Tell us how you really feel! Samuel L. Jackson says what the hell he wants, usually with a few expletives for good measure. So why would anyone expect him to bite his tongue about what he feels was a bad review of his new film The Avengers by New York Times writer A.O. Scott? Negating any good he held for the publication after The New York Times Magazine did a cover story on Jackson last weekend, Scott’s take on The Avengers did not please him, and he felt the writer (and the world) should know.
The review, which praises the movie’s comic bits cast but points out flaws like its “grinding, hectic emptiness” and “bloated cynicism,” prompted Jackson to tweet, “#Avengers fans,NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let’s help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!”
And in response to someone asking if people are entitled to their own opinion, Jackson struck back, “That is My Opinion! @TheFilmNest & what’s irrational about it? They aren’t going to fire his jaundiced ass & You & I Know It!”
In a Twitter conversation with New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, Scott expressed his reaction to Jackson’s outburst, “thanks @alexrossmusic and yet I have to say I feel more flattered than threatened. which may prove the point a different way.”
Twitter wars are never the way to settle a beef, gentleman. Although we secretly wished Jackson would have turned into Mitch from The Long Kiss Goodnight, these guys should take notes from President Obama. The only way to settle this once and for all is for the two of them to join Obama at the White House for a good old fashioned beer.