Rotten Tomatoes audience score changes to verified reviews due to Brie Larson Captain Marvel problem. Good or bad movie news?
Rotten Tomatoes audience score changes will include movie fans who have been confirmed to have purchased tickets to the film they’re reviewing. While all film fans are still able to write a Rotten Tomatoes review regardless of if they’ve been verified for that film, those who have will display a “verified” badge with their written reviews. According to official images shared by Rotten Tomatoes, verified and “all audience” user review scores can be viewed separately.
ROTTEN TOMATOES CHANGES
To authenticate audience movie reviews, Rotten Tomatoes users can opt-in to get their rating and review verified if they purchased their ticket through Fandango starting today. Eventually, AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters plan to participate as ticket purchase authenticators, so people who buy tickets from those theaters can have their reviews verified as well.
“We know from our research that fans consult Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Score along with the Tomatometer, when making decisions on what to watch,” said Fandango president Paul Yanover. “Having an Audience Score and reviews from fans who are confirmed ticket purchasers, will add even more usefulness to our product and increase consumer confidence.”
This seems like a move to prevent the problem which is what the access media calls internet trolls review bombing after the Rotten Tomatoes Captain Marvel reviews controversy. Protecting Disney white savior Brie Larson?
What do you think of the Rotten Tomatoes changes? Is this unnecessary censorship?