After encountering yet more silly reviews that feature the term "dated," a term that is among the most annoying of ones used, it seemed a good time to comment on that.
If one buys a dvd made in, say, 1974, then you should expect it to look like 1974, unless it is set in another time. To say it is "so terribly dated" is just silly. If I buy a dvd from a certain year, I want it to look like it, for if I bought a seventies one and it looked like 2011, I'd be extremely disappointed.
Another theme some misguided reviewers use, is to assume that because older stories take more consideration and have more style and sophisticated dialogue and characters behave with some decorum, that it is dull, or that the acting is poor or "wooden". I don't think I'm alone in thinking that acting from decades ago is often superior to what one finds, for the most part, today.
I will happily gather my "dated" dvds around me and continue to watch good quality stories and fine acting, and ignore the rubbish!
Who else feels the same?
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