How does this shit make sense at all? I generally enjoyed the movie, but just too many complaints for that high a score. Anyone who says otherwise is just a nostalgic faggot lying to themselves.
I'd probably put it in the 60-70% range. Good, not great.
>they count some fanboy bloggers as legit critics.
Why would this be a bad thing though? Certainly fans of a series are more qualified to critique a product they care about than a paid critic.
are you kidding? fans of a franchise are the worst people to go for when you're trying to assess the quality of a product in that franchise. everything is either amazing or awful, there's no in between, and they're susceptible to being duped by massive amounts of fanservice.
It's almost as if that's not how Rotten Tomatoes works. It means that 93% of people who saw it liked it, not that it's a 9/10.
If everybody who saw it gave it a 6-7, as you said, then it'd have a 100% rating because technically they all "liked" it.
the entire thing is carried by the fact that it's not as bad as the prequels. characters have emotions, dialogue isn't endless shot-reverse shot, no hamfisted political commentary, etc.
it's still not a very good movie, 60% at best. i think people will be a little more critical when it comes out on bluray, but for now people are riding the high of Star Wars being in cinemas again.
>He doesn't know what RT percentages represent
Just destroy this board now.
Yeah I think it's weird how people are forgiving all the flaws of the film just b/c it happens to be a good Star Wars movie.
I liked it a whole lot but I felt like it deserved to be in the 80% range or so.
ITT: People that don't understand how the Tomato Meter works. The % is useless. It just tells you what percentage of critics gave it a good review. It doesn't say HOW good.
The "Average Rating" is far more important. It is quite possible to have a movie with 85% Fresh but only 6.2 rating. Because a 6 is still a fresh...so a ton of reviews think its a "good but not great movie" it will have a high % but not a high rating.
For Example, lets compare The Force Awakens to Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. Both have 93% Fresh. But Force Awakens has an 8.2 while Mission Impossible has a 7.5 average rating. So while the same PERCENTAGE of reviewers liked both movies, they liked TFA better than MI:RN.
HOLY FUCK IS THIS BOARD ACTUALLY THIS RETARDED?
My god...I am actually baffled as to how so many morons here can be so irrationally elitist against something solely because it's popular, and then submit posts like this which are shockingly dumb.
Are you guys me? I thought TFA was overall pretty damn good for basically a big blockbuster movie but that scene was completely unnecessary.
I thought it was kinda weird my first viewing actually and the CGI on those alien tentacle monsters was actually really bad,
It's their job to review movies, so with a movie like this, they're going to take the popular opinion side.
There is no proof they were actually bought, but I wouldn't be surprised if Disney paid certain reviews to say certain things. No proof yet though, so we'll have to see.
I can however, totally buy Youtube reviewers eating up the movie for subscriber count. It's their job to review, so they have to appease the general audience and say what most people agree with. It's all about money.
I really liked it both times I saw it but wouldn't score it so highly. It was fun to watch, I had a lot of questions I was asking after I saw it. I understand the complaints but I'm not a Star Wars autist, I just thought it was a decent start to a new trilogy.
Fury Road was a better movie.
i wonder who sponsors such fine review scores
You can't prove that doctors are being persuaded to push drugs even in situations where they're not the best choice, but we all know it happens.
You can't prove that politicians are getting directly rewarded for passing legislation that benefits certain companies, but we all know it happens.
You can't prove that the news production teams of a given TV channel slant their coverage to please their advertisers, but we all know it happens.