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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Just a question about a thing you said...
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 at 11:47:18 am EST (Viewed 140 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes say
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 at 05:41:20 pm EST (Viewed 279 times)

    The Tomatometer simply looks at the percentage of critics who liked the movie but that doesn't capture how passionately they liked or disliked the movie, which the average rating does.

How does an average rating do that? If the average is made of positive and negative review that do not account for any intensity, the resulting average won't either. If 100% of the critics barely gave the minimum for a positive review, the average will be 100% positive regardless of all of them being on the positive margin as oppose to exploding the roof. 

I'm also wondering why you left out the audience score. It should matter a lot too (maybe even more than the critics since you have a N that is astronomically higher than the N of the critics). Also, when you read the argumentation of many critics as to why a movie was good or bad, you realize they haven't always a lot of intelligent and objective things to say about any given movie to justify their score. For example, that Superman doesn't smile or is shown snapping a neck is a legitimate reason to dislike a movie (specially for us fans), but a very poor one to judge the quality of a movie.

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