It seems that some DC fans have had enough of seeing their beloved films get negative ratings from Rotten Tomatoes.
The petition’s message is short and simple: “We need this site to be shut down because It’s [sic] Critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like 1- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 [,] 2- Suicide Squad 2016 and that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies.”
Batman v Super: Dawn of Justice has a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while Suicide Squad gets 36%. Both films have been “Certified Rotten” by the site, and DC fans are up in arms about the supposed biased reviews.
But a closer look at how Rotten Tomatoes generates the ratings shows that it merely aggregates reviews from external publications. The site only tallies these reviews and does the math, creating a percentage that sums up the opinions of movie critics.
Audiences are able to give their own take on the movies, which will be computed into an Audience Score. For Batman v Superman, this currently stands at 65%, which is actually pretty decent.
Perhaps petitioners ought to know how Rotten Tomatoes works before condemning the site and seeking its closure.
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