Samuel L. Jackson Attacks "Avengers" Critic via Twitter
1 year ago
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Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as Marvel Comics' super-spy Nick Fury in the just-released "Avengers” ensemble film, isn't happy with what one NY Times critic had to say about his latest project.
And he let his fans know on Twitter.
Critic A.O. Scott wrote specifically about Jackson's character: "With an eye patch and his well-practiced bellow, [he] is more master of ceremonies than mission commander, and under his watch the Avengers indulge in some Rat Pack-y horsing around."
Scott compared the film in it's entirety to the late anti-climatic western movie "Rio Bravo" in which "John Wayne, Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson did a lot of talking on their way to a big and not-all-that-interesting shootout."
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He ultimately diminished "Avengers" to nothing more than "a snappy little dialogue comedy dressed up as something else, that something else being a giant A.T.M. for Marvel and its new studio overlords, the Walt Disney Company."
But an angry Jackson attempted to rally his comic book cult following, writing on Twitter, "#Avengers fans,NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!"
When The Film Nest tweeted that they were disappointed in Jackson's irrational reaction, the veteran actor went on the defense again, saying "That is My Opinion! & what's irrational about it? They aren't going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!"
Is Jackson overreacting?