Reviewer Lambasted for 'Negative' Review of Avengers
APRIL 26, 2012 - A week ago, I blogged that Marvel's The Avengers scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer! The next day, the score fell to 97% ostensibly because Amy Nicholson of Box Office Magazine gave a 'negative' review.
That 'blight' on The Avengers' score angered so many of the movie's fans that they lambasted her via some very nasty comments on the web page. Up to today, she had 83 comments, most of which are damning.
However, the fact is that Ms Nicholson actually gave a 'better than average' review, awarding three out of five stars for the movie. In other reviews, 3/5 stars mean a "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is curious how her rating had been considered negative on Rotten Tomatoes. Did she herself 'categorised' her review negative? Whatever it is, she is entitled to her opinion and does not deserve any of those nasty comments at all.
Meanwhile, another reviewer, Sam Bathe of www.fanthefiremagazine.com, actually disliked the movie, giving it two stars out of five! Some of his detractors believe he is trying to get publicity by being the 'second' critic who hates The Avengers!
You can catch Ms Nicholson's review at http://www.boxofficemagazine.com/reviews/2012-04-marvels-the-avengers.