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Rotten Tomatoes changes its audience rating system after ‘Captain Marvel’ is hated before release

Rotten Tomatoes to change its audience rating system to only allow reviews following a movie’s release after trolls lambasted ‘Captain Marvel’ with negative reviews

  • Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8 
  • But in Rotten Tomatoes’ audience review section, people were already claiming that it was bad as others felt that it was ‘boring’ and ‘predictable’ 
  • On Monday, the review-aggregation site released a blog post saying that it would  ‘more accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans’
  • ‘We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date,’ they said in the post
  • They added: ‘Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice’ 

Rotten Tomatoes is revising its audience rating system in an effort to weed out ‘bad actors’ after a slew of naysayers voiced their disdain for the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie ahead of its March 8 release.

The review-aggregation site released a blog post on Monday announcing the series of changes would ‘more accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans, while protecting our data and public forums from bad actors.’ 

Changes are already expected to be in place.  

‘We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date,’ Rotten Tomatoes said in the blog post. ‘Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership. 

On Rotten Tomatoes’ audience review section, people were already claiming that Captain Marvel was bad as others felt that it was ‘boring’ and ‘predictable’. The movie comes out March 8

The review-aggregation site released a blog post on Monday announcing the series of changes would 'more accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans, while protecting our data and public forums from bad actors'

The review-aggregation site released a blog post on Monday announcing the series of changes would ‘more accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans, while protecting our data and public forums from bad actors’

‘We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action. Don’t worry though, fans will still get to have their say: Once a movie is released, audiences can leave a user rating and comments as they always have.’

The site added that it also planned on ditching the ‘Want to See’ percentage score from the pre-release period.

They added: ‘We’ve found that the “Want to See” percentage score is often times confused with the “Audience Score” percentage number. (The ‘Audience Score’ percentage, for those who haven’t been following, is the percentage of all users who have rated the movie or TV show positively – that is, given it a star rating of 3.5 or higher – and is only shown once the movie or TV show is released.)’

'We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie¿s release date,' Rotten Tomatoes said in the blog post 

‘We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date,’ Rotten Tomatoes said in the blog post 

'Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership,' they added

‘Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership,’ they added

The changes come after reports that the latest Marvel flick was blasted with a plethora of negative audience reviews before the film even hit theaters on March 8

The changes come after reports that the latest Marvel flick was blasted with a plethora of negative audience reviews before the film even hit theaters on March 8

Rotten Tomatoes said that it would also be rolling out changes to its design layout, as well. 

The changes come after reports that the latest Marvel flick was blasted with a plethora of negative audience reviews before the film even hit theaters on March 8. 

Efforts were carried out, similarly, when both ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and ‘Black Panther’ were nearing their theater runs. Trolls would often claim their disinterest with a film, often with trivial reasons that were laced with undercurrents of racism or sexism. 

Comments aimed at Captain Marvel referred to the film as being ‘boring’, ‘predictable’, with others slamming Brie Larson’s line delivery and their annoyance that the movie will feature cats. 

Captain Marvel will make her mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she hts theaters on March 8. 



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