Post by judgejosephdredd on Aug 30, 2017 5:40:51 GMT
Well he isn't wrong, the system is far from perfect and people rely too much on it. If somebody really takes it to heart and sees a low score for a movie subconsciously they tell themselves its a stinker without even seeing it, and when they do that mentality persists till the credits end. That, and these days it doesn't take that much to be called a "critic", so anybody can get their reviews up and be added to the tomato-meter system, forget getting a degree in film production and theory you just need a camera and a YouTube channel.
Regarding the recent article, I think the situation would soften a little if studios didn't release too many big budget productions so close together, this May-June was nuts and gave literally zero space for some films to begin walking. The average consumer doesn't spend all their time at the movies and isn't going to cough up dollars every chance they get, so when deciding what film to see they pick the safest choice instead of risking it on something that is getting mixed or worse reception, even if it does have some interest sparked for them. The more releases are out the more pressure there is, the more space the less, though this isn't the case with every person. I don't think releasing films before reviews go up on RT would do much good, reviews didn't go up for Independence Day: Resurgence last year till literally the day it came out and it didn't aid the movie's financial gross at all.