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Old 12-22-2017, 01:50 AM
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Default Could Audience Scores for 'The Last Jedi' Be the Results of Review Bombing?

Some signs may point to inaccurately skewed audience scores for the latest Star Wars flick.

https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...-bombing/40519
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In other news, Rotten Tomatoes says the poor reviews are accurate: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain.../#b1682d542317

In my admittedly small sampling of people I know, I'm finding more or less the same as RT user scores, that probably just over half of the people like it, with close to half disliking it.

There are many theories about the people that dislike it (white men that hate women and minorities, "fans" that just hate anything that is new Star Wars, etc.), but oddly enough 75% of the women I talked to about it didn't like the movie (yes, I kept count) and over half of my friends that I asked that are ethnically not-white didn't like it either.

When it comes to old Star Wars fans just hating the new stuff, I'm hearing very mixed reactions from both the "classic Star Wars purists" as well as people that are extremely casual Star Wars fans.

Again, I'm obviously working with a small sample size, but what I'm seeing it that people, regardless of gender or race, aren't as in love with it as the overwhelmingly high scores from critics would indicate.

For what it's worth, I thought TFA was okay, I really enjoyed Rogue One, and I am extremely disappointed with TLJ.
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In other news, Rotten Tomatoes says the poor reviews are accurate: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain.../#b1682d542317

In my admittedly small sampling of people I know, I'm finding more or less the same as RT user scores, that probably just over half of the people like it, with close to half disliking it.

There are many theories about the people that dislike it (white men that hate women and minorities, "fans" that just hate anything that is new Star Wars, etc.), but oddly enough 75% of the women I talked to about it didn't like the movie (yes, I kept count) and over half of my friends that I asked that are ethnically not-white didn't like it either.

When it comes to old Star Wars fans just hating the new stuff, I'm hearing very mixed reactions from both the "classic Star Wars purists" as well as people that are extremely casual Star Wars fans.

Again, I'm obviously working with a small sample size, but what I'm seeing it that people, regardless of gender or race, aren't as in love with it as the overwhelmingly high scores from critics would indicate.
I'm finding VERY similar results

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For what it's worth, I thought TFA was okay, I really enjoyed Rogue One, and I am extremely disappointed with TLJ.
Exactly how I feel about those three movies.
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Here is a novel idea, maybe we are just tired of seeing the same unoriginal ideas over and over.
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Is there an age group correlation?
Older people LOVE the original trilogy and are trying very hard to love what comes out afterwards? Perhaps the younger crowds like the newer movies, mostly due to the fact they've been bombarded with special effects over and over again and have trouble really analyzing a good film.
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Again, I'm obviously working with a small sample size, but what I'm seeing it that people, regardless of gender or race, aren't as in love with it as the overwhelmingly high scores from critics would indicate.
You mean apart from it being the biggest box office success of the year? You mean apart from that

Yeah people hated it over a billion dollars worth.
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I think the answer the number of negative reviews is all the above. I saw it with friends and family, all had vastly different reactions.

1. Mom has never enjoyed Star Wars movies, she endures them so as not to be left out. She LOVED this one.

2. Dad who has taken a sharp right turn in his thinking(we honestly think itís dimentia), hated it for reasons he would not go into... yeah.

3. Friend 1 who is a semi-conservative lifelong harder core SW fan than me was right there with me, loved it for the most part while acknowledging it's not perfect.

4. Friend 2, also a lifelong SW fan, and most progressive guy I know, hated it! Agrees 100% Hammil that Luke was out of character and the casino sequence was horrendous.
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You mean apart from it being the biggest box office success of the year? You mean apart from that

Yeah people hated it over a billion dollars worth.
Yeah people loved The Force Awakens, globally about 2 billion dollars worth, and TLJ is closer to 1 billion dollars worth. You mean apart from that fact.

While TLJ isn't done at the box office, but let's compare apples to apples.
By 6th week, TFA had $885 mil domestic.
By 6th week, TLJ had $608 mil domestic.

No alternative facts.
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