Rottentomatoes.com - I Don't Think I Can Trust You Anymore.

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    Apr 14, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    I've just lost all respect for the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A 93% approval rating on Cabin in the Woods? Really? icon_neutral.gif

    Where do you get the most reliable movie reviews?
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    have you seen the movie?


    btw rottentomatoes is just a database of critic reviews nationwide..

    The movie btw is written by Joss Whedon (director of Avengers) and it has Thor (Chris Helmsworth) in it. It's already a win in my book.
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidhave you seen the movie?


    btw rottentomatoes is just a database of critic reviews nationwide..

    The movie btw is written by Joss Wheddon (director of Avengers) and it has Thor (Chris Helmsworth) in it. It's already a win in my book.



    Yup. Just got in from seeing it. It was the most retarded, incoherent movie I've ever seen. The worse part is they're trying to be incoherent intentionally for shock value and to appear clever, but it just failed in my book. I could have walked out at any point in the movie and never looked back. If I had been alone, I'm sure I would have.
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidhave you seen the movie?


    btw rottentomatoes is just a database of critic reviews nationwide..

    The movie btw is written by Joss Wheddon (director of Avengers) and it has Thor (Chris Helmsworth) in it. It's already a win in my book.


    Joss Wheddon also created Buffy, Charmed, Angel and others.
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    Well, Thor was a giant turd.. And besides, we all know that these days movie reviews are based more on how much paraphernalia they anticipate on selling rather than the quality of the film, itself.
  • stratavos

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    Apr 14, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    critic reviews, like general advice should be taken skeptically, and as only that: advice. Lots of people disapprove of the movie "confessions of a shopaholic" I on the other hand, found it comforting and hilarious, even with the main actresses "bad wardrobe".
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    Just got back from "Cabin in the Woods". It's a good movie, but I can see how some people will probably find it annoying to watch. I give it a solid B+, but of course, Buffy is one of my favorite shows of all time.
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    You might want to try: http://www.metacritic.com/
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    perfect examples of why critics (and advertisers) should often be ignored are movies like "Cat's Don't Dance" (1997) and "The Majestic" (2001). Films should be approached with an open mind and an open soul because both can be changed when something magical happens on the silver screen.

    The former, an animated children's film ahead of its time, failed largely due to a horrendous ad campaign (the trailer looked like something a kid scrapped together and posted to youtube) and Turner Picture's being in the midst of being bought out at the time. It should have been nominated at least for original songs/score (and probably would be if it were released today).

    The Majestic failed because, well...nobody was comfortable going to see Jim Carrey in a truly serious role. He'd touched that type of medium with "The Truman Show" (1998 ) but Majestic was a complete departure from the comedic genre. Critics wailed about all sorts of things, Rotten Tomatoes gracing it a 42%, but Roger Ebert praised it.
    Usually I have to tell people just to watch it. I put the DVD in their hands and tell them nevermind who's in it. I've actually had people turn it down just because Jim Carrey is in it. As if his comedy films somehow tainted his ability to portray a serious character (which he can, btw)
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    This movie is brilliant, suppose to be a social commentary

    Just saw it. A+

    Having Ripley appear at the end was priceless
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    I don't rely too much on review sites or opinions from movie critics. I'll ask friends if they've seen it and get their thoughts. After all, who else knows your tastes in movies than people that are close to you, right?

    If no one has seen the movie and the trailers look interesting enough, I'll check it out. If if sucks, oh well. That's part of the movie going experience.

    Also, if the movie is really bad, you can ask for a refund or a gift certificate for another admission, as long as you walk out of the movie before it's half done. Well, the policy varies so it's usually a good idea to find out ahead of time.
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    I love horror movies but this one didn't seem like it would be any good or different. The reviews are very surprising. Like all movies im iffy about I will just wait to see it at the Dollar theater.
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    DAMN! I can't find a clip for the Transuding Furies where they say "Mmm... Angel"... Grrrrrrrr...

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    Apr 14, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    "Cabin" was called one of the best movies so far in 2012 by CNN. I was surprised when I first read that since horror movies typically don't get that type of reception.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/13/showbiz/movies/cabin-in-the-woods-review/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9

    Haven't seen it, but I wonder if it's one of those "love-it-or-hate-it" movies.
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    LilPuppet saidI love horror movies but this one didn't seem like it would be any good or different. The reviews are very surprising. Like all movies im iffy about I will just wait to see it at the Dollar theater.


    It's not a horror movie, the trailer doesn't leak too much in regards to the synopsis, it's the funniest movie / satire / parody / social commentary I've seen in a long time. Reminiscent of Cabin Fever it goes a little further. It's a movie you'll either love or hate. Not meant to be a teen slasher in fact it is rather clever that the movie foreshadows a seemingly b-list horror movie.
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    I don't trust "Scruffypup" old and creepy.
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:51 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI've just lost all respect for the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A 93% approval rating on Cabin in the Woods? Really? icon_neutral.gif

    Where do you get the most reliable movie reviews?


    Dammit!! I'm going off to see this film this afternoon! Has anyone here seen it? Its got some astounding reviews here, not just off RT but also in Empire.
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    i prefer metacritic
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    Apr 14, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI've just lost all respect for the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A 93% approval rating on Cabin in the Woods? Really? icon_neutral.gif


    So, you agree more with the 7% of critics who wrote unfavorable reviews. I would think most of us here would understand what "being in the minority" means.

    I don't see the big deal.
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidI've just lost all respect for the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. A 93% approval rating on Cabin in the Woods? Really? icon_neutral.gif


    So, you agree more with the 7% of critics who wrote unfavorable reviews. I would think most of us here would understand what "being in the minority" means.

    I don't see the big deal.



    There is no "big deal". We're discussing a movie...not world affairs, which is why it's under "arts and entertainment".
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    I look up imdb.com I tend to agree with their ratings if I've seen the films they have on there. They also have the metacritic rating under their own for comparison.
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    So after sleeping on it, this is what I realize to be my biggest complaint about the film: First of all, there is a LOT of violence, killing, gore and suffering in this film. Not the cheesy stuff of the Scream movies, but really disturbing brutality. (Which I've kind of outgrown anyway.) Then, right in the middle of each and every dark killing scene, bright lights come on and suddenly the camera jerks you back into the "control room" where people are laughing at the killings they're watching on hidden camera. You are not allowed to get fully immersed in one emotion before you're quickly jolted into another mood. Of course they intentionally did this to appear clever I guess, but it just wasn't entertaining for me.
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    Apr 16, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
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    KentuckyTuss saidWell, Thor was a giant turd.. And besides, we all know that these days movie reviews are based more on how much paraphernalia they anticipate on selling rather than the quality of the film, itself.


    I think u are a giant turd


    Making a shitty movie and hiding behind the excuse that it's "social commentary" is arrogant, and a ridiculous reason to give someone your money. If you want to keep pretending you understand some hidden propaganda, that's just behind those special effects and wire stunts, then go ahead. I'll continue to enjoy quality story telling, without you. icon_razz.gif