Critic Review - Associated Press

This is the problem when you're an exceptional, visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary, they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a letdown.

July 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Associated Press | Comments (400)
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Greg M.

Greg Montry

The problem with reviews like this is not that they are negative...it's that they are totally inconsistent with previous reviews of other films. She endorses Battleship because "it's exactly what it's supposed to be", but then gives a negative review for this film for just that reason. She's wanting it to be something more; more like the dark knight, and Hardy more like Ledger, which is not logical. There's no attempt to view and analyze this from a totally unbiased perspective.

I'm betting most of the people that negatively review this film will all equally point out that it's dark and gloomy and nihilistic, but isn't that the point? Why would anyone care about about overcoming evil if there isn't any evil, and it's all fun and happy-go-lucky?

Jul 16 - 02:10 PM

Mr. Destroyer

Zachary Skipworth

Let the games begin!

Jul 16 - 02:10 PM

Predrag Stojkovic

Predrag Stojkovic

Fuck you Christy,I dont give a fuck about your review!!! -.-

Jul 16 - 02:10 PM

Daniel O'Raw

Daniel O'Raw

oh no a bad review that means we must hunt down and destroy these negative reviewers...

Jul 16 - 02:11 PM

Matt Dinn

Matt Dinn

You guys are the most pathetic group of individuals I've ever seen:

A) The sexist comments are disgusting, Christy is one of the better critics around, male or female.
B) Most of you seem like you didn't actually read the review.
C) Did you really think this was going to get no rotten reviews?
D) NONE OF YOU HAVE EVEN SEEN THE THING!

Jul 16 - 02:11 PM

Matt Whalen

Matt Whalen

Woah everybody its the INTERNET WHITE KNIGHT!!!

Ugh...

A) Any critic who gives 4 starts to Magic Mike, loves Battleship, Spider-Man, Avengers but hates TDKR for being what its "supposed to be"? Is delusional

B) Read the review, she wants this movie to be more Haath Ledger-ey...he's dead...get over it...

C)Her reasoning is flawed, while 99%of the other reviewers gave positives points for which she gave negatives...

D) I have seen it already...its not 100% perfect but doesn't deserve a rotten...gtfo...

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Matt Dinn

Matt Dinn

Magic Mike got good reviews you idiot, oh and the 'I've seen it you idiot, but I can't actually prove it' move, typical Nolanite play.

Jul 16 - 02:17 PM

Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

Matt W is 100% right. there was nothing worth praising in films like battle ship, magic mike *cough, TASM. i'm kinda confused with why she gave magic mike a perfect 4/4 stars O_O she sees a penis on screen instant 4 stars! 2 thumbs up!

Jul 16 - 02:32 PM

Alessandro Manolo

Alessandro Manolo

Man..she liked Battleship..

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Matt Dinn

Matt Dinn

Plenty of good critics like bad films, that's why you rarely see a film wih 0% or even under 10%.

Jul 16 - 02:22 PM

Cody C.

Cody Clark

E) I need to change my tampon

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Steven  W.

Steven Wallace

Spot on. Some of the comments here remind me just how pathetic and asinine fanboys can be.

Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

mpodd6

mike podds

shut up pussy

Jul 16 - 02:24 PM

novacane k.

novacane kash

how did magic mike get 4 stars? are you insane?

Jul 16 - 02:11 PM

Kev Allan

Kev Allan

Oh, she's one of those people.

The ones that think TDK was the be all and end all and that without Ledger there is nothing. *sigh*

Jul 16 - 02:12 PM

Paul Danhauser

Paul Danhauser

This is the problem with poor reviewers like Christy Lemire. You review a movie based on how it compares to the artist's past works and the hype surrounding the subsequent film, rather than judging the film itself for what it is. Reviewers should review "movies", from minute zero to 120, nothing more. Just my opinion.

To be clear, I am looking forward to this movie. But I would hold the same opinion even if this review were for Magic Mike. How fair is it to hold a filmmaker's history to his/her current creations? Not fair.

Jul 16 - 02:12 PM

filmmaniac123

Aakash Kumar

Let's all behave like adults here. Am I pisssed? Not really. Let's see how this goes. 2 rotten over like 29 fresh reviews is nothing :)

Jul 16 - 02:12 PM

Saad S.

Saad Siddiqui

The bitch gave avengers a fresh and in here full review said it has lots of hot guys in the movie. What a joke. The whore needs to get off RottenTomaotes please.

Jul 16 - 02:13 PM

Matt Dinn

Matt Dinn

Case in point sexist pigs.

Jul 16 - 02:14 PM

Matt Whalen

Matt Whalen

Case and point WHITE KNIGHT!!

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Cody C.

Cody Clark

U look like a sexy pig! XD

Jul 16 - 02:17 PM

Andy Boswell

Andy Boswell

Pull your panty wad out of your ass and relax. This isn't about you, it's about a crappy review.

Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

Herson Cruz

Herson Cruz

Get off Nolan's dick, you loser!

Jul 16 - 02:22 PM

Roderick Spode

Donald Clarke

The misogyny on display here really makes me turn against the film even before I have seen it. I really hope that most of these sexist oiks are teenagers. If a significant number are adults then I fear for the world.

Jul 16 - 02:31 PM

Dimitri Angelo

Dimitri Angelo

It wasn't brilliant and didn't meet you very high expectations... So it gets two stars?! Judge the movie on its own merits, not how it compares to Nolan's other movies.

Jul 16 - 02:13 PM

Paul Danhauser

Paul Danhauser

I would also agree with those lamenting the sexist comments and vulgar responses. Grow up people. It is just a movie, and of course not everyone's going to like it.

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Kareem H-a

Kareem H-a

i thnk youv been hitting the male strip clubs too often miss Lemire.

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Johnathan Salinas

Johnathan Salinas

Chris Nolan is overrated. He is decent at best. I have been let down since Batman Begins. I am still waiting for it to begin.

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Matt Whalen

Matt Whalen

Ur on crack...

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Alessandro Manolo

Alessandro Manolo

You think Inception, The Prestige, Dark Knight are just...Decent??Are you simply a troll or just totally retard?

Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

He might be trolling or he could be stating his opinion, he is allowed to have a different opinion. Everyone is so grow up.

Jul 16 - 02:22 PM

Facebook User

Facebook User

Please..there's opinion and there's objectivity and competence. It's like saying Shakespeare was a decent dramatist.grow up!

Jul 16 - 02:30 PM

Alessandro Manolo

Alessandro Manolo

Please..there's opinion and there's objectivity and competence. It's like saying Hitchcock was a decent director.grow up!

Jul 16 - 02:33 PM

John Byte

John Byte

Insert stupid, derogatory 'Stupid woman' comment here.

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Kareem H-a

Kareem H-a

i didnt know you could write rotten tomatoes reviews from a kitchen?

hows that?

Jul 16 - 02:20 PM

Hayden Watkins

Hayden Watkins

Damn! Just when I was actually starting to value your opinion, this happens. And for my fellow Bat-fan,ignore this review. she didn't like Batman Begins either.

Jul 16 - 02:15 PM

Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales

You Lack Taste

Jul 16 - 02:17 PM

Cody C.

Cody Clark

You nolanites lack taste and self respect.

Jul 16 - 02:22 PM

Matt Alex S.

Matias Sabaj

they're like zombies,they lack a soul :P

Jul 16 - 02:29 PM

prismgap

Brandon Thomas

Her review is actually well written and I find it hard to believe that anyone can trash her. She explains in detail what she didn't like about it and what she did. Really people, it's beyond lame to get all up in arms when you haven't even seen the film yet yourselves. And because you know how lame it is you resort to the "How horrible a critic she is" and "She gave Captian Clown a fresh review" and blah blah blah. What is the point other than to show how whiney you are? At least see the movie first the come back as a frothing fan boy and piss and moan all you want.

Jul 16 - 02:17 PM

Matt Whalen

Matt Whalen

Saw it...disagree with her...

Jul 16 - 02:20 PM

Father Betrayed

J W

I don't think the critic here cares much about what is being said here. If the comments were sincere, not laced with profanity, and even modestly intelligent, then she might have something to worry about. But mindless stupidity - not so much.

Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

Lucas Lumm

Lucas Lumm

its not really far to compare to the other batmans.... top critic my ass

Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

Roderick Spode

Donald Clarke

What sane person is going to go to a Batman film without weighing it up against other Batman films? I can see know way in which this is unfair.

Jul 16 - 02:20 PM

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