The Overuse of the Word ‘Masterpiece’

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If you regularly watch television and don’t fast forward over the movie commercials, there’s a word you probably see used over and over and over by “The critics,” and that word is “Masterpiece.” It’s one thing when the word is being used to describe prestige films that might be up for awards like Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk or Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, but now every “Star Wars” movie is a “Masterpiece.” Every superhero movie? “Masterpiece!” Heck, even dumb comedies have been called “Masterpieces.” What gives?