Opinions That Are Different Than Mine Are Dumb and Should be Hated

There are people that didn’t like The Dark Knight Rises. I know. I’m as shocked as you. But, in all fairness, I haven’t seen the movie, so I don’t really know if it’s good or not. Unfortunately that didn’t stop hundreds of people from complaining about reviews on Rottentomatoes.com. And not just “I don’t agree and think you’re a stinky head.” But serious, terrible crap and death threats. Not cool, internet. Why do we always have to end up being such dicks? It’s gotten to the point where they’ve been forced to turn off comments. Lame. Double lame.

The worst part is that the response is overwhelmingly positive. Eighty seven percent fresh right now. Seventy seven out of eighty nine reviews are fresh. Why can’t we just be happy about that? That’s the wonder of rottentomatoes. You don’t have to rely on your local critic who might be taking out his ass. You’ve got almost a hundred opinions to weigh. Maybe those twelve guys are wrong. But don’t ignore them. They’ve got an alternate opinion. But if you’re just going to ignore what they have to say, why are you even on rotten tomatoes? If you already know what the correct answer is, then just go. Ignore the critics, do whatever you want. Don’t waste your tine getting in a fight with them.

Now, the ones that are spoiling things, that’s kind of bullshit. But in all fairness, that’s a tough rope to walk. You need to describe why a movie is good or bad without discussing specifics. And what’s a spoiler? You might think that something you saw in a trailer isn’t a spoiler, because you already saw it. But maybe your reader didn’t see that trailer. It’s a bummer, but they’re not being evil. They’re just not entirely sure where to stop.

From The Hollywood Reporter