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Has anyone heard of Armond White(A Professional Critic)....thats really A Hardcore DC fan and MCU Hater


I just recently found out about this guy...and I must say ...It astonishes me something like this could happen...

I'm perfectly fine with forums and debate sites having people this Biased and Obsessed...

But I dont see how any respectable News Paper and Respectable Website could employ someone this Biased and OBSESSED...

To give a quick overview, He rates Literally almost every MCU film has Awful and Then Rates Snyders DCEU films has Literally The Greatest CBMs of all time and actually the single best movies of those years...

but its not just that he rates MCU films as bad and DCEU films as The Greatest...Its what he actually says about them....

When you read his reviews for MCU films and DCEU films, Its literally The Handbook to A Hardcore DC fan and MCU hater....

Here are some examples of Armond Whites Work

The Avengers(2012) Review-http://www.nyfcc.com/2012/05/marvels-the-avengers-reviewed-by-armond-white-for-cityarts/

^^^Actually Claim Ghost Rider SOV is a deeper,better and more meaningful film

Iron Man 3 Review-http://www.nyfcc.com/2013/05/fast-furious-6-vs-iron-man-3-by-armond-white-for-cityarts/

Cap 2 The Winter Soldier Review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2014/04/captain-america-red-white-and-false-armond-white/

Age of Ultron Review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/05/new-comics-new-hardy-new-visual-illiteracy-armond-white/

Civil War Review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/05/captain-america-superheroes-dumbed-down/

^^^Must also Read his BvS review to truly see The absurdness and complete Delusional DC biased and MCU hatred

SM homecoming review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/07/2017-mid-year-reckoning-best-movies-so-far/

Black Panther review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/black-panther-overhyped-race-fantasy/

Avengers IW Review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/movie-review-avengers-infinity-war-spiritual-assault/

Captain Marvel review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/captain-marvel-womens-history-month-hollywood-movie-messsages/

Avengers Endgame review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/avengers-endgame-review-nostalgia-arrested-adolescents/




Now here comes The DCEU films reviews

Man of Steel review-http://www.nyfcc.com/2013/06/movie-of-the-year-man-of-steel-reviewed-by-armond-white-for-cityarts/

BvS review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/03/batman-v-superman-culture-war-gets-mythic/

Suicide Squad Review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/08/suicide-squad-moral-conflict-millennials/

Justice League review-https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/11/justice-league-triumphs-zack-snyder-masterpiece/

^MASTERPIECE



Anyways....I've truly never seen a professional behave like this, I have no clue how he's employed.

I guess his reviews are perfectly fine if he was running his own site...it just stuns me a respected news paper/site would employ this man...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMbDPU1WJf8

^youtube vid

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When I first saw your post and the name, Armond White, something struck me about it... a sense of familiarity. Then it dawned on me and, when the realization hit, everything you posted above made perfect sense.

I can tell you here, from experience, that Armond White is neither a DC lover or Marvel hater (he could probably care less about either). In actuality, he is a full-on contrarian who will bash any move that is popular and extol any move that sucks. He really got his 15-minutes of fame about 10 years ago, when he was the first (and only one of three) critic to give Toy Story 3 a scathing review:
https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic-31/a-review-by-an-idiot-armond-whites-review-of-toy-s-426098/
https://www.slashfilm.com/armond-white-prevents-toy-story-3-from-becoming-the-best-reviewed-movie-of-all-time/

As the second article goes on to say, this is the guy who bashes movies like Infinity War, but gave a movie like Jonah Hex a rave review.

So, if I was a Marvel fan, I wouldn't take this personally and, if I was a DC fan, I wouldn't stick this as a feather in my cap. Armond White is a well known idiot who gets off on being a contrarian and I wouldn't use the print version of his reviews to line my cat's litter box.

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I can tell you here, from experience, that Armond White is neither a DC lover or Marvel hater (he could probably care less about either). In actuality, he is a full-on contrarian who will bash any move that is popular and extol any move that sucks. He really got his 15-minutes of fame about 10 years ago, when he was the first (and only one of three) critic to give Toy Story 3 a scathing review:

So, if I was a Marvel fan, I wouldn't take this personally and, if I was a DC fan, I wouldn't stick this as a feather in my cap. Armond White is a well known idiot who gets off on being a contrarian and I wouldn't use the print version of his reviews to line my cat's litter box.

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I 100%completely agree that He does pretty much bash any popular movie....

I probably shouldnt have made my post ONLY as if he is a Marvel Hater and DC lover

Hes basically A Troll across the board....

But if you read his reviews, theres absolutely no denying, While your right Hes a contrarian ....He also has an extreme biased against Marvel and Love toward DC....

to say "he coulnt care less" IMO is just not even remotely true....

if you read his reviews specifically for the MCU films and DCEU films...as I said...Its The Hardcore DC fans handbook....

but overall I agree with you

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white is indeed internet famous for being the worst movie critic alive, a contrarian who hates moonlight & manchester by the sea & loves adam sandler & zack snyder.

i used to be part of the crowd that wrote him off as an annoying troll, someone who just seems to exist to annoy others.

not unlike your perpetual antagonist queenfan, who i blocked some time ago - it makes my life on this site much more pleasant!

but unlike queen, i've come to at least partially appreciate white over the years. i really don't think he's a dceu fan-boy at all - i think he's a bit of a right wing fantasist, & he sees a reactionary subtext in snyder's films that appeals to those instincts. as opposed to the mcu films, which i think he generally argues are proponents of bland, mushy liberalism.

i think he's really quite an interesting writer sometimes. i definitely agree with almost none of his opinions, but there are times where he makes me question & defend & occasionally re-think my own film beliefs, & i love it when people push me that way.

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As others have stated, White is just a contrarian. If a movie is great, he hates it. If a movie was a god awful waste of an hour and a half, White will give it 10 stars(on a 5 star scale).

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as others have stated, White is just a contrarian.

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completely agree, as I said I shouldnt havent made the thread ONLY labeling him as a DC fan/MCU Hater

Hes a troll all around...But If you read his reviews specifically on The MCU films and DC films...Its clear he's also A really BIG DC fan and MCU hater....His reviews for these movies are right out of the handbook of a DC fan....They touch on every single "go to words,insults and phrases" DC fans use...

but overall I agree with you..I should have titled the post "Has anyone heard of Armond White(A Professional Critic) Who's a Contrarian, Troll, America's worst critic and A Hardcore DC fan and MCU Hater"

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