SOS This Week #13: Why you shouldn’t turn your brain off at the movies

Jurassic World

ScreenCrush critic Matt Singer this week came up against one of the most common attacks against film criticism after sharing his thoughts on Jurassic World“Stop thinking so much! It’s a movie. Just turn off your brain and enjoy it.” Any critic who loves movies and wants movies to be enjoyable knows how frustrating this sentiment is from their readers. On our 13th episode of SOS This Week, we explain why thinking about a movie and enjoying it inherently go hand in hand, even for big, loud, dumb blockbusters.


Top Stories:

Main Story: Stop Telling Me To Turn My Brain Off

WTF of the Week:

  • Movie theater screens Insidious over Inside Out, kids leave terrified
  • Channing Tatum on G.I. Joe: “I f***ing hate that movie

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