Out of Context

Don’t you just love it when a movie comes out that is a real woofer, and you look at the ads and the blurbs?

You can kind of tell when they take very short excerpts from the reviews–

“Astounding!”
“Petrifying!”
“Keeps you on the edge of your seat!”

The actual reviews said this–

“It’s astounding that a big budget could buy such tacky special effects. Ed Wood did better with a pie plate on a string.”

“The audience was slowly petrifying. It was only two hours but it seemed like an eternity.”

“This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat, but the odds are you will have walked out with the rest of the audience before it’s half over.”

Consider this when you see ‘gotcha quotes’ from any politician–quotes don’t tell you much if you don’t have the context.

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