The very first time ever movie-review aggregating site RottenTomatoes.com has suspended user comments after fans exploded with anger after experts gave negative reviews from the film "The Dark Knight Rises."
"The job of policing the comments became more than my staff could handle for that film, so we stopped the comments altogether," the site's editor-in-chief Matt Atchity stated within an open letter. "It just got to be too much hate-based on reactions to reviews of movies that people hadn't even seen."
Atchity stated comments are going to be disabled on "The Dark night" for any couple of days.
The website disabled user comments on reviews Tuesday after Christy Lemire from the Connected Press and Hollywood & Fine's Marshall Fine attracted negative and threatening comments.
Fine authored in the review that "anyone forecasting serious Oscar love for this lumpish, tedious film has been smoking too much of that potent, prescription California weed."
"Since the referral traffic seems to have crashed his server, we've temporarily removed the review link at Fine's request, so his site can go back up," stated Atchity.
Lemire authored the film didn't have "the spark that gave 2008's 'The Dark Knight' such vibrancy."
The film, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, is among the most anticipated films of the season. Fans happen to be clamoring for director Christopher Nolan's finale towards the trilogy, which is likely to dominate the summer time box office. The film formally opens Friday.
Within an interview using the New You are able to Occasions, Atchity stated he'll most likely restore the leaving comments system by Thursday or Friday. Atchity stated this incident makes him re-think the leaving comments system. Visitors are permitted to discuss reviews anonymously and that is something which could change.