Archive for July, 2010

An Open Letter to Wiseau Films Regarding Internet Reviews

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Dear fine folks at Wiseau Films,

I have been a fan of your movie for the past year, ever since seeing it at a midnight screening in Los Angeles. It was the most unique filmgoing experience of my life, and I purchased the DVD out of a desire to relive the experience over and over.

I have also been a fan of Doug Walker and his Nostalgia Critic reviews for several years now, and I was delighted to discover that Doug would be doing a review of your movie. The review was every bit as hilarious as I was hoping, and I enjoyed the review on the site by Allison Pregler (aka Obscurus Lupa). Both of these reviews were funny, and more importantly to me, they helped spread the joy of “The Room” to others. I have friends I’ve tried to recommend the movie to, and they weren’t interested UNTIL the Nostalgia Critic’s review. After that, I got them to watch the whole movie, and convinced them to check out any theatrical midnight screenings they might come across.

Thanks to the Nostalgia Critic, you have more fans than you did before. By asking the Channel Awesome/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.Com team to remove the Critic and Lupa reviews, you’re hurting your own profits.

In the words of a great man, “When you watch The Room, you can laugh, you can cry, you can express yourself, but try not to hurt each other.” All the Channel Awesome team wants to do is help spread the laughs that your film has given them, by expressing themselves. They did nothing to hurt you; they only helped you gain a wider fanbase.

Everybody deserves a chance to discover the joy of “The Room”. Thanks to the Nostalgia Critic and Obscurus Lupa, thousands of more people will get that chance. By telling them to remove their reviews, the only people you are hurting are yourselves.

I hope you will reconsider your attack on the team, because allowing the reviews to remain online would be a very good thing for “The Room”‘s fanbase.