Anyone who reads this site on a regular basis knows what Vic thinks of film critic Richard Roeper. (If you don’t, read all about it here.) I’ll admit, I’ve stood up for a few of Roeper’s reviews on occasion because I didn’t think he was totally out to lunch.
But this time, he has gone too far…
A thumbs down to the Wallace and Gromit movie?! What is this guy smoking? Filmmaking doesn’t get any better than Wallace and Gromit. It’s lighthearted entertainment at its finest. How many other movies out there can boast that they are entertaining for people of all ages? But nooooooo… Roeper didn’t like it. Roeper is not the only critic who gave Wallace and Gromit a negative review, but you should have seen Ebert’s reaction. He was very upset, and rightfully so.
How can Roeper decry the declining quality of movies (as many critics do), and then turn around and give a negative review to one of the few good movies that we have left? The guy is officially off his rocker.
An audio link to the review is here.
As Forrest Gump would say, that’s all I have to say about that.