Rotten Tomatoes Suspends Comments On “The Dark Knight Rises” Reviews After Fans Threaten Writers

Rotten Tomatoes Suspends Comments On “The Dark Knight Rises” Reviews After Fans Threaten Writers

When the first reviews for The Dark Knight Rises hit the web yesterday, it wasn't shocking to see that most of them were gushing with praise. But like with any film, there were a few critics who gave the movie a negative review. These types of differing opinions on movies have been happening since Georges Méliès sent us on A Trip to the Moon in 1902.

But apparently some hardcore fans couldn't stand the thought of someone not liking Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie and took to Rotten Tomatoes—the popular review aggregator site—to berate, harass, and leave death threats for any reviewer that didn't claim that the film was a masterpiece. This vitriol got so intense that it actually forced the site's Editor-in-Chief, Matt Atchity, to disable the comment section for all Dark Knight Rises reviews.

In the 24 hours between posting her review and having the comment section get disabled, Christy Lemire's Associated Press review of the movie got over 500 comments, most of which were not very kind to her. The least offensive was a very simple, "I hope you die," left by one angry Batman fan.

And with that, we'll leave you with this quote from Atchity, "There are plenty of other things to get angry about, like war, famine, poverty and crime. But not movie reviews."

[via Rotten Tomatoes, NJ Entertainment]

Tags: the-dark-knight-rises, rotten-tomatoes, batman, christopher-nolan, christian-bale, tom-hardy, anne-hathaway
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