Does everyone entertain such misconceptions about film critics as Jamie Dexter at TheLeafChronicle.com? His defense of the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street is headlined:
Don’t heed the high-paid critics, ‘Nightmare’ is terrifyingly good
And then it goes on:
If it’s a remake or a horror film, critics are going to hate it.
And by critics, I mean the high-paid guys/gals who get to see films with the rest of high-society and aren’t experiencing the joy of real people reacting to a film.
This explains so much: I am high society and not a real person. I feel real, but that must be an illusion. And now I understand why there’s always cucumber sandwiches at press screenings. That never made any sense to me before. I’ve always politely taken a linen napkin to rest across my lap during the movie, but I’ve never had the nerve to ask about the finger bowls. My bad.