Last Monday, longtime film writer Marshall Fine
Was the first critic who
Had posted on Rotten Tomatoes a rather negative
“Dark Knight Rises” review.
The response was both nasty & rapid:
The film geeks’ collective cry
Was so incensed that many expressed
The view that Fine must die.
This kind of insane behavior unquestionably
Merits a long look:
At least the Salman Rushdie fatwa involved
An entire book.
A death threat over a movie review?
This is now how bad it can get
With mouth-breathing knuckleheads
Typing amok on the internet.
Online anonymity can easily unleash those
Who may feel even a slight snub
To get in touch with their inner Tyler Durden
And act as if they’re in “Fight Club.”
Did these rants cause the
No --- but they sure don’t help.
If you can’t be civil, stay off such sites and
Resume (or start) whining on Yelp.