1.3.1      Deconstructing a review<br /> Understanding how other reviewers or commentators have presented their personal o...
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1.3.1 deconstructing a review

  1. 1. 1.3.1      Deconstructing a review<br /> Understanding how other reviewers or commentators have presented their personal opinions to an audience will help you gain the skills to formulate and present your own thoughts effectively.<br /><ul><li>Get two copies of recent specialist magazines (such as film or computer games magazines), or the review sections of newspapers.
  2. 2. From each publication, find a review of the same film, game, play, book, art exhibition etc.
  3. 3. Use the grid below to analyse what the reviews tell you. Fill in the names of the magazines or newspapers you have chosen as your sources. </li></ul> I am doing my review on Step Up 3D.<br /> <br />Product being reviewedSource 1Source 2Does the reviewer like what they have reviewed or not? the reviewer likes the film but has doubts on certain bit that lets the film down,  This reviewer also likes the film but admits that is it 'Dumb'.Can you find a quote from the review that tells you this? 'it's just the bits in between that let it down. ' 'dumbest thing all year that I have to admit enjoying'What particular words does the reviewer use to describe their feelings about the subject of the review? The reviewer uses word like effective, positively creepy, ridiculous, toe-curling etc.The reviewer uses words like  test-dummy, posh, flimsy , heroes etc.  What examples does the reviewer give to back up their opinions? 'The chief offender is Rick Malambri as a sort of street-dance philosopher king; almost every line of dialogue that comes out his mouth is either ridiculous or toe-curling.'   'The cast look like test-dummy androids' 'the flimsy pretence from Step Up 'Does the reviewer give you an overview or synopsis of the product?  The reviewer gives an overview of the film and says at the end 'it's no let-down.' so the reviewer clearly likes the film.  This reviewer gives an overview of the film and says 'the dumbest thing all year that I have to admit enjoying.' so the reviewer enjoyed it but it is a 'Dumb ' film.<br /> <br />

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