Solo: A Star Wars Story boycotters appear to be tampering with Rotten Tomatoes score


People who are boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story appear to be review bombing Solo: A Star Wars Story on Rotten Tomatoes. Are you really that surprised though?

Solo: A Star Wars Story, like Star Wars: The Last Jedi before it, is bombing on the audience review portion of Rotten Tomatoes. Generally, there isn’t too significant of a disparity between the critic’s review compared to that of the fanboys, but with the past two Star Wars films there has been.

Both films have come in fresh off the press from the paid professionals, with The Last Jedi at a stellar and Solo: A Star Wars Story at a respectable 71 percent, thus far. Scores 60 percent and above are labeled as “fresh,” while those falling below that are designated with a “rotten” rating.

Why does the amauter score differ so significantly from the paid professionals? Is this massive gap standard? Let’s take a look at Star Wars film’s Rotten Tomatoes rankings from times past and investigate the matter. You might want to buckle up, baby.

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Star Wars Rotten Tomatoes scores film by film.

  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) — Fan Score: 96 percent. Critics score: 93 percent
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) — Fan Score: 95 percent. Critics score: 97 percent
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)– Fan Score: 94 percent. Critics score: 80 percent
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) — Fan Score: 59 percent. Critics score: 55 percent
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) — Fan Score: 57 percent. Critics score: 66 percent
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) — Fan Score: 65 percent. Critics score: 79 percent
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) — Fan Score: 88 percent. Critics score: 93 percent
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) — Fan Score: 87 percent. Critics score: 85 percent
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) — Fan Score: 47 percent. Critics score: 91 percent
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) — Fan Score: 56 Critics score: 71 percent

As you can see, both Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi share a symbiotic bond. Both rank No.1 and No.2 respectively of Star Wars films with the largest gap in Rotten Tomatoes rankings.

We looked into it and found it that there is a great disturbance in the Force clouding the Rotten Tomatoes score judgments. It appears ( by that I mean it most certainly is) that the salty fanboys “boycotting” Solo: A Star Wars Story are voting on the film’s overall score.

One of two things is happening here. Either they lifted the boycott and are going back on their word, or, they are voting without seeing the film. YouTube videos are even made by those who claimed they were boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story. 

Let the hate flow through you crybaby Star Wars “fans.” — can we really call you genuine Star Wars fans at this point? Your efforts trying to get Kathleen Kennedy fired will fail, just like your lame “boycott” already has.

The rest of us will live joyful, fruitful lives; while you middle-class frauds will let the hate of the Dark Side consume you from the inside out.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently playing in theaters, worldwide.

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