Forceisweaknyou wrote: Plagueis wrote:
Forceisweaknyou wrote:Come on maann...both the theater polls are industry standards used by the major studios and poll thousands of people. Critics reviews 90%. Idbm 75%. Rotten hacked tomatoes 49%. I stand by the data. Now I respect individual opinions. If you love the movie you are right. If you hated the movie you are right. But the movie is one of the most popular movies of all time and the average moviegoer loved it. Those are simply the facts.
Rotten tomatoes was not hacked. From Forbes:
With regard to that very low audience score, quite a few conspiracy theorists ignored the overwhelming evidence that many moviegoers disliked the film, and circulated accusations of organized vote campaigns designed to drive down the film’s scores, despite the absence of any credible evidence to support this notion.
In late December I spoke with a Rotten Tomatoes representative named Dana Benson who claimed that the company works assiduously to prevent such manipulation and goes to great lengths to verify their ratings’ accuracy and authenticity. “We have several teams of security, network, and social database experts who constantly monitor reviews and ratings to ensure that they are genuine,” Benson told me. “They haven’t seen anything unusual with The Last Jedi, except that there has been an uptick in the number of written user reviews submitted.”
We can speculate endlessly; we'll probably never know. But it would conveniently explain why it is 26% lower than comparable user review sites.
There’s a discrepancy because many “professional” review sites and critics get PAID by the movie studios and companies such as Disney. Top critics often get early viewings and vip treatment, which they don’t want to lose by leaving bad reviews... Ones that conveniently come out before WE can see the same movie. It’s a marketing tactic and the critics are advertising to get US to see the movie and in return are receiving $$$ and other perks. It’s a hollywood “I grope you, you grope me” type of deal.
Do yourself a favor and read a glowing “Top critic” review. Pretty much most “Top critic” reviews are similar and find ways to defend this turd of a movie so they don’t piss off the studio while isolating themselves just enough from it to eventually be able to say how much TLJ sucked and that they were told to write only good reviews for it. You’ll find absolute nonsense statements like:
“Rian Johnson clearly remembers something that Lucas' most fervent followers sometimes forget: These are movies for the young, or at least the young at heart.”
The Star Wars science fiction media franchise is acknowledged to have been inspired by many sources. These include southern and eastern Asian religions, Qigong, philosophy, classical mythology, Roman history, Zoroastrianism, parts of the Abrahamic religions, Confucianism, Shintō and Taoism, and countless cinematic precursors. Creator George Lucas stated "Most of the spiritual reality in the movie[s] is based on a synthesis of all religions. A synthesis through history; the way man has perceived the unknown and the great mystery and tried to deal with that or dealing with it".
Find me ONE kid (man-children excluded) that’s going to pick up on any of these VERY adult influences. Kids’ movie my butt.
and speaking of backsides...like firmly kissing them...
“You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to love this addition to the canon (heck, it works even if you haven't seen any of the other movies).”
Really? A movie that answers absolutely ZERO questions about the main characters origins is going to “work” on its own “if you haven’t seen any of the other movies”? It’s so ludicrous that there’s absolutely no way this review was serious unless he was smoking something or being paid to write nonsensical fluff.