Why online folks hate Brett Ratner

brett-ratner.jpgI’m one of the online folks who contributed to this Los Angeles Times piece on why online film community despises director Brett Ratner. Some of the other guys who chimed in play down exactly how accurate the word “hate” might be I have no problem with it. Ratner is a soulless, talentless hack who, as one of the guys said, managed to take just one movie to destroy what Bryan Singer had built in two with the X-Men franchise. I actually walked out of X-Men 3 mad. Look at the guy’s list of movies and you see the Rush Hour franchise and a bunch of movies other directors backed out of at the last minute, leaving Ratner to fill the void. He has no artistic vision other than to make himself giggle.