Why Rotten Tomatoes Critics Aren't Trustworthy

Why Rotten Tomatoes Critics Aren’t Trustworthy

Why Rotten Tomatoes Critics Aren't Trustworthy

This is my main reason for not trusting Rotten Tomatoes, as well as most established critics; they review films for their message and NOT their merit as film.

When I write my reviews, I judge a film on:

  1. If it tells a good and compelling story
  2. Has a good structure
  3. Is well acted
  4. Looks good
  5. Is entertaining

I use the standard checks and balance used for the Original Star Wars Trilogy comparison, where each film rates with the others.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. A New Hope
  3. Return of the Jedi

Well, Empire is hands down the best of any of the trilogies. Empire kills it on: story, structure, acting, look and entertainment value.

I use that same thing in weighing all non Star Wars films, I learned to simply compare them to other films within their given genre. It still works.

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