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

CHRISTIAN BALE as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Dark Knight Rises Photo: Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Kills Dark Knight Rises Comments