Saturday, February 10, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #1

February 3, 2018

Talk about being jealous. This review site has been taking heat for the promised bad reviews about to flood its site of this upcoming superhero movie which is going to make tons and tons of money. It might even make $200M the first weekend. Why would it do this? The site is owned by a rival studio/comic book series. Oh, and making sure all of the bad reviews and trying to link bad reviews to the soon to be blockbuster is this cable news network owned by the same movie studio.

Black Panther/Rotten Tomatoes/DC/Warner Brothers/CNN

37 comments:

Samantha Willow said...

There you are, Enty. Happy Saturday everyone.

Samantha Willow said...

I mean Caturday lol

Sal Salington said...

Not going to be close to $200 million. $150 would be outstanding.

now-shallwebegin said...

Mmmkay... Black Panther is currently at 98% on RT. And the crappy DC movies get the crappy reviews they deserve on RT. So...

Courtney i said...

Look at the second sentence - it's not saying there ARE bad reviews there... It's saying it's taking heat because of promised bad reviews

Ernie McCracken said...

How can Rotten Tomatoes, an aggregator of independent reviews from a diverse range of media companies, guarantee bad reviews from those same independent voices?

Jason Wallace said...

Being black myself I think you underestimate the power of niggas when they are excited about something. My local theaters are all sold out all next weekend...all 3 of them

Mem said...

@Ernie McCracken

It'd be the user reviews/audience score that would be affected. Like how The Last Jedi has 91% RT rating, but a 48% audience score, which some people blamed on "review-bombing" or bots or whatever.

Don Kieballs said...

A lot of people I know are planning to go see it (not just black people). It looks like a really good movie (that just so happens to have a black superhero and other beautiful blackness) and I definitely am going to see it.

I'm one of those people that like good movies and don't get offended when the movie isn't exactly like the comic/book/etc. I do love canon, and appreciate when it is followed, but it's a movie and some things are going to be different. For instance, I don't remember anybody (superhero or not) using a cell phone in the comics, or Wonder Woman having a slightly different accent depending on who she was dealing with.

Then again, I am still pissed at Rose for not letting Jack get on the damn door - and, although I haven't researched this, that never happened in real life, but is one of the most remembered parts of Titanic.

Terry Teratoma said...

Cannot wait to see this, but there's no chance in hell of being able to get a ticket for the first few weeks, so I'll just have to grin & bear the wait. Damn it. lol

Pilot Gal said...

Rotten Tomatoes is indeed rotten. I know this personally. When a different film about an A+++ list, deceased, rock star was released 3 years ago, the Tomato Meter was at 98% with hundreds of reviews. The next day, it was at 30%. Personal reviewers loved the film and current Personal Ratings are at 78% but, the Tomato Meter is still at 30%. I contacted every single one of the 10 "Top Reviewers" who make up the Tomato Meter and three of them hadn't even watched it before posting their review. Paid off, every single one of them, by the widow of the deceased rock star. Rotten, rotten, rotten.

Arshes said...

Wb only has like 30% stake in the rotten tomatoes. And the movie looks amazing. Why thus movie to pick on? Makes no sense. And February is pretty wide open so of course it's gonna make monies.

Easy D said...

How can an unreleased movie have positive reviews? Both sides are full of Schiff.

Will it be more Blade than Catwoman? None of us knows.

dummypants said...

@Easy D

Critics saw the movie several weeks ago. They can review the movie ahead of time and give it a grade/ranking but they are embargoed from speaking of plot/spoilers until a certain date, usually a few days ahead of release.

MrsTea said...

Just ridiculous, I always hated them anyway

Hanniam said...

@Sal I wouldn’t be surprised if it is over 200mil. It not only has the opening power of what looks to be a really good installment in the MCU, it’s also the first major Black superhero movie with the budget, star power, and skill it deserves. That means an MCU big opening PLUS a dedicated group of filmgoers who normally wouldn’t be at a MCU opening.

Hanniam said...

@now and once the DC fanboy plan was made extra super public, a lot of people were motivated to review who normally wouldn’t.

And as we know, there are a lot more MCU fans than DCX, plus the added numbers of all the non-regular MCU fans who are excited about Black Panther for all the other excellent reasons to be excited.

Hanniam said...

@Ashes it’s more that they’re not going to do anything about the fanboy-spawned plan to bomb the reviews like they did for Last Jedi.

Apparently there’s a type of fanboy who gets super offended when movie and comic studios realize they can now play to a wider audience and do so with gusto.

As a lifelong Marvel comics fan, I don’t get it. Marvel has so many canonical variants and reboots, I find these changes more of a refreshing feature than some kind of sinister bug.

Don Kieballs said...

The critics who pan movies before they open have been proven ridiculously wrong more than once. Fight Club being one of them. It's just a few self-important wannabe film makers who have forgotten what going to the movies is about. Once it hits the theaters, then normal people give more accurate reviews. Although IMDB created a playground of wannabe critics with notebooks full of snide remarks they're anxious to use.

bumble bee said...

I think I am more disgusted with the fact that CNN is proven to be a shill of a news station.

Priviliged White Girl said...

I can’t wait to see it!

Sal Salington said...

I expect 120-150 opening weekend. 150 is a very good opening weekend. There's nothing wrong with hitting that number. The hype machine has been very effective, but at this point I think it's overselling the movie by a fair amount.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Hey, Enty! I just wanted to thank you for recommended The Ankler on Twitter. They sent a fascinating/insightful article about "Black Panther" the other day. It was a good read.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

*recommendING 🗽👩🏻🚕🍂💛

A B said...

Last Jedi is properly shite though

rudayo said...

I noticed Imdb didn't have any user reviews. Usually, if I remember correctly, often have reviews before official "opening day" Correct me if Im wrong.

Urthor said...

The rating on Rotten tomatoes for Black Panther is 98% how is this blind not certified bullshit?

Scandi Sanskrit said...

It is not certified bullshit. Read this part:

"This review site has been taking heat for the promised bad reviews about to flood its site of this upcoming superhero movie which is going to make tons and tons of money."

This blind item is about a promise that was not delivered (I, for one, love hearing about foiled evil schemes). The fact that it's rated 98% means the plan failed.

Court b said...

Honestly, I have no interest in super heros, and am white, but I would go support the movie, because I want more black movies made. Superhero, drama, comedy, independent, I want more variety of talent, more variety of writing, more variety of black, brown, yellow,olive, red, green, purple, I want it all in my movies. Like everything else in life as well, I want a little bit of everything on my salad.

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Whirled Peas said...

Cleveland Steamer? ... I mean; shuffle.

Matt said...

You're a single white woman, correct Court?

-Dom. said...

Just to be clear - there was a facebook group created to purposefully give bad reviews to certain movies and complain. This group decided they were going to bombard RT with horrible reviews of Black Panther, but the group got reported and shut down after fans got wind of this. The reason the score is currently 98% is because only critics have seen it. The people who were planning this are just whiney fanboys. They could possibly still go through with this, but it won't deter people from seeing it because we already know their plan and the movie actually looks good lol

longtimereader said...

Currently loving the kendrick soundtrack, i'm looking forward to seeing this next weekend. DC are apparently so desperate, they have tapped michael bay to help them!

Cail Corishev said...

Looks like no one's surprised to see CNN in the thick of creating fake news anymore. That's progress, I guess.

By the way, a lot of this was prompted by the Ghostbusters reboot getting a tongue-bath from the critics and a very high RT critics score because girl-power, even though it turned out to be terrible. That's when everyone realized how bought-and-paid-for the system is, far beyond some simple bias or skewed reviews for pay.

I don't know why that FB group picked this movie, because I'm not involved in it. But I would guess it's because they're assuming this movie will get the same kind of paid-for critics boost for political reasons that Ghostbusters got, and they thought they'd try to beat it to the punch, probably for the lulz. Hopefully, the net result of all this will be that viewers realize the critics and the aggregator sites are worthless shills, and ignore them.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

UYOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! I just saw "Black Panther" at the IMAX (we're getting it on February 14 here in Asia and went to see the first show at 13:00) but don't worry, I'm not a jerk so I WON'T POST SPOILERSSSS!

i was so excited my eyes were watering half the time because I was like SQUEEEEEEE and I couldn't believe how full it was considering it was a 13:30 show on a WEEKDAY. It was like weekend full, and by the time the film ended I went outside and the cinema (at the IMAX section) it was PACKED. Like ridiculously packed, it wasn't even that full when I went to see "Fantastic Beasts" on a weekend!

Anyway, I passed by the toy store and the shop was full of BLack Panther toys like it wasn't fair! When "Doctor Strange" came out I we got none of taht! I had to IMPORT my plushie from Amazon FFS! WTF is that Marvel? That's preferential treatment!!!! 🗽👩🏻🚕🍂💛

Zeroh Tollrants said...

If a site like Rotten Tomatoes is removing scores given by the general public, just because they are negative and they, along with the people in the entertainment/media industry, and influential people pushing particular social agendas, are using excuses that all negative reviews are posted by trolls or bots, and have promised to remove those not singing the movie's praises, then they all have the integrity of Joseph Stalin.
Those of you who think it's a good idea to remove any negative ratings by the general public, also have the morality and integrity of Soviet Communists.
Congrats on that.

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