Which one have you made???
This is a question usually asked in annoyance or even fury on movie reviews sites by
trolls fans of films/filmMakers who get angered when their film gets criticized,panned, badly reviewed.
The question is meant to say one of two things(or both)
You haven’t made a film so you are not in the position to say what is wrong with this one.
You haven’t made one, so shut up and don’t complain/criticize until you do so.
Hold that thought for a minute and let’s apply that to some other situations.
-Your phone network provider gives horrible service, and while you have not been able to make calls you have been charged, but before you call them or write on social media about how horrible they are. Which network have you run,operated ?
-You have a wedding to attend, a material to sow but your regular tailor is unavailable, so you have to leave it with his apprentice. He does a horrible job , wastes the material and the result is unwearable. Do you complain? or keep quiet because you have never made one before and therefore are in no position to complain?
-You eat at a restaurant, but the food is horrible, undercooked and over-salted, plus the staff are rude and incompetent, very upset, you ask for the manager, but think for a moment. You have never run a restaurant, you have never coordinated multiple culinary staff, what position are you to question their service just because you paid to eat there?
-You are watching your favorite team play yet another disappointing match. With the emotional investment you put in this team they keep playing lousy games. The manager uses bad formations and he benches the good players and refuses to buy good players even though he has the money to do so. In your opinion he’s an idiot. But before you start a hashtag to campaign his removal, think, You haven’t run a football team before, you have not been in his position. Which team have you managed?
We all have something we are passionate about that sometimes disappoint us eg a sport team . We have services we pay for and expect to give us our money’s worth but many times don’t . Wont you be livid if after getting bad service , you are asked by the CEO/Manager, “Shutup, Which one have you made “?
Do you have to be able to run a restaurant to expect good service? Must you posses the skills of Sir Alex to see that a team is underperforming? Is it a requirment to have been a LGA Chariman or Governor, before you have the right to complain about the lack of provision of basic infrastructure in the city you reside?
Unless you want to give up your right to complain or be upset about ANYTHING you invested in emotionally or financially regardless of how it disappointed ; “Which one have you made” should be eliminated.
While some comments on those sites are indeed malicious,bitter and downright idiotic,some are a result of careful analysis; maybe it’s an opportunity to analyze what is being said,see if there is any validity. If there isn’t , discard it and move on or better yet, stay away from reviews. Many of the best and succesful film makers in the world have gotten horrible reviews both from critics and fans when their films dont meet expectation or the standard they have set, so it happens to the very best . But posing such a question makes one appear one of the following; arrogant, unwilling to learn or maybe a little insecure.