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  1. I should've said "american critics", not every single RT critic of course. European critics are much much better, but RT is mostly american, that's why we even have this discussion. And "review bombing" did happen with Joker which has higher average rating than percentage because it was trashed mostly by american critics on the ideological/political ground, but got glowing reviews literally everwhere else. Or the exact opposite example with Mulan 2020 which was a piece of shit movie and propaganda piece, trashed by most people everywhere, but got really good reviews from... american critics, of course. And it doesn't affect its final rating, unlike RT, because hundres of thousands people vote there instead of just hundreds, as I already said multiple times. Lol no, it has nothing to do with including people from different backgrounds, otherwise they would've included a lot more foreign critics around the world to balance things. Sites like Mediaversity, part of those expansions, are not different from critic groups that were there before. And again, about "letting anyone in", critics should be different from average Joes, they should be more educated about movies and the industry to be considered "movie critics", if it even means anything anymore. if they are not different from average Joes, there's absolutely no point in their existence. I want critics to not be a bunch of crazy cultists. I can disagree or disagree completely, I just want to see arguments that make sense and related to quality of a movie itself. I don't have this issue with many foreign critics because they are not part of this crazy cultist bubble. Agree, nothing about your arguments makes any sense
  2. Review bombing doesn't affect more or less final imdb rating, so your point doesn't work here. I can use the same argument against RT where certain groups of critics can review bomb the movie and actually affect its rating despite great reception overall. Yes, I can see that many people who contribute to RT score are not credible, to say the least, so it makes RT score useless. While people who contribute to imdb rating are not paid for that, they are just random Joes around the world with different backgrounds and biases instead of just one, which is another major difference.
  3. Rambo is certified fresh? What an unexpected reveal! I thought critics hate this franchise besides maybe First Blood. We were talking about 2 different topics if you didn't notice. Average percentage/rating and individual critics complaints is not the same topic.
  4. I meant their percentages, very few people even notice average rating. And it still got a decent rating. Even a friend of mine who doesn't care about all this still noticed "too much forced feminism", so I guess it's a problem. If it takes more than half of the review with barely any mention about the movie itself.
  5. Lol no, they complain about it in most movies, it has nothing to do with reality, it's purely ideological, they see racism/sexism everywhere. The Gentlemen, Rambo, Sin City, recent Tarantino films, among many examples, were all trashed by those people as racist and sexist. It would be more concerning if they didn't complain about it because when they don't, it's usually related to movies like Mulan 2020. Just discussing 2 different topics.
  6. Sure, but people care only about average rating, not who contributes to it, which is the problem and it does have a negative effect on the industry. But we were talking about average ratings, not individual opinions. Imdb rating reflects overall consensus of a large number of people around the world which is a lot more credible to me than overall consensus of a small group of people with very specific biases. But it doesn't mean you can't like/love movies with low ratings. None of them are really credible, only your opinion is.
  7. Their opinions are valid to them, sure, but critics should be a little more objective and consider that they might dislike this or that movie because they have some personal bias against it, which is fine, but at the same time aknowledge that other people likely don't have this bias and would enjoy it. Ebert claimed he was trying to evaluate movies based on whether their target audience will like them or not, but he clearly didn't do a good job at that.
  8. I read them and it's not true, most of them don't even mention that. When I read a critic review about some action flick, I want to know if story/action/direction/music/editing/acting is good, not another crazy rant about racism, sexism, misoginism, Trump and NRA, people don't care about that, they want to know if the actual movie is good or not. I speak for myself, but it's extremely obvious that woke groups are loud minority. Very very few people think RT rating is actually credible. Or maybe you want to say that Old Guard and Mulan 2020 are anywhere near, let's say, Scarface and Fight Club? Do you realize that the point of audience score is letting anyone in and the point of critics score is letting only specific people in? At least it was I guess. Yeah, opinions like trashing a movie on its release and changing the review completely to a positive one when it becomes a cult film is very credible.
  9. Imdb - audience rating based on hundreds of thousands of votes, RT - critics (a big word considering they literally let anyone in these days) rating based on around 500 votes, many of them are completely insane and base their opinion on ideological and political bias, ignoring quality of a movie. Review bombing happens on both platforms, but the difference is it doesn't affect final imdb rating (even Cap Marvel managed to get a decent score), but RT review bombing does affect its rating. So RT is completely useless, only your personal opinion is credible. Also: Roger Ebert thought Junior was worth audience's attention more than Predator and True Lies. And Pauline Kael thought Clint Eastwood is a terrible talentless actor. And many many more examples like that. It might be fascinating to read their opinions, but it's silly to think they are actually credible. Woke critics are bad, woke admins are as bad Most people have this opinion, so I guess you should pay little mind to many many people, if you have one.
  10. What about obsession with Rotten Tomatoes ratings? It's a lot worse to me.
  11. So by your logic we shouldn't count that pathetic Endgame expansion to pass Avatar by few millions?
  12. I didn't expect imdb score to be as low as it is and it'll drop even lower. What tf happened? Because the reason why is offensive thing to say on this forum 😄
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