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Rotten Tomatoes disables comments on TDKR reviews

Jul
18
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Why do I need to take Gotham again? Couldn't I have just gone to a City without a Superhero, to invade... like Singapore?

Christopher Nolan’s last 4 films have collectively grossed more than 2 billion dollars worldwide. He has successfully revived Batman and turned him darker and grittier, culminating in his completed arc of Bruce Wayne / Batman with The Dark Knight Rises. It also means that no matter the quality of the film, it will be another blockbuster in terms of revenue for Warner Bros.

Thus far, his films have been hailed as anything from brilliant to masterpieces. And his legion of fans of grown exponentially as well. In the minds of his fans, Nolan can do no wrong.

So when some two-bit film critic comes out of The Dark Knight Rises and gives it a negative review, out comes the knives and stones.

This has happened at Rotten Tomatoes (RT) for The Dark Knight Rises. The comments came fast and furious, and had apparently crashed the reviewer Marshall Fine’s site. RT has temporarily disabled comments for reviews on TDKR, but you can always go to Fine’s site┬áto throw more stones.

The episode has even prompted RT’s editor Matt Atchity to write about it, telling people to basically get a life and not be a dick about a couple of reviews.

He says:

“But if I could ask everyone for one thing, it’s this: don’t be a dick. Even if you think someone else is being a dick. Just take a deep breath, step away from the computer, and maybe go for a walk. Have a smoke if you need one. There are plenty of other things to get angry about, like war, famine, poverty and crime. But not movie reviews.”

As for me, I know its totally not professional to say this (so its lucky i’m NOT a professional film critic), but I already know TDKR is gonna be fawesome (f for fucking awesome) even if i’m only seeing the film this coming Saturday (on imax!).

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