So "Man of Steel" has been a bit polarizing when it comes to reactions and feedback from those who have watched it. Most people who wanted to watch a cool Superman movie walked away pleased with the film, but the critic reviews on the other hand have been less than praise. This is not an absolute however as there are many critics who did enjoy the film, but if you are like me, you do find yourself on the elite sewing circle website of critics known as RottenTomatoes.com to see what the social elite of movie critics think of the new releases. And if you are even more like me than you thought; when you saw Man of Steel standing at a 56% on the Tomato Meter, you thought to yourself "I wonder what movies have a higher rating than Man of Steel"? And so, I give you a list of 10 movies with a higher score on RottenTomatoes.com than Man of Steel. Click the jump break to be entertained if not mildly baffled...
.....First off, I will say that I understand, as you should too, that reviews are subjective. They are opinion based commentary to assess the quality of entertainment and give you an opinion as to whether or not it is worth your time. I am not trying to insult those who judge Man of Steel to be "rotten", nor am I saying that the movies ranked higher than Man of Steel are complete Dogshit. But I did find an interesting irony in Man of Steel being deemed "worse" than the 10 movies listed below via the social majority of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Also, these are only "action adventure" movies of the 2000s....and 1 from 1999. I'm sure if you search other decades and genres, you'll find a cornucopia of ironic tomato ratings to fill your blogs until the New Year. Also keep in mind that these scores are as of 6/17/2013 and are subject to change.
Ok, boring disclaimer is done, on to the ironic judgment of those we hold on high...
Man of Steel - 56%
Superman Returns - 75%
Kingdom of the Krystal Skull - 78%
The Matrix Reloaded - 73%
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - 70%
Spider-Man 3 - 63%
Hulk (2003) - 62%
X-Men: The Last Stand - 57%
ALL OF THE STAR WARS PREQUELS!?
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - 57%
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - 67%
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - 80%
Ultimately, if there is one thing I would want this list to put into perspective, it's the fact that the only opinion that matters in the world of your personal taste is your own. In the world entertainment, you'll like what others hate, I'll like what you hate, and you'll hate what I like. Point is, in opinion based commentary on the fun and trivial....nothing is law. Because if we live in a world where all of the 10 movies listed above are deemed better than Man of Steel; nothing is sacred. Have fun at the movies, and stay Awesometacular!