Tarantino, without a doubt. Ludicrously overrated.
I like Tarantino, but his fanboys are extremely annoying.
I’ve picked a few arguments with some Wes Anderson fanboys, but the ones I’ve met have been nice people.
I don’t think that a fanboy is “someone who thinks his favorite director can do no wrong.” I think that the fanboy is like an autodidact of the worst sort: what he likes, what appeals to him temperamentally, is what’s sufficient. And from that all-absorbing source obsession, he looks only at work he perceives to have some affinity to the obsession. He is to critical and small-c catholic viewing and understanding of cinema what a Rand-ian dweeb with his dog-eared Atlas Shrugged is to the philosophy scholar.
Does this guy fit the definition of a fanboy?
“Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix.”
As someone who loves the work of Kubrick, I certainly used to feel his films were the absolute. I grew out of it, and although I do still love them all, I have a wide appreciation of many films. However, I can certainly understand that there are still people who feel the way I used to about him.
Spielberg and Lucas… mostly because their movies aren’t that spectacular for the amount of praise the generate.
Kevin Smith. I really want to get a tattoo that says, “Never seen Mall Rats.”
I do tend to hate people who love The Boondock Saints, so. . . Troy Duffy.
@ Carlo: Yes.
I’d have to say Lucas, just because of the reaction to the newer trilogy. It’s downright alarming. There are many fanboys/girls who refuse to accept that they exist, and if you try to point out otherwise, they will legit cut you. That’s disturbing.
yeah,Scarface remake is a pathetic piece of shit and no wonder the fanboys of this film tend to dismiss the original one..
I am most annoyed by Fight Club fanboys. Seeing Fight Club does not make you an authority on “new” or “modern” cinema.
Also, around the time Cannes was going on, someone told me that Inglourious Basterds was the front runner for Cannes. I suggested he name another film in competition. I am sure you can guess his response.
French New Wave fanboys are really bad… its as if they live in an alternate universe where everybody likes FNW movies, except that they are not in that alternate universe and they are in this universe. So they are always snubish and frustrated because Band of Outsiders is not as good as it is in that alternate unverse where they are not living. The same could be said of all other fanboys, just insert another movie title and film moviement.
QT fanboys are mostly harmless, so I don’t mind them so much, but I hate the ones that try to talk about film like QT talks about film.
Orson Welles fanboys baffle me.
Fincher fanboys who ignore his artestry and fall for the gimmicks instead. Lame.
Starwars/Spielber/Lucas… there is no help for them.
And Bergman fanboys… we are the worst because we are the best!
I have to get something off of my chest. I am a Kevin Smith fanboy. I own all of his DVDs including those he was producer on. At one point, I would see any movie he was involved with (including voices for animated movies). I understand that admitting this here could get me tarred and feathered, but I have an argument.
I think that Kevin Smith fanboys are some of the most harmless out there. I have never met one that has ever told anyone that they were wrong for not liking a movie. Sadly I can’t say the same for fans of Tarantino, Fincher, or art films. This is especially true for art film fans. So what if I didn’t like “Wild Strawberries” (I found it to be boring).
I propose a new definition of Fanboy that includes the belief that one is wrong if they don’t appreciate every film by their certain obsession.
Oh Tarantino….and I like some of his movies. (some…heh)
MODERATORS… PLEASE REMOVE IAN T.
On what grounds.
Nevermind, Bergman Fanboy.
(I did enjoy “Fanny and Alexander” and “The Seventh Seal” though.)
@ IAN T.
I didn’t like “Wild Strawberries” (I found it to be boring).
Just kidding dude, but you’re right. That is not Bergman’s best.
I love Bergman, but god, does he have terrible fanboys.
All fanboys are annoying to some extent. Idolizing any person isn’t that smart.
You have beautifully illustrated Derek is a Derek’s point. I second the “Worst Fanboys Ever” nomination for Joss Whedon.
I really dug the whole Firefly/Serenity thing, but Browncoats make Trekkies look like Steve Mc-fuckin’-Queen. (No disrespect to Trekkies… or is it Trekkers, now?)
Either way, don’t take me too seriously… I thought Jar Jar Binks was the balls.
Most definitely David lynch.
Every director for Twilight saga. Twilight fanboys are insane!
Fincher, Tarantino, and Wes Anderson.
>>I think that Kevin Smith fanboys are some of the most harmless out there. I have never met one that has ever told anyone that they were wrong for not liking a movie.<<
You’re right, Ian. Kevin Smith’s fanboys just think he makes funny films (And so do I for that matter.) They don’t seem him as better than Eisenstein & Bergman & Ford rolled into one with a bag of chips on the side.
And that kind of “greatest filmmaker the world has ever known” attitude should be what marks a fanboy.
Tarantino and George Lucas. Lucas for not only Star Wars fan boy’s but the fact that he could have done so much but has done so little. I don’t even need to go into the QT thing.
What’s with all the Kubrick hate?