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Poll: Rotten Tomatoes (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you value the critic's score or viewer's score higher?

  1. Critic's score (5 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  2. Viewer's score (7 votes [58.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

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#1 workingcinderellaman

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:18 PM

Have you ever wondered why some films have a huge discrepancy between their critical score and viewer score? Sometimes I think movie critics forget their audience. Perhaps it doesn't matter as far as what constitutes "art", but a "good movie" is one that does what it was made for and entertains a certain demographic.

A goofy comedy is meant to be funny and silly. It might not have good character development or a compelling plot but if it did, it probably wouldn't do what it was meant to do. Critics need to make this discrepancy. And this is the main reason I like Rotten Tomatoes. If it's a silly comedy or a niche sci-fi movie and it has a high nineties score with the viewers then I know that it probably delivered what it was meant to do even if it has a low critic's score.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

Tbh idek what I prefer

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 02 January 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

Tbh idek what I prefer
Thank you for taking the time to say absolutely nothing

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

I usually look towards the critic reviews but if there's a large discrepancy between the critics and the audience, I'll lean towards the audience. I think a better measure is the average score on something like IMDB or something

#5 J2112YYZ

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:02 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 02 January 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

Tbh idek what I prefer

Is it really that hard to type out full words?

As for the question I lean towards what the audience thinks. Especially if it's a franchise since the audience will be made up of more genuine fans so you'll get a more honest reaction. As opposed to a critic who's just paid to give an opinion.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:03 AM

Not all RT ratings are accurate but a lot of these DC fanboys have knee jerk reactions to RT ratings as if to say all fresh movies suck and all rotten movies are awesome.  There’s good and bad in both.  No need to be like Armond “worst mainstream critic” White.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:14 AM

Critics rarely like slapstick, goofball comedies but swoon all over shit like My Left Foot. No thanks.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 03 January 2018 - 01:14 AM, said:

Critics rarely like slapstick, goofball comedies but swoon all over shit like My Left Foot. No thanks.

Most modern ones suck though.  The old Mel Brooks and Zucker movies are still classics.  The Friedberg Seltzer crap is just pop culture references without the joke.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

Critics seem ok with kids/animated movies, mainstream dramas, war movies, etc. They can't be trusted with low-brow comedy/sci-fi/fantasy/horror or indie/artsy/niche/high-brow films as most don't seem to be able to get past what's "expected" of them (hating the former and loving the latter). And if a movie celebrates neurosis, in all its culturally-recognizable forms, critics will eat it up (being a pretty neurotic crowd themselves, no doubt).

Edited by Rutlefan, 04 January 2018 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

My favorite new show of the year has a 20% critic score, only 5% from "top critics", but it has a 93% audience score...

Disconnect. Big time disconnect.

Edited by KenJennings, 05 January 2018 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:50 PM

View PostKenJennings, on 05 January 2018 - 10:24 PM, said:

My favorite new show of the year has a 20% critic score, only 5% from "top critics", but it has a 93% audience score...

Disconnect. Big time disconnect.

Which is?

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 05 January 2018 - 10:50 PM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 05 January 2018 - 10:24 PM, said:

My favorite new show of the year has a 20% critic score, only 5% from "top critics", but it has a 93% audience score...

Disconnect. Big time disconnect.

Which is?

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