Sometimes when critics pan a film, the people behind the grouse about it in interviews. Sometimes they accept the criticism with more graciousness, as director Eric England did in The Dissolve’s comment boards when Mike D’Angelo gave the film a mixed review. But this week sees one of the more baffling/hilarious reactions to negative reviews in quite some time.
Someone claiming to be the sound mixer of "Get On Up" (which would make him Greg P. Russell, unless he’s one of the other people who worked on sound on the film) hasn’t taken too kindly to those who didn’t go for the movie, and he’s published a few comments on the boards of their respective web sites. It all started innocuously enough with comments on the Oscar prognostication site Rope of Silicon, where, writing as "Filmix," he argued that Chadwick Boseman belonged in the predicted final five nominees alongside the likes of Michael Keaton ("Birdman"), Steve Carell ("Foxcatcher") and Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner").