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The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Death Threats Issued Over Rotten Tomatoes Reviews

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 07/18/2012 - 13:26


Now I thought Superman fans were the crazy ones...

The review aggregate site owned by Warner Bros., Rotten Tomatoes, has disabled all comments for The Dark Knight Rises.

Seems fans became upset after a few negative reviews were posted, with one negative review even said to be a fake.

Film critic Marshall Fine apparently received death threats as a result, as well as receiving a plethora of negative comments on his own site, Hollywood and Fine, with the resulting traffic causing his server to be shut down.

As a result, the editor of Rotten Tomatoes went with the decision to yank all comments, as policing the comments was taking up too much of their time.

Rotten Tomatoes might go with a Facebook-based commenting system in the future, which would at least help stave off anonymous comments, or enable comments after the debut of a movie.

Currently, The Dark Knight Rises is coming in at score of 87% among all critics and 83% among top critics, as well as tracking better than The Avengers movie.

Speaking of The Avengers, when a negative review was released, Samuel L. Jackson took to his Twitter to blast the critic.

Hardly like anything we have here with The Dark Knight Rises, though.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.