I wonder about this a lot. Usually when I'm reading movie reviews that take wildly different stances on the exact same scene or plot point, leaving me confused as to whether the critics are still talking about the same movie.
This is why I hate fan theories. Because the people who make them don't understand the concept of coincidences. And many of them act as if their theory is absolutely correct, (like they cracked the code, they're smarter than the writers) and get pissed when it's disproven in the actual source material.
This is what bothers me about game theory (not the actual channel, rather the fans). It's called Game THEORY, after every video he says "But hey, it's just a theory!" and the fans are like "Hey, have you all heard about the FACTS about this game that Matt found out?"
Most of the time, even when I strongly disagree with someone's interpretation of canon, I still think, well, everyone's got the right to their own opinion. But there are those times when I am just utterly boggled over which farflung stinking ass they just pulled their conclusions out of, because how, how can anyone get it so wrong?
Eh, even if I disagree with fic premises, it doesn't really bother me, because they're not pretending that it's canon, and no one is reading it believing that it's canon. Everyone involved understands what fanfic is. On the other hand, there is a certain type of meta commentary that comes across as "no, you don't get it, this is really what this character is all about" and then jumps through a dozen logical hoops like it's auditioning for Cirque du Soleil.
The same people also don't understand what a plot hole is. It's exhausting to go, "no, that's not a plot hole, the writers just didn't spell it out because they trusted the audience to figure it out themselves, or because that detail wasn't really important to the story."
Same. It can also get pretty hilarious when it's so obvious that the reviewer's prejudices are heavily at play with how they saw the movie so differently than the rest of the world did.
You know, I've never connected so personally with something before.
Dude, don't even worry about it. I didn't mean your comment was stupid, just that I personally have different tolerances when it comes to fandom BS. My lines in the sand are just drawn a little differently, but not inherently better or more correct. To each their own, right?