Critic Review - Boxoffice Magazine

Apparently, bootleg copies of Transformers 3 made it to Asgard.

April 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Comments (382)
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Zachariah Miller

Zachariah Miller

Why is your 3/5 rotten, when every other 3/5 on this site is fresh (60%)?

Apr 20 - 10:21 AM

Steven Nguyen

Steven Nguyen

Yeh, the numerical conversion is obviously a FRESH, but I think RT reads through the review to see if the tone and context of what was written is considered FRESH.

That being said, seems like her taste in movies is different. Johnny O points out that she might be a DC fangirl, lol.

Apr 20 - 11:17 AM

scifimark

scifi mark

thats not how it works. They have explained this in the past. Whoever submits the review will indicated if its fresh or rotten and if there is confusion RT asks for clarification. At least thats how it used to work.

Apr 20 - 03:25 PM

Movie Fail

Soren Hough

I don't get why people don't understand that that is how it works. The reviewer tells RT if they say it's "Rotten" or "Fresh."

End of story.

Apr 22 - 09:14 PM

scifimark

scifi mark

i agree movie fail but i was just letting people know. Its not really common knowledge but the next movie that happens with it will be the same comments all over again. The only reason i even know is that one of the rt admin posted a comment stating thats how it works

Apr 23 - 10:24 AM

Johnny Organize

Johnny Organize

Repost!

Warner Bros has different interpretations of 3/5 ratings for Rotten Tomatoes. Sometimes they're fresh, sometimes roten.

As far as this review goes, she calls Nick Fury as "Nick Frost", and looking at her past reviews:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/amy-nicholson/

^ She seems to dislike Marvel films in general. She gave Avengers, Iron Man, and Incredible Hulk all rotten reviews. But she gives all DC films including Watchmen all fresh reviews.

Apr 21 - 10:27 PM

Steven Nguyen

Steven Nguyen

Suspiciously, my post about Warner Bros. bias has been deleted...

Apr 21 - 11:48 PM

Johnny Organize

Johnny Organize

Same here.

The link I posted showing Amy Nicholson's bias review history (that she's hated all Marvel movies rotten, but loves every DC film fresh) has also been suspiciously removed.

Oh well I just reposted it above :)

Apr 22 - 01:33 AM

Eugene Camilleri

Eugene Camilleri

RottenTomatoes in general, due to WB affilikation, are out there to make Dark Knight Rises look better than the Avengers. But I assure you, it won't even come close.

Apr 23 - 08:16 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Awesome.
Do I have to read 200 more comments from morons that don't know how RT works?

Apr 23 - 10:32 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Yes. Yes I do.

Apr 23 - 10:33 AM

Jacob Castiglia

Jacob Castiglia

I think it's pretty funny how the Onion accidentally posted their article under this site instead.
She's a good writer, the stupidity in her arguments almost made me think she was serious...

Apr 25 - 02:07 PM

J. Bogard

J. Bogard

Because this movie sucks, that's why. Most overrated piece of junk in years.

Sep 27 - 12:01 PM

Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis


Wait she gave it 3/5, but it's counted as Rotten?

Apr 20 - 10:29 AM

AccursedArachnid

Accursed Arachnid

Someone changed it to 2.5/5. And that someone obviously reads these comments. ;)

Apr 20 - 11:10 AM

Bartlett P.

Bartlett Pears

She did it to ruin your day. Specifically yours.

Come on, people. This website is only supposed to give us a vague sense of how the majority feels about the movie. It doesn't matter what one critic says. Look at the overall percentage and ask yourself one thing:

Are you going to see the movie or not?

End of story.

I swear... they should just turn off the commenting feature until the movie actually opens in theaters. Nobody here has the authority to give input on the movie until they've seen it for themselves.

Apr 27 - 09:32 AM

Karl Wilson-Wolfe

Karl Wilson-Wolfe

because only americans are allowed to watch movies now?

Apr 28 - 09:30 AM

Horace G.

Horace Grant

According to your ratings this is on par with I Don't Know How She Does It? Did Avengers not feature enough horses?

Apr 20 - 10:30 AM

Jeff Sangwan

Jeff Sangwan

No, because she didn't enjoy War Horse either.

Apr 20 - 11:18 AM

JohnnyKlutz

John Harlem

Ba dum tss

Apr 28 - 11:52 PM

Xiong Lee

Xiong Lee

No it didn't have a vampire and a werewolf love conflict

Apr 21 - 11:20 AM

Johnny Organize

Johnny Organize

Warner Bros has a wierd 3/5 system for RottenTomatoes to use.

Sometimes they're FRESH and sometimes they give it ROTTEN.

Apr 20 - 10:38 AM

Tracy Stuart

Tracy Stuart

lol at her trying to make the audience bursting into applause as proof of a weakness in the film. Okay.

Apr 20 - 10:40 AM

Narcisse Lefebvre

Narcisse Lefebvre

This is clearly a mistake. It should be fresh.

Apr 20 - 10:40 AM

Nathan Rosen

Nathan Rosen

I love how she says it's Nick Frost. Complete loss in credibility there.

Apr 20 - 10:42 AM

Zachariah Miller

Zachariah Miller

To Amy Nicholson, Drive Angry, Twilight, and the Changeup are all better than the Avengers.

However, the Avengers isn't nearly as bad as Warhorse, Slumdog Millionaire, and Pan's Labrynth.


Movie preferences are completely subjective

Apr 20 - 10:43 AM

Oscar Peña

Oscar Peña

She has a skewed view on movies, how can this person be a movie critic?

Apr 20 - 10:56 AM

Bob F.

Bob Franca

Because somehow, someone is paying her to see movies. (I think)

Apr 20 - 11:24 AM

Brandon Carlson

Brandon Carlson

Now you sir have no credibility. Drive Angry, Twilight and Changeup are horrible movies. And War Horse, Slumdog Millionare, and Pans Labyrinth are great movies. Avengers will be a great movie.

Apr 20 - 11:06 AM

Zachariah Miller

Zachariah Miller

I think it's a woman, not a guy

Apr 20 - 11:14 AM

James P.

James Dunphy

He/She was referring to the critic, Amy Nicholson, as having rated those awful movies as "fresh" and rating good movies as "rotten". He/she was pointing out that the critic has a questionable track record.

Apr 20 - 01:27 PM

Augusta Mels

Augusta Mels

This is why I dislike the critics who rated Avatar and Titanic fresh.

Apr 21 - 01:33 PM

G_man

Galen Mountfort

Well if you hate critics who rated those movies fresh you can't like many critics.

Apr 22 - 03:15 PM

Justin Jaeger

Justin Jaeger

i called people like you commenting on the first rotten review of the Avengers and commenting about how their credibility is somehow all lost because they disliked a movie that you have not seen and then looking up every time the critic disagreed with the meter and bashing them for it. you realize critics need to have diverse opinions, right? or else what help would they be?

Apr 21 - 09:09 PM

Nick Fury

Nick Fury

Again, Drive Angry wasn't bad. But the Avengers looks like it's going to be way better, and Twilight and Change-Up were dreadful.

Apr 20 - 12:16 PM

Sam Gornall

Sam Gornall

Wow, twilight? You mean some of the worst films ever made? better than the avengers? ooookkk

Apr 28 - 03:27 AM

Ted Abad

Ted Abad

If she didn't like, i can't fault her for her opinion.
But she gave it a 3 star rating.
3 Stars is rotten?
If she'd have given the flick a 2, then there would be no question that she thought negatively of the movie.
Saw quite a bit of negativity and sarcasm in her review, but still a 3.
Forgive my lack of knowledge on the scoring system/methodology here.
3 is bad?

Apr 20 - 10:44 AM

Matt Ziegler

Matt Ziegler

She says to ask Michael bay for advice in making a better movie..
She deserves all the hate she gets.

Apr 21 - 01:19 AM

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

really? is that what she said? let's see..."ask not what Michael Bay would do to New Yorkâ??ask what Hieronymus Bosch would do to anywhere he damn well pleased. A film from a comic universe has no limits to its creativity"

I think you failed at reading comprehension....

Apr 21 - 09:32 AM

Luvagoo

Tallulah Robinson

I agree, I thought she was comparing Joss to Bay and was about to steamroller her, but I'm actually not a presumptuous moron and actually read what she said properly, and it's a valid point. Still a bit silly, but she's not insulting Whedon.

Apr 21 - 10:14 PM

Loki

Loki LASTNAME

Steamroller is a noun. :)

Apr 23 - 06:23 PM

Matt Ziegler

Matt Ziegler

Part of the big deal is that Avengers would be at 100% without her idiotic attention seeking review.
If she was doing a legitimate critique of the Film with valid points I do not think most of us would be saying anything.
Knowing that a film many of us have been excited about for 4-5 years has exceeded expectations and isn't getting any bad hype from legitimate critics is HUGE. Do you know how few films have 1100% on the Tomato meter? To us fans knowing it had a shot at that and was robbed of it by a critic who should not have a leg to stand on as far as credibility is concerned (look at her reviews). She has terrible taste poor insight and you can blatantly tell she did not pay attention during the film, or during the other marvel films which she also reviewed. She didn't eve get names of re occurring characters right.
She should be cleaning houses or waiting tables not reviewing films.

Apr 26 - 01:34 AM

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