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RT Audience Score Rigged Again

Discussion in 'Solo' started by DailyPlunge, May 20, 2018.

  1. Boss Vos

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    People defending TLJ: Look at that high critical score.

    The same people defending Solo: The critical score doesn't matter.
     
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    The fact is the fans hated the Last Jedi. AT least half of them. Heck a good amount of my high school kids didn't like it. None of my friends who all saw the OT in the theater liked it either. The score wasn't rigged.

    Critics supposedly liked TLJ but they aren't fans of the series. Not like we are. And some of them had to be worried that if they reviewed it honestly they'd get Disney pissed off at them (I know I'd be worried about pissing off Disney if I were a film critic).

    For me, as a fan, Solo was a better film than TLJ. Sad to say. I think had I seen Solo after Rogue One I might be disappointed in it, but since it came out after TLJ it suddenly looks much better.
     
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    I know 2 people who liked the movie and they can barely remember having see ep VII or name three characters of the movie.
     
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  4. DailyPlunge

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    I caught this a couple of days ago... for some time some people were clinging to the belief that Rotten Tomatoes were standing by their audience score. Now they've totally abandoned it and it require proof of purchase for someone to leave a score. Also, they admitted The Last Jedi score was review bombed.

    Controlling for ticket purchase will help Rotten Tomatoes control against review bombing, but it still is only a measure of people who "want to vote" which isn't great.
     
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    I don't put too much stock in RT scores but I did feel the user scores for TLJ had been targeted by some of those particualrly enraged/disappointed fans. It's a tricky thing to solve... in the end it just undermines the whole concept of user ratings, even though I can't help but be reminded of that episode of Blackadder ...

    I can't say I like the whole 'proving you saw the film' before you can vote thing either. Oh well.
     
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    The world needs more Blackadder.
     
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    @DailyPlunge How about an entire society based upon "Up or Down" voting.....The Orville episode "Majority Rule" was both hilarious and also sobering at the same time....
     
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    That's all cool, but I don't understand why they don't correct the score if they know it to be in error.

    Having data displayed that is knowingly errant is incredibly embarrassing, useless, and causes anyone who knows of it to doubt any given other data since there's not even a marker indicating affected metrics.

    Cheers,
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    The only option would be to remove it. Their new system verifies tickets purchased through their site. Any film before the change will just be frozen with the old system.

    To be fair, people have been using Rotten Tomatoes for almost 20 years to view the average of critic reviews. No one paid attention to audience reviews on that site until the trolls rolled it.
     
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    Seems easy enough to at least remove any pre-release data, and any suspect data (since they claim moderators can identify it), or yes - just wipe it.

    Yeah; I know. I honestly never gave a damn what audience reviews said...well...anywhere.
    Actually. Not true. Often, if audience reviews were cranked to favor, I'd question liking it. Cranked to hating it, I'd go check it out (and like it) because history of personal experience taught me that, for me, this seems to be the case often.

    Still...RT has always been really low on my list.

    Cheers,
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