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Rotten Tomatoes Kills Dark Knight Rises Comments Because the Fanboys Couldn’t Behave

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CHRISTIAN BALE as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM and © DC Comics
Photo by Ron Phillips

Here is why we cannot have nice things today: Rotten Tomatoes had to turn off user comments — for the first time in its history — because Dark Knight Rises fans went nuts against any critic who'd written a negative review. "The job of policing the comments became more than my staff could handle for that film," explained editor-in-chief Matt Atchity. Also, the fanboys broke rule No. 1 of Internet commenting, which is that you don't start with the personal attacks until after you've seen the movie. Just courtesy.

Photo: Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.