Once upon a time – the years 2000-2008 – film critics loved to insert slams against President George W. Bush into their reviews.
That was then. This is the “hope and change” now. And The Atlantic isn’t happy that a film critic dared to use his review space to tweak President Barack Obama.
The publication ran an article listing some of the more inventive critiques against the new film “The Lorax,” and while copiously reprinting lines from the New York Post’s Kyle Smith it saw fit to swat him for daring to go political.
The people who made “The Lorax” are probably in need of a hug right now. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott issued a wonderfully scathing diatribe against it on Thursday, with the New York Post’s Kyle Smith following up today with a cringeworthy critique in rhyme that he subtitles “an explanation in verse for why it could hardly be worse!” Note to Smith: A movie review written in couplets that ends with a criticism of the U.S. president (with a dig at Bob Dylan on the way) has never in the history of time made anything better.