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Justin Craig’s Uneven “Thunderous Fun” Is From Another Dimension

In response to Justin Craig’s 861‑word review of Thor: The Dark World on

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Justin Craig is back to muddle things up in “‘Thor: The Dark World’ review: It’s thunderous fun, outlandish.” The title, in which there appears to be a word out of place (or maybe this is one awkwardly phrased headline), paints the perfect picture for why Craig’s reviews just barely miss the mark.

Craig is like the baseball player who hits a double but forgets to touch the base when rounding first.

His review is full of head scratchers that will have readers wondering if they are missing something (or losing their minds). It’s as if he suffers from whatever is the opposite of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He gets everything aligned perfectly, then has an uncontrollable urge to move a word out of place just to confound you.

He’s the Raymond Babbitt (for the uninformed—Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man) of film critique. Brilliantly observant with some things, and mystifyingly, frustratingly inept at others.

The writing here bears the same traits; one moment it’s gorgeously flowing and the next, it’s startlingly stilted and boring.  

Could there be something in the Kool-Aid at Fox News?

These are questions that may never be completely answered. It’s a mystery, but one not worth unraveling.    

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