The problem was that Sorkin did too much (pedantic, predictable) telling and not enough showing.
The drinks here, like the Blackwatch (with Johnny Walker Black, creme de cassis, and Becherovka), are far from pedantic.
The pedantic type might note that Hippolytus makes no prophetic mention of the cinema or the Internet.
A pedantic and self-important “paper architect,” Polyp goes into crisis when his marriage dissolves.
Nor am I suggesting that every film become a pedantic diatribe on class barriers; one Michael Moore in the world is plenty.
But it is evident on the whole, that he bore no good will to this pedantic novelty.
"He related to us his whole life," rejoined she, in a pedantic tone.
These slow and pedantic methods are not available for such a purpose; it requires the force of conquest or the power of faith.
Anything that savors of the pedantic is to be strictly avoided.
It is a pedantic scholasticism set forth with fanatical rant.
formed in English c.1600, from pedant + -ic. The French equivalent is pédantesque. Perhaps first attested in John Donne's "Sunne Rising," where he bids the morning sun let his love and him linger in bed, telling it, "Sawcy pedantique wretch, goe chide Late schooleboyes." Related: Pedantical (1580s); pedantically.