A lot of fans saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend. The movie made $215 million domestically, and a lot of people were polled regarding all of the major audience scores. Over at CinemaScore, the movie polled at 89%, whereas on Rotten Tomatoes the movie is only currently polling at 56%. However, one person on the internet is now claiming he or she is directly responsible for changing the Star Wars: The Last Jedi tomatometer for audience scores. According to the person who goes by "Down with Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys," this is how the endeavor was accomplished.
To be clear, if you pop over to Rotten Tomatoes, it says that the movie is only running at a 56% with over 106,277 reviews. Of those scores, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has an average rating of 3.3/5. Although that's not outstanding, it is still positive leaning and indicates there are plenty of people who thought the movie was good but not great.
That's if all of those reviews are honest, of course, and Down with Disney's big Facebook page seems to want to take all of the credit for the bad reviews, which means moviegoers might actually like the movie more than Rotten Tomatoes seems to indicate. If it is true--and take it with a giant grain of salt--this seems like a really counterproductive way of complaining about Disney owning Star Wars, now. Really, if you can use bots to write numerous reviews and skew an RT score, that's more of a flaw with the way Rotten Tomatoes works than indicative of how people actually feel about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
We've reached out to Rotten Tomatoes to see if this sort of thing is feasible with the way accounts are set up and the official response from RT was as follows:
Just from reading general comments on this site, and obviously CinemaBlend is a small sample size of movie lovers, there are myriad opinions about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A lot of these comments have been good, some of these comments have skewed negative and a lot of them explain both positive and negatives that can be found in the very same movie. A little dissent is never a bad thing, but if audience reviews can be manipulated, that's something we all should be wary of. As for this page itself, the person running the post seems to indicate he or she wants the same thing to happen with Avengers: Infinity War.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently in theaters.
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