Director claims Rotten Tomatoes is 'destroying film'

I love critics, just not the Rotten Tomatoes ones.

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With the speed of technology allowing for communication like never before, Hollywood can no longer hide behind shitty films. And that makes some filmmakers, including 'Rush Hour' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand' director Brett Ratner a little bit butthurt.

Director claims Rotten Tomatoes is 'destroying film' |

According to io9, Ratner told media at the Sun Valley Film Festival that while he respects critics, Rotten Tomatoes signaled "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".

Maybe, just maybe, Ratner might make some better films than, say, Hercules and critics might give them a better score... just sayin'.


Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has covered entertainment news and reviews since 2002. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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