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Old 08-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #48
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Default Re: Is Rotten Tomatoes overrated?

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Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
I like RT...I have found that the audience ratings are more in line with how I feel...but those are generally in the same area as the critics.

there are exceptions though...

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/underworld_awakening/

Underworld Awakening
Critics: 27%
Audience: 62%

this is a type of movie that is suppose to be just raw action and stupid fun and would be impossible to get a monster score from critics, it isn't an Oscar type movie, but it doesn't try to be...

but the audience went into the movie understanding that it isn't trying to be a masterpiece, and it hit their expectations...so it scored high with them, and they are the only ones that really matter.

The audience seems to lack respect for gritty genre pieces.

Example:

Look at the audience meter for 48 Hrs.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/48_hrs/

And look at the meter for tired and repetitive Rush Hour 3:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rush_hour_3/

That's why I say the audience can go **** themselves.
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