Samuel L Jackson - Samuel L Jackson Vs Critic: Avengers Star In Twitter Feud

Samuel L Jackson has become embroiled in a feud with the New York Times Film Critic AO Scott, on Twitter. In response to a recent review of The Avengers, written by Scott ahead of the movie's domestic opening this weekend, Samuel posted a message on his own Twitter feed yesterday that read "Avengers fans, NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can Actually do!"
The relationship between actors and critics will always be a complex one and many Twitter users spoke out in defense of Scott, saying that he was entitled to his opinion, if it was an informed one. Possibly not expecting the backlash that ensued, Jackson responded to "TheFilmNest by saying "That is My Opinion! TheFilmNest & what's irrational about it? They aren't going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It! Scott himself decided to respond via E! Online, and told them "I don't think Mr. Jackson is actually trying to get me fired," he explained rationally. "Actors and filmmakers sometimes respond angrily to negative reviews-I can't say I blame them-and Twitter is a relatively new and very public forum for that. Rallying 'fans' against skeptical critics is a time-honored tactic, and I don't take it personally."
The review in question described the movie - which has largely received positive reviews thus far - by saying that "there are . overdone combat sequences. None of them matches, in cinematic wit or visceral surprise, a sucker punch landed by the Hulk on Thor's lantern jaw or a cartoonish smackdown delivered by that same angry green fellow on Loki, Thor's adoptive brother and this episode's main villain."


Contactmusic

Tags: Samuel L Jackson


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Samuel L Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Samuel L Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All