Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pixar goes ROTTEN! (UPDATED)

Well, it was bound to happen eventually: Pixar has a rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a site which combines the reviews of many critics to create a single, average rating.

Contrary to what I thought would happen after reading some early reviews, Cars 2 currently has a rating of 59%! Now, obviously, this rating can go up after more critics see and rate the film, but it is almost assuredly going to be Pixar's lowest rate film to date.

It currently has 17 ratings, 10 "rotten" and 7 "fresh".Stay tuned for my review in just a few days. Now I'm not sure what to think of the film. I'm still excited to see it, but my expectations are, well, undecided.

The end of an era . . . .

UPDATES: Cars 2 now has a rating of 55% on RT, and has been voted on by 23 critics.

As pointed out by yensid98 in the comments, Rotten Tomatoes isn't always a fair aggregator of reviews out there. While it is legitimate and reliable, it's important to take a range of different sources into account. Metacritic, a site similar to Rotten Tomatoes in the fact that it combines many critics' views to attain a single, overall rating, currently has a score of 62% for Cars 2 with 5 critics having rated the film. Still not a spectacular score, but we'll see what we all think come the day after tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

No news about Disney's PLANES?


yensid98 said...

I don't put much stock in Rotten Tomatoes' scores. Metacritic is a much more accurate measure of a films critical response due to its policies.

Right now (with 5 reviews) 'Cars 2' has a score of 62 out of 100. http://www.metacritic.com/movie/cars-2

Futile said...
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Futile said...

Rotten tomatoes bases a reviewer rating of 60% or higher as a +1 and a 59% or lower is a minus one and then they average that score, don't they? If so they're actually calculating an average of averages. It's quite possible for 100 reviewers to give a movie 59% rating and it's rotten tomatoes score would be ZERO PERCENT. That's in no way a good way to calculate an average...provided my assumptions about their calculations is correct.