Rotten Tomatoes is making a few adjustments designed to stop trolls from attacking movies earlier than they’re even launched.
The overview aggregator (owned by Fandango) not too long ago introduced that it’ll now not enable customers to submit feedback a few film earlier than the film really comes out.
This looks like a no brainer, and it comes lower than two weeks earlier than the discharge of “Captain Marvel” — the newest blockbuster movie to be focused by on-line commenters who’re apparently upset that motion pictures now not focus completely on white male heroes. (Regardless of this, “Captain Marvel” appears to be like prefer it’s going to be a giant hit for Marvel and Disney.)
“Sadly, we’ve got seen an uptick in non-constructive enter, typically bordering on trolling, which we imagine is a disservice to our basic readership,” the positioning says. “We’ve got determined that turning off this function for now’s the most effective plan of action.”
The location additionally says it’s now not displaying a “Wish to See” rating for a film, supposedly as a result of it was getting confused for the “Viewers Rating” — which, once more, is barely displayed after a film has been launched.
“Don’t fear,” Rotten Tomatoes says, “followers will nonetheless get to have their say” as soon as the film is out. So if a bunch of reactionary idiots nonetheless assume that is the most effective venue for his or her rants about SJWs, they’ll get their alternative — however this may make it just a little tougher for them to have an effect on the excitement round a movie earlier than it comes out.