People who haven’t seen ‘Batman’ upset that people don’t like it
It’s the Internet. We’re all stupid nerds. So you’re psyched for The Dark Knight Rises, right? I’m psyched for The Dark Knight Rises. But I didn’t get to see it in advance like some other critics because – and let’s be frank here – most studios aren’t really excited that I smoke weed before I write movie reviews. Most of the critics who have seen the movie have enjoyed it, but a few outliers aren’t as enthusiastic. And the Internet is punishing them for it.
The first slightly negative review to be posted was Marshall Fine‘s, where he praises many aspects of the film but points out that it feels overstuffed and clunky. I think that’s a more than fair criticism, as it applies to both Inception and The Dark Knight Rises as well and is probably Christopher Nolan’s biggest problem as a director. Commenters on Rotten Tomatoes, though… well, they had other reactions. Like telling Fine he should die in a fire and threatening to hack his website.
The Associated Press’s Christy Lemire suffered much the same fate, with commenters calling her a “stupid fuking b1tch” and wishing for her death as well. Rotten Tomatoes has actually disabled their entire commenting system across the whole movie, keeping any more vitriol from being spewed, but even reviews like James Rocchi’s at Movies.com (who gives the film three out of five stars) are getting hate for not automatically declaring it the greatest movie ever made.
Of course, the biggest irony here is that none of these enraged commenters have actually seen the movie. The whole thing could be Tom Hardy eating hot dogs in that stupid mask for all they know, but they can’t even imagine that their precious Batman could be anything but perfect. What is wrong with people?