Star Wars: The Last Jedi is shockingly one of the most divisive films of the year. Critics are giving it almost all around positive reviews, but long-time fans seem to disagree with a lot of changes made with the film. The biggest shock is that the movie has the largest divide between fans and critics out of any Star Wars film on Rotten Tomatoes. It currently has a 93% fresh rating from critics with an average rating of 8.2/10, but a 54% rotten rating from fans with an average rating of 3.2/5. That fan rating may not be legitimate though. Jeremy Conrad has come forward on Twitter with evidence that shows bots are being used to give the movie bad ratings.
On Sunday, a Facebook user claimed to have been the one that made the bot for the bad reviews. Many didn’t take his word as truth, though, considering anyone could’ve said that. But Jeremy Conrad did some investigating and found that this may be true.
It appears as thought the bot, which was made to spam bad reviews for The Last Jedi, has malfunctioned and is now spamming those negative reviews for other movies. The Rotten Tomatoes spokesperson has come forward claiming the negative reviews are not a hoax, but this suggests otherwise.
I think this is a problem Rotten Tomatoes needs to fix, so fans can accurately gauge the reactions to the movie.
Source – Twitter
Check out our spoiler review of The Last Jedi here.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now.
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis