Im mad about SIZZLE.
I didnt like it. I thought it was dumb. Like, genuinely *dumb*.**
But I liked Randy. I liked what he is/was trying to do. So rather than write a one word review (‘ugh’), I tried to make some positive points, and push him in the direction of the aspects of SIZZLE I thought were good. Sure SIZZLE might stink, but maybe his next one will be awesome! YAY!
Randy and the Framing Company dont give a crap about any of our reviews.
They sent out screener copies to ~50 bloggers, and they dont care what we wrote.
And so I’d like to make a suggestion: Could it be that, for some of these hypercritical bloggers, Randy Olson’s documentarian character in Sizzle is really their reflection in the mirror? After all, the character is basically a caricature of someone who repeatedly demands facts, facts, facts, and can’t relate to non-scientists, have a good laugh, enjoy a good story.
In an email sent to all of the ‘reviewers’, Olsons attitude is the same.
I guess I really mean they dont care what *I* wrote, because they clearly didnt read my review.
I might as well not have watched it. I might as well have posted a chicken tikka masala recipe as a ‘review’.
All that matters to *them* are positive reviews, because Olson and the Framing Company cant deal with criticism. They physically *cant*.
But heres the deal. As a scientist in training, I dont view criticism as a negative thing. Criticism is something that makes you *better*. Someone on my committee calls me out on not knowing something I should have. That makes me better. Someone on my committee making a really, really stupid suggestion. Explaining why their idea isnt great in a polite way makes me better. Hearing critiques from classmates on how to make my presentations clearer makes me better.
I live in criticism. I *want* criticism. The Sardaukar arent trained by the pixie faeries of Bubble Yum Forrest.
Theoretically Olson was trained in a similar environment.
Maybe a crippling inability to accept criticism is the precise reason for why Olson is no longer a scientist.
** This is coming from a girl who thinks ‘Harold and Kumar go to White Castle’ is the funniest shit EVAH!