So, when I was attending Valley Community college earning my AA in Journalism, we had a movie review assignment. During class, we watched the movie “Kung-Fu Panda,” and were told to write a review of it.
Well, part of me was kind of like “Why in the hell are college students reviewing a children’s movie?” “What audience am I writing this review for?” Plus, I was feeling sick that day, and slightly annoyed by the assignment.
Anyways, I wrote a review that wasn’t necessarily bad, a bit disgruntled maybe, but I thought it was pretty spot on and honest. I basically didn’t say it was the greatest movie ever, and how it was mostly fat jokes.
The teacher would anonymously read writings out loud and ask the class’s opinion on the pieces. Well, the class DID NOT like my “Kung-Fu Panda” review. They were so shocked and offended that someone didn’t completely enjoy this movie, or had anything negative to say about it. No one knew it was I who wrote this review.
I kind of thought it was hilarious how the whole class had their panties in a bunch over my review. I told Manny about it, and now we occassionally joke about the “Kung-Fu Panda” review. When we scroll past it on nexflix or whatever, he always says “Oh look, it’s your favorite movie ever!”
Well, I found the review on my computer and thought I would share it to see what you all think? Am I really a monster for turning in a negative review of a children’s movie as a college assignment?