Young movie critic brings laughs, insight
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the hilarious movie reviews featured in your newspaper this summer.
It is even more interesting to read them because they are the intelligent insights of a very wry, witty and outspoken 12-year-old film critic, Ryan Michaels.
His latest review on the new “Transformers” movie was so funny and insightful that our family was laughing out loud as we read it.
Ryan is very sophisticated for a pre-teen critic and we anticipate we will be reading his reviews for years to come. Thanks to your paper for carrying his wonderful commentaries.
Young reviewer should stay away from ‘R’ movies
Congratulations and best of luck with the A2 Journal. I look forward to reading a local paper again.
However, I must take exception to the film critic piece by young Ryan Michaels. Putting aside the moral argument of a child of 12 watching an R-rated movie and the message this sends to other 12- through 16-year-olds who are not allowed to buy a ticket to such movies, I found that it was indeed his age that made the review so unbearable.
Movies are rated “R,” not only for violence but because of the adult complexities that they explore. I need that adult understanding to be in a review, in place of the immature observation that an actor, “Looks insanely cool firing off a Tommy gun with one hand.”