Prelude: Pee Wee Herman needs to be the movie trailer voice guy and he needs to be the movie trailer voice guy yesterday. Hell as far as I'm concerned just plop Pee Wee down on Chairy and have him do commentary as a DVD extra to every movie. Actually scratch that, the last time Pee Wee added commentary in a movie theater things didn't work out so well for him. Nothing will kill a kid's franchise quicker than getting arrested for exposure at an adult theater. Nothing.
Anyhow the big story out yesterday was that a bunch of movie reviewers who gave negative scores for the Dark Knight Rises on Rotten Tomatoes are getting death threats from Batman Fanboys. So what does Rotten Tomatoes do? They shut down the comment section communist China style so no one can say anything anymore. Ummmm what? Hey memo to Rotten Tomatoes: the internet comment section has always been and will continue to be the safe haven for internet tough guys everywhere. It's a virtual thunderdome where you can say things to people that you'd never say to their face behind the safety of a keyboard and a screen name. Like yeah sometimes things said on comment sections get out of hand. But you've always got to remember that the person saying they want you to die is probably typing that from the basement of their parent's house dressed like Adam West with their family dog wearing a Robin costume. They're not actually going to act on it. Not to mention the things said weren't even that bad. Most of them were quotes from the movie. Others were things like saying they wished a reviewer would 'die in a fire.' You kidding me? That's probably one the nicest things said on the internet yesterday! I'd take it as a compliment. Bottom line is if you don't want people to tell you to die then don't go on the internet. So a bunch of nerds told you to die in a fire and you had to shut down your whole site. Grow up Rotten Tomatoes.
PS: How quickly would comment sections shut down if you had to use your full legal name and address with every comment? Cricket city. Quieter than a Penn State police report.