The Rotten Tomatoes Community
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review aggregation website for film and television launched in 1998 by Senh Duong, Patrick Y. Lee, and Stephen Wang and owned by Fandango, WarnerMedia (25%), and NBCUniversal (75%). The main goal of the website is the create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the U.S. It's most prominent feature of the website would have to the the Tomatometer where it measures the percentage of the more positive than negative reviews from the critics (or vice versa), and assigns an overall fresh or rotten rating to the movie. Scores of over 60 percent are considered fresh, and scores of 59 percent and under are rotten. It's a really toxic community for a number of reasons.
Why They Get A Rotten Score
- Every time a Marvel or DC movie gets released, the audience score always starts off extremely low such as a 37%. Because of this, there's a bit of arguing on Greatest Movies Wiki or Awful Movies Wiki whether the movie should be on either of the two.
- The Disney Star Wars films' critic and audience scores (especially The Last Jedi) are practically the reason why the Star Wars Fandom is toxic.
- They don't realize that you can't trust critics nowadays because everyone is entitled to have their own opinion on a movie. Also, there are some critics that are bad such as Common Sense Media.
- They think that the Tomatometer gives the actual score of the film when it's supposed to be the percentage of the thoughts of the film.
- Many of them treat Rotten Tomatoes as if it was the Ten Commandments. Not everything on the internet is true you know and how do you know a movie is good/bad if you never have seen it? Now that's what we call circle-jerking.
- A lot of them don't realize that Rotten Tomatoes does have some inaccurate scores such as Ghostbusters 2016 (Has a 73%, but it critically panned) or Godzilla: King of the Monsters getting a 41% just because it focused more on the kaijus.
- Whenever a movie like in the same lines as Teen Titans Go! To the Movies gets positive reviews from critics, many of the fans will go nuts to the point that they would think that the reviewers are hackers or something.
- The user reviewers review bombed certain movies like Captain Marvel and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker so hard, Rotten Tomatoes announced that user reviews would no longer be accepted until a film is publicly released.
- Even Major Hollywood studios are aware of how toxic the community is.
- This community is one of the main reasons why The Movie Community never gives certain movies a chance and immaturely bash on bad movies. In fact, this community caused so much damage to The Movie Community.
- According to them, they think that if the movie has bad reviews, everyone has to dislike it or if the movie has good reviews, everyone has to like it. That does count as opinion disrespecting don't you think?
- Many people rely on Rotten Tomatoes to determine a bad or good movies (even if the reviews don't adhere to quality) and thus, we call it confirmation bias. This is why the critics can't be trusted.
- Even some people like Brett Ratner are aware of the community's toxicity stating that criticism is binary in the community.
- Some reviewers are sexist. For example, the 2015 British historical period drama film Suffragette has male critics who disliked the movie simply because of how it's female-driven.
- A lot of people show massive toxic hatred towards some people like Adam Sandler.
- Some would be part of the Disney Hatedom because they think that Rotten Tomatoes works for Disney and that it pays critics to like their films which is just silly as other sources manipulate critics to like the film too. Also, Rotten Tomatoes is owned by Fandango Media.
- Some could have a different opinion towards some movies thus not relying on the website.
- Some critics can be good.
- They do have a point about some movies being good or bad in general (although not everyone has to like/hate certain movies).
- The fans still understand that Rotten Tomatoes still has flaws.