Here's another idea I've been thinking about lately.

Recently, Rotten Tomatoes decided to end allowing audiences to score if they want to see it or add comments because of Captain Marvel shenanigans. Not necessarily surprising since they're owned by Fandango, Warner Bros, and NBCUniversal. And of course, the alternative isn't all great either. IMdB is owned by Amazon (the absolute greatest).

And because of that, I've been thinking about starting an alternative to Rotten Tomatoes and IMdB. Here's what it would be like:

  • It would be built upon he existing self-hosted WordPress multisite network for Sandia Mesa websites, meaning that SandiaMesa.com accounts would work on the alternative as well.
  • It would allow for everyone, critics and audiences alike, to rate or comment about a film or show from the beginning moment that its page is up without the fear of being censored by the production company or distributor behind the film or show.

Thoughts?

Here's another idea I've been thinking about lately. Recently, Rotten Tomatoes decided to end allowing audiences to score if they want to see it or add comments because of Captain Marvel shenanigans. Not necessarily surprising since they're owned by Fandango, Warner Bros, and NBCUniversal. And of course, the alternative isn't all great either. IMdB is owned by Amazon (the absolute greatest). And because of that, I've been thinking about starting an alternative to Rotten Tomatoes and IMdB. Here's what it would be like: - It would be built upon he existing self-hosted WordPress multisite network for Sandia Mesa websites, meaning that SandiaMesa.com accounts would work on the alternative as well. - It would allow for everyone, critics and audiences alike, to rate or comment about a film or show from the beginning moment that its page is up without the fear of being censored by the production company or distributor behind the film or show. Thoughts?
[–] Ivan 1 point

This is a good idea. I don't know of any RT alternative besides the one @AOU mentioned here.

One thing I would suggest is making it a little more obvious when reviews are being written by the public before the film becomes available to the general public. That way 'politically charged' movie ratings wouldn't be as subject to manipulation based on bias (for or against).

For instance, have Captain Marvel up there with a tag 'pre-release' and a reviewers % score colored gray to denote it's a pre-release score. Then when the film goes public remove the 'pre-release' tag and start counting new reviews toward a new score, the post-release score that would be displayed in more traditional colors (ie red,yellow,green). But still keep the old reviews with gray headers or something to denote their timing and keep the gray pre-release score accessible from the full info page about the movie.

[–] AOU 2 points

Captain Marvel's first review on RT got "only" 3 stars. lol