It’s no secret that the biggest movie to be released this summer will be out Friday. I’d make a joke mentioning some other movie, but let’s face it, “The Dark Knight Rises” (TDKR) is the ONLY new movie being released nationwide.
Now some of you likely will go see the movie this weekend or at some point within the next few weeks. Heck, maybe you’re one of the few to go to the midnight showing.
But with all the hype about its impending release, there have been several concerns as the movie prepares to be released.
First, there’s the issue of outrage over some of the critic’s reviews for TDKR. As of Wednesday afternoon, Rotten Tomatoes had rated TDKR as a score of 85%, which is pretty good. But there have been a few negative reviews that have bothered some of the “fan boys.”
One reviewer in particular, Christy Lemire, a film critic for the Associated Press and also a co-host for Ebert Presents At the Movies, has received a lot of heat from the commenters at Rotten Tomatoes, as well as on Twitter.
You can read Lemire’s timeline to see some of the comments she received Monday and Tuesday. There have been a few supportive comments for her since then.
Lemire isn’t the only critic that has been called out by the fan boys. There have been other reviewers with negative reviews of TDKR, and they too were attacked on Rotten Tomatoes. It had gotten so bad that the site’s editor announced this week that he was turning off the user comments for all critic reviews for TDKR.
Now if you’re one of the people upset over these negative reviews, it would be wise for you to chill out. Just stop now because you look like an idiot for doing this.
They’re movie critics. You can’t necessarily agree or disagree with them without first seeing a movie. Maybe you agree or disagree afterward, but please watch the movie. So please, watch it!
Now the other issue has been the concern of spoilers. I haven’t looked for spoilers on Twitter, nor do I care to because I’d like to see it this weekend.
So if you’re one of those people that will go and see the midnight showing and tweet about it afterward, please just shut up and don’t spoil it. That said, if I see a spoiler, I don’t think I’ll be too upset. Who knows, maybe it’s like Memento and we get the ending first and the beginning last. You never know people! Just think of it as though you think you know the ending, but you don’t know how it made it to that point. (That sounds dumb! I’ll stop!)
If you do go and see it this weekend, enjoy it. Get some popcorn and drinks and just have some fun, whether you’re with friends, family, or even by yourself. With scorching hot weather in the forecast for the U.S. over the weekend, it’s always a good time to see a movie in a dark, air-conditioned theater.
Oh and please turn off your cell phone in the theater. It’s really annoying!