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[–] bagano1 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Went on another movie board that was created to replace IMDB's boards(Not Rotten Tomatoes, that was a mistake). Think the studios got to the owner, because the mods got on my ass for my posts right away and started removing my posts and trying to ban me. It started off cool, then you could see the mods turned to the dark side. The problem with letting ordinary people comment on boards is that many of them are smarter, better writers and will tear movies apart with solid criticism. Your only recourse is to control or destroy those boards.

Reddit's boards are just as bad. Disagree with the mods and the hivemind and you're banned quickly too. If the shills they hire can't win their arguments, that's their final solution.


[–] gentronseven 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Don't forget Disney is paying these review sites, that's why every average marvel movie and piece of shit star wars movie is getting 90% ratings, while very few have even been 80% movies. (Enjoyable but not something you'll remember 5 years from now)


[–] bagano1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My theory is, a movie critic has a great job. Most stick with it for life. Most newspapers have been doing horribly for a number of years now, cutting back, yet their critics are still employed. That's suspicious. Considering that there are some magazines, I think like Consumer Reports and others that don't take ad money, I think that is confirmation that advertisers are influencing the material that some sites are running. So basically, I think whatever studio pays the right amount of money to a media outlet or paper, gets the review they want for a movie at a particular moment in time. What is the critic going to do? Most are basically the media outlet's bitch, or the studio's. It's probable they get a cut as well, but to be honest, being a movie critic is a CUSHY job, and if you're getting $100-200K a year for doing it, plus other speaking perks, book deals, that is the best job ever.

The lesser critics can probably be bribed for much less. It's just dirty.