"Rotten Tomatoes" suspended their user comments for "The Dark Knight Rises" after commenters reacted harshly about negative reviews of the movie.
Editor-in-chief Matt Achity said on Tuesday that it was the first time "Rotten Tomatoes" have disabled user comments after serious threat remarks were given to bad reviewers of the movie. He added that "The Dark Knight Rises" review will likely be restored by the end of the week.
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"The job of policing the comments became more than my staff could handle for that film, so we stopped the comments altogether," said Atchity. "It just got to be too much hate based on reactions to reviews of movies that people hadn't even seen."
Atchity said that the website might adapt that of Facebook's commenting system to avoid too many anonymous commenters. Other movie review sites like MetaCritic.com and MovieReviewIntelligence.com, either do not allow comments or do not consent comments to be posted prior to the release of the movie.
"There are a lot of options on the table," Atchity continued. "We may do away with comments completely or get to a place where comments are only activated after a movie opens."
Although "The Dark Knight Rises" have fresh 84% approval ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, the final Batman movie has been rated "rotten" by a few critics.
Marshall Fine from "Hollywood & Fine" made a review and received 97 comments on his site and 460 comments on Rotten Tomatoes before his review was finally removed. One commenter said that Fine should "die in a fire" while another said he wanted to beat the critic "into a coma."
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