If you haven’t heard, aquaman got a 68% on rotten Tomatoes. It is a “fresh” rating but do you think a 68% is a good score on a college exam? I would consider it barely passing. Anyways, why does rotten Tomatoes give such low scores to DCEU movies? Yes, I agree the marvel films are better, but rotten Tomatoes literally TANKS the scores of DCEU movies (BVS, SS, and JL all got less than 45% on RT). The DCEU movies aren’t that bad. And MOS got 55% yet I thought it was really good.
Here is my opinion: RT LOVES kindhearted, happy, and sweet movies. So anything Disney pretty much makes. And they HATE dark movies, which is what the DCEU is. The MCU movies have never gotten a rotten score. Even movies that I believe were worse than BVS got above a 60%. Now there are some exceptions to my “RT hates dark” theory. The Dark Knight Trilogy got awesome scores on RT but those movies transcend the superhero genre. They are often considered the best movies (period) ever made. So 85% is kinda low for the greatest movies ever made. Also, RT is very liberal. See WW and Black Panther for proof. I’m sure you can find conservative movies that are good but RT gave them terrible ratings. Again, just my opinion. Thoughts? Feedback? Looking for others thoughts about this.