Originally Posted by Sebastian OB
But here's the thing -- who gives a shit? What business is it of yours who gets their validation and where? As long as Dark Shape isn't hate-bombing reviewers with death threats, I could give shit what sort of delusional validation he gets out of life.
My comment wasn't directed at Dark Shape, as I didn't get the impression he was the one doing what he was talking about.
And I'm sorry, I do think this obsession with Tomatometer percentages is the worst kind of mania. It boils everything about a film down to some imperfectly-derived raw number where nuance and clarification are thrown out the window in favor of an unreliable binary system of "fresh or rotten." Especially when many of the aggregated reviews don't fall neatly into either camp. It's the distillation of film criticism and appreciation into mathematical formula, and too many people are using it to declare their pet film the winner of some mythical contest.