Star Wars Episode IX is still many months away from seeing a release but it looks like some fans are already expressing their resentment for the film and spamming the Rotten Tomatoes audience section of the film with negative reviews.
We saw something similar recently with Captain Marvel as it was bombarded with plenty of negative comments on the “want to see” section of the film’s RT page before the film’s release. A lot of people were basically just crapping on the FILM for a few things that star Brie Larson said. Now, it looks like the trolls have moved on to the galaxy far far away.
Although many critics dug Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, the film saw a mixed reception from fans which led to plenty of hate being thrown at the people involved including director Johnson and Kelly Marie Tran who played Rose in the film. J.J. Abrams (The Force Awakens) then returned to direct Episode IX but fans aren’t having it. The film’s “want to see” rating on Rotten Tomatoes wasn’t looking very good thanks to a number of negative comments on the site.
Check out some of the comments below:
Thankfully, the folk at Rotten Tomatoes recognised this as a major problem too and decided to fix it immediately. Here’s their statement:
Starting this week, Rotten Tomatoes will launch the first of several phases of updates that will refresh and modernize our Audience Rating System. We’re doing it to more accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans, while protecting our data and public forums from bad actors.
As of February 25, we will no longer show the ‘Want to See’ percentage score for a movie during its pre-release period. Why you might ask? We’ve found that the ‘Want to See’ percentage score is often times confused with the ‘Audience Score’ percentage number. (The ‘Audience Score’ percentage, for those who haven’t been following, is the percentage of all users who have rated the movie or TV show positively – that is, given it a star rating of 3.5 or higher – and is only shown once the movie or TV show is released.)
Just to be clear, fans will still have the chance to review the movie on Rotten Tomatoes AFTER THE MOVIE IS RELEASED. As we’ve said time and time again, it’s absolutely okay to hate a movie, but you have to watch it first before you express your dislike for it, otherwise, you’re just a stinky internet troll living under a bridge.