And people are people.
Recently, I've seen Rooney Mara, who has achieved critical acclaim for her role in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," come under some fire for giving her candid opinion on working on remake of "The Nightmare on Elm Street." That candid opinion was less than kind, as was her candid opinion of working on "Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit."
This is nothing new. I've seen Ewan McGreggor get some crap for trashing the Star Wars prequels. He was hoping they'd be better movies than they were, was a big fan of the original, and was as disappointed as anybody with good taste was. I will admit, while watching "Revenge of the Sith" I felt sad for McGreggor. Not because of Obi Wan's plight, but because he was trying so hard to make the best of a shitty movie. Look at his face, you can tell what he really thought of everything.
What do I see people say in response to sentiments like this? Usually they're called ungrateful, or even advised to give back the money they made off of these movies. Well, I think anyone who does this has forfeited the right to complain to anybody about their first job at Walmart or at McFastFood. Or are they also ungrateful? Should they not return the money they made working at either of these establishments? Or at any job they've expressed to others that they hated?
Or do these people just like the Star Wars prequels, the Nightmare remake, or any other movies or shows that would apply and can't stand to see anyone trash them, much less an actor who worked on them? Personally, I think this is the case.
Consider Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" movies. He has publicly expressed his hatred for the characters, for "Twilight" and said that Stephanie Meyer is insane. Where are these same people to say he is ungrateful, or that he should return all the millions of dollars he's made off of the Twilight franchise. No where to be found. If anything, the same people will congratulate him for telling it like it is. Why? Because they hate "Twilight" therefore it's okay for Robert Pattinson to hate. I've also noticed the people who love "Twilight" like to claim that Robert Pattinson never said such things, and that it's fake.
The point is, everyone is entitled to their opinion. And everyone is entitled to express that opinion if they are willing to live with the consequences. Ewan McGreggor, Rooney Mara, and even Robert Pattinson are also entitled to that right. Sometimes it can backfire, as Megan Fox learned last year... but no one denied her the right to speak her mind. And I certainly would never expect her to give back the money she made working on two terrible movies.
Would I be happy if Marina Sirtis came out tomorrow and said "Gargoyles" was a terrible production, and Demona was a poorly conceived character? No. Would I tell her to shut up, that she's being ungrateful, and to give Disney back the money she made playing Demona? No.