Eh, it might be ok…

For those that don’t know, Rotten Tomatoes is a site that gathers all the reviews it can find about a particular movie and gives you a summary of the critics’ reviews by classifying each one’s verdict on the film as either “Fresh” or “Rotten”. They give you the percentage of fresh to rotten votes and the picture’s average rating on a scale of 1 to 10.

While there have been “perfect” movies before, but the only one with more than 100 reviews and no rotten marks is Toy Story 2. It received an average rating of 9.3 out of 10. Finding Nemo had 2 rottens out of 170 reviews, with an 8.8 rating. The Two Towers managed 2 rottens out of 202, with an 8.7 rating.

Well, the reviews on The Return of the King are in, and while it has 3 rottens out of 136 reviews, it’s average rating is 9.2 out of 10!

The three negative reviews come from Stephen Whitty of the New Jersey Star Ledger (with bone-headed statements like “Jackson’s movie doesn’t ignore other races, or patronize them. It casts them as villains. Why is it, otherwise, that our heroes’ latest enemies are said, ominously, to come ‘from the South,’ and enter riding elephants and wearing burnooses? Why, then, would Aragorn gives a rousing speech before the climactic battle, telling his troops that they fight for ‘the West’ and all they hold dear?”); David Elliott of the San Diego Tribune (who’s ignorance of the novels is so staggering I don’t even know where to start); and Michelle Alexandria of Eclipse Magazine (who has the most valid points of the three–though she somehow thinks Gollum is a waste of screen time. And even she thinks Sean Astin deserves an Oscar).

I am not getting excited. Deep, cleansing breaths…

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8 Responses to Eh, it might be ok…

  1. Kim says:

    Oh! We just got home from seeing it. You wanted me to tell you how it ended, right? They win.

  2. Scott says:

    Yeah, the Ring is destroyed.


    Psst: it kicks ass!

  3. Kim says:

    Yeah, it was awesome. Really, really, really awesome. I’m actually jealous you’ll be seeing it twice on Friday. I don’t get to see it again till Christmas weekend.

  4. GeekMan says:

    Saw it. Loved it. But is it just me, or is the homoeroticism getting a little thick? Especially with the little bed scene at the end?

    Best line “Well, that still only counts as ONE.”

  5. Mandie says:

    legolas dies. haha

    awesome, definately awesome. I’ll prolly be going to see it every week for the next month just to see all the little details I missed the first time I saw it.

  6. Scott says:

    Sam and Frodo at the Grey Havens was also homoerotic, but hey, who cares?

    Rohirrim Charge was THE best moment in the film. Pelennor Fields rocked, and Eowyn and Merry did not disappoint.

  7. Solonor says:

    Not listening! Not listening! *gollum*

  8. skits says:

    We saw it last night! And it rocked! And I can’t stop using exlamation marks!

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