thousands of posts out there praising it and stating open enjoyment of it and in the opinion of significant numbers of reviewers and film-afficionados, the '87 movie is more popular now than it has ever been, achieving enduring cult - almost mythical - status.

What are a few trolls, each in danger of falling off their egos and landing on their IQs, to set against that..?
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 27 Feb 2020, 03:26

To prove the point - at least in a small way - I selected a review at random from the Google listings for this week. And in this case I'd say that the writer got his critique about right.

https://www.backtothemovies.com/masters ... 87-review/
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 04 Mar 2020, 02:12

Cannes festival, May 1987, posing with what seems to be a giant MOTU cardboard marquee in front of the Carlton or Martinez hotels (more likely the Carlton) - Photo by Swedish photographer Stig Svedfelt
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Q_6K7H9Dh/

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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 05 Mar 2020, 23:22

Cult French magazine Starfix had two yearly specials on SFX in late 1987 and 1988. This one covered MASTERS based on the in-depth behind the scenes article from Cinefex.

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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 02 Apr 2020, 21:13

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