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Scientists Will Be Needed to Decode Ethan Alter’s “Burning Questions”

In response to Ethan Alter’s 1567‑word review of Romeo and Juliet on Television Without Pity

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Ethan Alter offers plenty of information in “Romeo & Juliet: Your Burning Questions Answered,”  however most of the content is throwaway material.

Burning Questions is like going into a 3D movie without the glasses. One will likely look at their screen and say “What?”

The entire review feels like a pop-culture playground full of exclamation points and celebrity shout-outs. One may be unsure as to who the intended audience is, which can be awkward and uncomfortable. Am I at the right site? How old am I?

When you strip away all the pop culture references in Burning Questions, there is a decent review tucked inside this popfest-gone-wild. All of the sections are clearly labeled for the reader, but perhaps more useful for a younger crowd. Example: the first section’s header begins with “Seriously, though…”

Alter offers a substantial amount of analysis of all the main characters in Burning Questions, however it feels like he is writing as a friend, and not a critic. Nicknames are dished out freely, and the whole experience is a little too cutesy.

Burning Questions loses focus towards the end with a paragraph devoted strictly to another film, and the final sentence of the review manages to reference Miley Cyrus and Michael B. Jordan.

Ethan Alter has created something with Burning Questions, but scientists may be needed to decode this curious case of a review.    

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