Brett Ratner doesn’t like Rotten Tomatoes, and I Can See Why

It’s funny to me that Brett Ratner had something to say about Rotten Tomatoes as we just discussed Iron Fist on the podcast. Suffice to say, reviewers had a field day with that, with the aggregate score being 18% at the time of this article.  Just last night, I saw Power Rangers, and apparently the aggregate REVIEWERS feel this is only worthy of a 43% where as the audience gave it an 83%.

I guess what has me most curious is why such a huge disparity between critics and reviewers?  And in this day and age of the internet, what really is the difference?  Look, don’t get me wrong, the new Power Rangers movie won’t be winning an Oscar anytime soon, and it’s certainly not a must see.  But for those who are interested in checking it out, it’s a lot of fun! And isn’t that why we go to the movies? To have fun and be entertained?  Maybe that’s the difference, critics go to a movie solely to criticize.

Do you use rotten tomatoes? Do you agree with their critics?

Brett Ratner has been around Hollywood a long time, and a fair share of his movies have, umm, not done that great with critics. So, he has some choice words for review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Source: Hollywood producer Brett Ratner blames Rotten Tomatoes for telling people about bad reviews


One Reply to “Brett Ratner doesn’t like Rotten Tomatoes, and I Can See Why”

  1. I go to you guys for all my movies reviews …… So in this age of social media overload I’m not sure why critic’s opinions matter when audience poling is so readily available. I those are more telling than any critic review. Also, let’s face it when dealing with super hero movies most of the audience just wants to have fun. No overly critical review needed. In a related subject – I was showing Lucy Sadfleck and noticed the critics aggregate was something like 19% while the audience was 95%. With such a wide margin between the numbers it makes me wonder why we need critics. I still went out and saw the movie about the guys with the moms named Martha and really enjoyed it.
    I totally get why the movie got the reviews it did but I also think that it came from Affleck being a true fan of the Frank Miller Batman and that’s where the issue came in along with blending the death of Superman story. I brought it up because I think it’s a good example of how critics taint a totally decent movie. Further, have you seen Sadfleck – it made me lulll.

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