Forceisweaknyou wrote:I respectfully disagree. Cover-ups are ubiquitous.
The problem with covering up something that generates a ton of buzz is that the truth often gets leaked and costs that company a ton of money especially if they tried to conceal that information. Most companies go into “damage control mode” when something like this happens by releasing a statement to release liability in the eyes of consumers. In this case, they have absolutely nothing to gain by hiding any hacking if it did happen and would lose credibility for their reviewing of not just TLJ, but every other movie they review. It’s FAR better to say “Hey, this one movie’s audience reviews got hacked. We caught it, fixed it so it doesn’t happen again. Our expert reviews for TLJ were not affected by the hack.” See? Simple and appeases the audience. The fact that nothing has happened from their end tells us that the hacking probably didn’t happen.