I actually got a lot more out of Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing than I did when my 9th grade English class went to see a production of the play.
How is this a negative review? 6.5 out of ten is fresh.
Sep 15 - 07:14 PM
As people seem to keep asking, I'll keep saying, the reviewer chooses whether or not the review is 'fresh' or not.
Sep 15 - 09:50 PM
Um, yeah, so what is a point of giving it 6,5/10 (4-/6) and then rate the review as "rotten"? Especially since the review itself is positive, saying the film is a nice imput into Shakespear cannon. Clearly this is a case of a critic with a split personality...
Sep 18 - 06:55 AM
Not necessarily... Critics set a certain rating as positive or negative, and don't usually change it. And, honestly, does it matter if it says if it's positive or not? The RT score means absolutely nothing...
Sep 18 - 07:25 PM
obviously it means something...we are on the site aren't we?
Oct 2 - 06:15 PM
I'm on the site, but the scores mean nothing. I enjoy reading reviews, and it's easier for me to get to them through here than through websites. The scores mean nothing. Film is subjective, so if a film is at 80-something percent that doesn't necessarily mean that it's good..
I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan. My least favorite one by him, Rushmore, is at 89%. The Life Aquatic, which I enjoy quite a bit, is at 50-something.
Joss Whedon (who I LOVE) got a 93% (I think) for The Avengers, but it's one of my least favorite things he has done (it's not bad in my opinion, by any means).
My favorite Oliver Stone movie, Natural Born Killers, is at 40 something percent.
The scores mean nothing.
Oct 9 - 02:04 PM
Scores are definitely subjective, but you can't deny they can represent a general response to a film, positive or negative. You're very unlikely to get an 80%+ movie with people going, well that was shit, and a less than 20% getting, THAT WAS AMAZING. Anywhere in the middle is more ambiguous, and we all have movies where we think the polar opposite of what everyone else seems to, but scores certainly aren't meaningless.
Oct 23 - 08:28 AM
@Talluh Robinson That's not necessarily true... You said, 'it's unlikely' and 'likely' for various things, but again isn't always the case, and sometimes it is a general response, but other times not so much. Alex Cross did pretty bad on here, and it received an 'A' from CinemaScore, showing people liked it despite that. Soderbergh's Solaris got pretty high on here, I think, and CinemaScore gave it an F.
This is a good place to look for censuses, but my problem with people's thoughts on this site is that they think a bad review on here makes the movie less good... Those first few reviews on The Dark Knight Rises giving rotten reviews received hell from people for no good reason...
Oct 30 - 03:21 PM