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Poll Is Rotten Tomatoes biased against DC? (163 votes)

Yes 34%
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Not sure how that can be possible, WB own Rotten Tomatoes.

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Rotten Tomatoes combines reviews from multiple sources, it can't be biased lol.

Now, of course, there are some reviewers I imagine are legitimately biased against DC properties. It's probably like a meme to them at this point just to harp on the DCEU.

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#3  Edited By StormShadow_X

Eh. I don't know why they would, I also doubt Disney is dirty enough to pay them off as some people say(Seriously They wouldn't care). There are quite a few biased to DC in general though.

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.........Maybe a little?

*shrugs*

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I would say no but it would make me feel better to say yes...

TDK Trioligy

Batman Begins 85%

The Dark Knight 94%

The Dark Knight Rises 87%

VS.

DCEU

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice 27%

Suicide Squad 36%

If I'm being 100% honest to myself it seems that they just honestly review good and bad movies and you can't really judge them being bias when it's a community of users and critics. By doing so you're judging them as a whole and that's not really fair. That doesn't mean I disagree with them every once in awhile though.

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@slayz said:

Rotten Tomatoes combines reviews from multiple sources, it can't be biased lol.

Now, of course, there are some reviewers I imagine are legitimately biased against DC properties. It's probably like a meme to them at this point just to harp on the DCEU.

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BvS TC was a messy movie, that it be difficult for most reviewers to say is a good movie, along with Man of Steel being darker then it needed to be. So I said no, but I will say that they do seem to have a bias on marvel considering Iron Man 2 is fresh somehow, and X-men apocalypse is rotten somehow. It seem like the gold standard is marvel movies for reviewers, even when some of them cough*Iron man 2 the crappy movie and lame villain*cough is sub par.

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#10  Edited By youknowwhattodo

I'm not sure, but I've been a supporter of the conspiracy theory that many DC fans are biased for DCEU films.

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RT just aggregates the reviews of the websites/magazines etc. It's nothing on its own, I think they are biased but not because of some Marvel agenda. Critics tend to be uppity and have a contrarian approach. This is just my theory but I think they are against new entrants in the super hero blockbuster setting, they want the bubble to burst so that "important movies" can get the spot light.

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I think people confuse bias with expectation...Since the MCU has sort of defined what a Superhero movie is supposed to look like over the last 8 years, people have come to expect their cbms to be a certain way, preferably a blend of action and comedy..Not saying i agree with the expectation, quite the opposite i wont as many diverse cbms as possible..And then there's the simple fact that the movies just might be bad..lmao

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RT just aggregates the reviews of the websites/magazines etc. It's nothing on its own, I think they are biased but not because of some Marvel agenda. Critics tend to be uppity and have a contrarian approach. This is just my theory but I think they are against new entrants in the super hero blockbuster setting, they want the bubble to burst so that "important movies" can get the spot light.

Seems that way.

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Certain critics are, but like Slayz said, RT isn't really a reviewer in itself.

Take this for example

MoS: 56% at 6.2/10

BvS: 27% at 4.9/10

Now, two comparably "bad" Marvel movies (this is not based on my opinion but based on various rating sites such as iMBD, RT, Metacritic, Google Play, Amazon, ComicBook movies, etc) from FANS:

Ironman 3: 79% at 7/10

Thor: TDW: 66% AT 6.2/10 (it got the same score as MoS, but more people liked it, telling me two things; the people who disliked MoS REALLY disliked it, OR the people who liked Thor REALLY liked it. I think the former is more likely)

Now tell me that there isn't something wrong with this picture? There's obviously a huge discrepancy between fan and critical opinion.

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RT just aggregates the reviews of the websites/magazines etc. It's nothing on its own, I think they are biased but not because of some Marvel agenda. Critics tend to be uppity and have a contrarian approach. This is just my theory but I think they are against new entrants in the super hero blockbuster setting, they want the bubble to burst so that "important movies" can get the spot light.

I agree.

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Nope. I guarantee the Lego Batman movie will get great reviews.

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RT just aggregates the reviews of the websites/magazines etc. It's nothing on its own, I think they are biased but not because of some Marvel agenda. Critics tend to be uppity and have a contrarian approach. This is just my theory but I think they are against new entrants in the super hero blockbuster setting, they want the bubble to burst so that "important movies" can get the spot light.

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It can't be that DC films or the DCEU approach to films is bad, it has to be a critics' agenda or an anti DC/pro Marvel agenda.

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If there's bias, it's being pro-Disney. (And I disagree..Disney is dirty enough to do anything, but I digress) How else can one explain Thor, TDW, IM2, IM3 and AoU being "fresh". I also notice they seem to get a lot of passes. Little was said about Spidey being forced into CW. I can't imagine if WB had pulled something like that off that it wouldn't have been a bigger deal. Heck, TWS is my 2nd fav MCU and it had 3 cringe-worthy moments. (Cap and Black Widow kissing an holding hands to escape Hydra, Cap being 5 feet from the surface after being blown up in a underground computer room that took an elevator a long time to get down to it, and the professional assassins with high powered guns missing Nick Fury from point blank range..and maybe even Gary Shandling being cast as a villain.) The good parts overcame that, but I just don't think WB could've gotten away with something like that, or any other non-Disney studio.

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This is mind boggling....Snyder had nothing to do with the film this time.

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RT just aggregates the reviews of the websites/magazines etc. It's nothing on its own, I think they are biased but not because of some Marvel agenda. Critics tend to be uppity and have a contrarian approach. This is just my theory but I think they are against new entrants in the super hero blockbuster setting, they want the bubble to burst so that "important movies" can get the spot light.

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#22  Edited By kcomicfan

No.

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I think they're heavily biased against bad movies.

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@batman3000: except that the dark knight trilogy came before the mcu was really established as u can see with how people bashed TDKR that came out the same year as the avengers

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RT the site is not biased. In fact, iirc WB owns RT in some way. Plus the DC TV shows are rated very good too. That stated, I do think there is a bias among some or more of the critics. But they won't ever admit to it.

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Nope, the movies are just bad

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@thesilentripper: Well, it's not like RT hasn't given good ratings to bad movies (ghostbusters 2016, ironman 2, Lucy, etc.) so I understand why people think the reverse.

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#29  Edited By TDK_1997

It seems that they aren't exactly against DC or Warner Bros. but more of against the different approach WB has towards it's movies. They want to see that Marvel tone in every comic book related movie and when they don't get it they immediately think it is something bad that would not last the test of time.

That's why I don't like Rotten Tomatoes. Most of the movies of my taste aren't of the website's taste.

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@tdk_1997 said:

It seems that they aren't exactly against DC or Warner Bros. but more of against the different approach WB has towards it's movies. They want to see that Marvel tone in every comic book related movie and when they don't get it they immediately think it is something bad that would not last the test of time.

Bingo. And when they realize the movie doesn't follow the MCU approach, they dig into it and tear it apart.

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No. There's a bias among fans and the general audience. A moviegoer like me would class the ultimate cut of BVS as the best movie I've seen in a long time. However the average movie goer would rather a fun marvel movie and complain about superman being too dark and basically exaggerate problems which in turn place marvel on a pedestal

Long story short. The GA is too used to marvel films.

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No, but I'm certain Comic Vine is biased toward DC.

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No. Deadpool has 83% and X men: Days of Future past has 91%. The reason DCEU films have bad reviews is probably because they're not favorable. Even though comic book fans loathe Marvel's worst films, they're at least competently made and enjoyable. The only one I legitimately can't stand is Thor: The Dark World but near enough every person I know who saw it, loved it. I think one person didn't enjoy it. On the flip side, I literally sold Man of Steel to my friends and they all saw it and most of them said it was boring and one person said it was average. The same group saw BVS and one thought it was worse then the Human centipede, the rest said it was rubbish. So, either DC is doing something very wrong or everyone is out to get them. But then again the highest rated CBM of all time is a DC film.

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.............No.

TDK Trilogy, Burton films, and the original Superman franchise (first two) were all very well received. People just need to accept the idea that most reviewers give negative reviews to the films because they genuinely think it sucks. You can disagree and have your own opinion of course but don't pretend it's because of some overarching bias.

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This is so pathetic.

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#36  Edited By Mfundroid

No. Look at DC's television series, almost all of them are doing either good or great critically. Clearly their television department is doing something right.

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@farkam: I just find your comments incredibly entertaining sometimes, LOL.

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@xwraith said:

No, but I'm certain Comic Vine is biased toward DC.

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@laylah said:
@xwraith said:

No, but I'm certain Comic Vine is biased toward DC.

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No. Deadpool has 83% and X men: Days of Future past has 91%. The reason DCEU films have bad reviews is probably because they're not favorable. Even though comic book fans loathe Marvel's worst films, they're at least competently made and enjoyable. The only one I legitimately can't stand is Thor: The Dark World but near enough every person I know who saw it, loved it. I think one person didn't enjoy it. On the flip side, I literally sold Man of Steel to my friends and they all saw it and most of them said it was boring and one person said it was average. The same group saw BVS and one thought it was worse then the Human centipede, the rest said it was rubbish. So, either DC is doing something very wrong or everyone is out to get them. But then again the highest rated CBM of all time is a DC film.

This so much

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#44  Edited By Asgaard

Nope! Its just the comic book fans mentality that is used to have huge influence in the bubble that they live in, but the movies medium is way bigger than the comics medium and if some youtubers and comic book sites are depend on the clicks from the fans, the reviewer from the Washington Post could care less about that... That is why i can constantly apply the sturgeon law on movies but not on comics, for the most part comics are always good...

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#45  Edited By MICKEY-MOUSE

Many of the publications owned by Time Warner give DC movies bad reviews; take a nap...

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@lvenger said:

It can't be that DC films or the DCEU approach to films is bad, it has to be a critics' agenda or an anti DC/pro Marvel agenda.

@farkam said:

This is so pathetic.

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@DammeFavour: Getting 87% is not getting bashed. Critics and fans alike deemed a worthy end to the legacy Nolan crafted in fact it's more so the fans that bash TDKR not the critics.

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No, anyone who says yes is delusional. I mean seriously, learn how RT works first. It is a collection of various critic's reviews from hundreds of different media outlets, the percentage is the amount of favorable reviews (6/10 or higher). There are some critics who liked BvS and MoS but didn't like SS. Critics who liked SS but not BvS or MoS, some didn't like all three and then there is everything in between.

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Anyone who voted yes, you're ignorant and don't know how Rotten Tomatoes works.

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Not really.