Rotten Tomato Scores--What???


 

Before I go off ranting and raving like a complete lunatic out of Jekyll and Hyde, let me just apologize for not writing on a regular basis. School is keeping me pretty busy and I have not been able to write as often as I would like.

 

Quick note though, so far, I have all A’s and am enjoying my “LATE” experience in academia very much. This was probably the best thing I have ever done, even though it remains very trying at times.

 

I absolutely LOVE the campus and the people here are all very friendly. The course material is hard, but peaks my interest in a way that I could never imagine possible.

 

Usually, one of the only things I can enjoy in my spare time is going to the movies on the weekend. I have always been a huge movie Nerd and today I come to you with a rant that indulges my Nerdiness.

 

Last weekend, I wanted to go and see a movie. Like most everyone, I looked at my phone to get the reviews on the movies that were out. Well, after reading the reviews, my spirits dropped, as most all of them were booed by the critics.

 

I checked The Rotten Tomato scores and again, most were very poor. Dejected, I turned to the fan reviews, here, I saw a completely different story. The fans LOVED most of the movies out that I wanted to see.

 

I did a little research and found that The Rotten Tomato scores are derived from the CRITICS reviews…WHY??? Shouldn’t they be judged on the PEOPLES reviews of the movies?

 

Armed with the fan reviews, I ventured out to see The Accountant starring Ben Affleck. Well, guess what??? I LOVED the movie. Let me say that from NOW on, I will NOT be reading the critics reviews but the FAN reviews.

 

Let’s change the Rotten Tomato scores so they fall under the FANS jurisdiction. If we’re being honest, in MY opinion, this is the ONLY opinion that really counts. Let’s face it, ANYONE can write a BAD review, let’s have someone who actually is ENTERTAINED by the movies give us the “CORRECT” scores.

 

Thanks for listening; this is just MY two cents worth.

 

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Comments (19)

  1. fierylady

    You really can’t trust those critics.

    November 01, 2016
    1. dreamshadow59

      I guess NOT!!!

      November 01, 2016
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  2. Munkyman

    The idea of rotten tomatoes is that the more the critics hate it the better it will be & conversely the more the critics love it the more likely you’ll be snoring before the credits role.

    November 01, 2016
    1. dreamshadow59

      Totally agree…

      November 01, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        I sort of agree & find that I go to both ends & don’t really care much for the middle on rotten tomatoes. I like the artsy highbrow stuff sometimes.

        November 01, 2016
  3. dreamshadow59

    Sometimes I do also….

    November 01, 2016
  4. rebecca2013

    some movies the critics hated but I actually liked and then some movies the critics loved and I thought they were dumb as sh**…. just a matter of what people like…. I usually don’t care what critics say…. often they are wrong on EITHER end of the spectrum

    November 01, 2016
    1. dreamshadow59

      That is soooooo true….Only fan reviews for me from now on….

      November 01, 2016
      1. rebecca2013

        I saw “Central Intelligence” on a lark….. UGHHHHhhhh I am sorry that was a waste of money EVEN on a rainy day and EVEN for 6 dollar matinee Bleech!!!

        November 01, 2016
        1. dreamshadow59

          Yeah, I’ll bet. That looked a little lame to me also…..

          November 01, 2016
          1. rebecca2013

            lame isn’t the word…. It wasn’t funny…. not at all…. nor was it even remotely interesting… like…. ok for the lack of a better word or substitution for an excrement word….. LAME!! The two principle actors were suppose to be great according to critics…. but…. ¡Ay ay yi yi yi!

            November 01, 2016
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  5. Somnium

    I haven’t seen that one but “people’s” (the ones I work with) reviews were excellent. If I see rotten tomatoes in the garbage go

    November 02, 2016
  6. briton

    Then there was the man with no legs who bummed his way into a cinema but was thrown out for standing on his seat.

    November 02, 2016
  7. noahbody

    I always said if the critics hate it then it must be good.

    November 02, 2016
  8. Bloodlust-Prince

    Rotten tomatoes can’t be trusted most of the time. They seem to be having a thing against any film being published by Warner Brother’s; which is amusing since Warner Brothers owns around 30% of Rotten Tomatoes. I enjoyed Suicide Squad this year, not the greatest film but it clearly didn’t deserve a 26%. Yet the Ghostbusters reboot which a lot of the audienc e hated received a 75%. Critics are just weird I guess.

    November 02, 2016
  9. cusijaimeflores

    Those look terrible.

    November 02, 2016
  10. cusijaimeflores

    No good

    November 03, 2016
  11. kafkaphony

    When will Rotten Tomatoes be adding porn and snuff films? I’ve got some reviews for those that will knock your socks off.

    January 02, 2017
  12. shawnmdavis

    I think the movies review really make the movies famous among people. According to paper writing, some are bad movies and some are good. But I think many bad movies also got fame at their time.

    January 03, 2017