I stopped by the memorial on my way back to Pittsburgh from Ashburn. It was pretty cold and almost dark so I didn't walk the trail, but it was a pretty lovely memorial.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the worst movie I've ever seen. The writing was so bad. Also, I watched Bright on Netflix. Great movie. The critics are all wrong and were paid to write bad reviews."
I mean, seriously. Bright has comparatively good fan reviews compared to The Last Jedi. Just check out the screenshot below this image. Another entirely unscientific look at Rotten Tomatoes profiles that gave Bright good reviews shows that many of them are new profiles that have only reviewed Bright and Star Wars. I'm not sure if they're just trolling or for real, but if part of their bad review of The Last Jedi includes something like "disconnected Hollywood elite," it's entirely unclear what the reviewer is connected to that makes them think Bright is good and TLJ is bad.
I think it's possible that "fan" reviewers are simply rating the exact opposite as the critics and then inventing reasons that they disagree and why the critics are wrong, much like Donald Trump is seemingly undoing anything and everything that happened during the Obama administration, regardless of its current or potential benefit. It's basically just a political show, and that's what it seems like a majority of bad TLJ reviews are.
The extra confusing layer is that bad reviewers say TLJ is too liberal and political, and then go write another review say Bright was great. Bright, which you hopefully haven't seen (it's embarrassingly bad), is a movie with political commentary so lacking in nuance and making any new or interesting observations about race in America that it is part of why it's so bad. It's set in a world where they basically represent people of color as orcs, and wealthy white people as elves. It depicts extreme police violence towards the orcs, and shows that they experience disproportionate discrimination and poverty. One of the main characters is an orc that turns out to be a hero and the human main character learns to accept that they're not so different.
Can anybody explain to me how TLJ is the worst movie ever because it's too political and progressive while Bright, which is overtly political somehow doesn't get the same criticism.
Just another quick rant about Star Wars.
How did people complain that The Force Awakens was a boring rehash of old ideas and then also complain that The Last Jedi wasn't similar enough to the originals?
I'm not much of an opera person but the Sydney Opera House is pretty cool.
One of my favorite shots from Death Valley. Definitely worth reposting.
The redesign is more complete now. I've added an Australia gallery which is some of my earliest photography from before I tried to be slightly more serious about taking photos (I'm still not that serious, for the record). The home page has been changed, and I've been going through each gallery and getting rid of all the old watermarked stuff and generally trying to pick better photos and doing a little better editing on them.
I'm also trying a different way of presenting each gallery. Go check it out and leave a comment about whether or not it's aesthetically interesting.
Oh what a glitzy and glamorous place Las Vegas is. One might even call it Paradise.
Also, I've finally posted my gallery of shots from India! They aren't the best quality because I was travelling very lightly and only used my phone to take pictures.
You can find the new gallery here: https://kylecameronphotography.com/india
I'm also reworking my other galleries to cut out the junk and re-edit almost everything, as well as cutting some galleries and changing the design. Keep an eye out for that soon!
Making it easier to be consistent.
This is from Death Valley in 2013.
More fun news, I'm working on yet another redesign! This one will include fancy new subscriber emails and hopefully a better-looking blog update email. Also, new subscribers will get a 40% off coupon to order any photo from this site (or even Instagram -- just paste a link from wherever you find my photos on the internet when you select that option in my online store).