When it comes to your films rating, Rotten Tomatoes can make or break you and that isn’t exactly a good thing for Hollywood.
At the Sun Valley Film Festival, Bret Ratner had some things to say about Rotten Tomatoes. The site responsible for giving us ratings on our favorite movies seems to be getting a bad wrap from the director and producer.
Entertainment Weekly reported on Ratner’s comments about the site and what it is doing to the film industry as a whole.
"“The worst thing that we have in today’s movie culture is Rotten Tomatoes. I think it’s the destruction of our business. I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up film criticism was a real art. And there was intellect that went into that. And you would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore. Now it’s about a number. A compounded number of how many positives vs. negatives. Now it’s about, ‘What’s your Rotten Tomatoes score?’ And that’s sad, because the Rotten Tomatoes score was so low on Batman v Superman I think it put a cloud over a movie that was incredibly successful.”"
Ratner’s company RatPac Entertainment helped to co-finance Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. If you don’t remember that film on Rotten Tomatoes, they basically tore it apart and while it isn’t the best superhero movie out there, it isn’t terrible.
So is it unfair to base a movie’s worth on what score they ended up with? Should we continue to look to Rotten Tomatoes to see what films we should see or should we rely on critics who are, sometimes, equally as harsh? Personally, I say just go to the movies but you decide!