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How To Use Rotten Tomatoes Movie Review Website
What is Rotten Tomatoes movie review website?
It’s a movie review website that helps people get information about a movie before paying to watch it at the theater or renting.
As of this writing there are 471 different film critics on Rotten Tomatoes from newspapers, magazines and online publications who give their opinion.
What is the best way to use Rotten Tomatoes Reviews?
You have to take into consideration that there are hundreds of different people from all walks of life, cultures and age groups giving their opinion of how the movie affected them. Just like people in their 20’s don’t have the same likes and dislikes as their parents who are in their 50’s, you should take into consideration who gives the review. Some are young, some are old, some are male, some are female and they are all different races.
The problem with Rotten Tomatoes is that they take an average of all the critic’s scores and from that they give a number of good tomatoes (good reviews) or rotten tomatoes (bad reviews).
Many times I’ve seen a bad average score of movies I really liked and at first couldn’t understand why they gave it such a low score. Some of my friends liked the same movies so I knew it wasn’t because I had bad taste in entertainment. Now I know a better way to decide what movie to watch.
Pick your favorite critics
Go to the site and pull up movies you've already watched and really like. Look at the film critics that gave it a good rating. Take note of these people because they are the ones you want to pay attention to in the future, not the over all score of a movie. These critics have your same taste in films and are going to give you better recommendations than someone who is not in your age group or shares your style of films. Don’t take every recommendation because naturally they won’t like every movie you like.
I mentioned age but don’t necessarily go by that. Some young people like old films and some mature folks enjoy innovative ideas so choose the critics that tend to like what you like and stick with them.
The best movie critics are the ones that have your opinion of films.
Should you pay attention to Rotten Tomatoes Movie Review Website?
Yes, by all means. It gives you a list of newest movies as well as ones coming up.
I often go there before renting movies. Now days many rent movies online so you can check to see what is out there, whether it’s any good and then rent online movie all in one sitting.
The thing you don’t want to do is see the low score and assume it’s a bad movie; sometimes it is but not always. Film review websites are other people’s opinions so you have to take that into consideration. Everyone has varied taste and not all agree.
Older people are not always as picky about special affects or expect movies to move as fast as younger people (once again, there are exceptions).
Movies that get a high score appeal to a large number of people.
Chances of a film being liked by everyone of all age groups and cultures is pretty slim, few motion pictures are able to do that. Disney Pixar Movies are one of the few filmmakers who can put on a production and have everyone all the way down to toddlers and all the way up to senior citizens love the outcome.
Sometimes it’s nice to watch a show that is made just for your generation and people who can relate to your life experiences. My sons have recommended movies to me that I thought were really stupid i.e. Year One. Likewise they don’t always like films I’ve thought were great.
Cowboys and Aliens got a low rating but my husband and I really liked it. I think that someone who grew up during the cowboy movies would better appreciate it more than younger people who are expecting more special effects from the aliens.
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