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Turning film snob? Turning Red film critiques caught lacking in empathy

Turning Red has turned the heads of people on Twitter when one user shared critiques about the film that may have been lacking in empathy, causing other users to turn red themselves.

User Vinnie Mancuso shared screenshots of critiques, cropping out the names of the people that wrote the posts. Captioning the screenshots, Vinnie says that “Writing about art requires empathy. “This wasn’t made for me” is a starting point, not THE point.”

One way that people had fun with their responses to the callous critique was to use the exact same logic that the original writers used and lay it over some other well-loved Pixar films.

Another user shared how it was the fact that they did not share anything in common with the world of the story that they were able to learn from it and find themselves appreciating it more. They stated that “To only be able to understand stories about people exactly like you is the opposite of what movies are about.”


Someone also urged people to think about how minorities feel when they watch movies lacking in representation, or even when the only representation they have of themselves is an outdated and inaccurate stereotype.

Twitter user Nick Melton even busted out a quote from legendary film critic Roger Ebert.

Of course, art is subjective, and we are all entitled to our own opinions, but it is probably best to try and make sure that the opinion you form is an informed one.

What makes a piece of art special is how much it means to the creator and the unique story it tells. Just because a piece of art wasn’t created directly for us, doesn’t mean that we can’t find a way to learn from and enjoy it.

The whole point of art is to offer people a fresh lens to see things through, to let an artist unabashedly express themselves and hopefully empathize with their experience of life.


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