I know more young people (my age +/- five years, I suppose) that follow reviews these days than older people that have given up on reviews and, excuse me for the phrase, are set in their ways. It's the Age of the Internet where the word gets across at an alarming rate and for young people who are dedicated to the internet know RT can be a good barometer.
Then how does a film like Transformers become a bigger hit than a critic favorite if these sites supposedly work? That can be a number of factors. Newspapers and magazines are fading out, so the elder population that aren't as familiar with the net that might look to a review won't get it. Critically acclaimed films like to be unavailable to the public and most people won't drive to the one or two theaters in the country showing a movie to spend two hours on something they might or might now like. As for those that see a movie like Transformers and enjoy it are young kids, those who grew up with the toys and show, and those that don't care about reviews regardless of age, sex, or gender. Give or take...
Note: This is more of a Box-Office topic than GG.
Edited By Zahveed on 1260984123
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