In a recent article by Indiewire, and a follow up to a recent post by myself, something very interesting happened. Get Out, the Jordan Peele directorial debut lost its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you remember correctly, the social commentary/horror film received a legendary (and nearly unprecedented)  100% rating on the popular movie review website. This however has come to a screeching halt as the rating has dropped to a 99% rating *gasp*, all due to one notorious critic, Armond White denounced the film, dropping its approval rating, and effectively ending the streak. One of the film’s stars, Lakeith Standfield took to Twitter to voice his disapproval. In a now deleted tweet, he expressed, “Armond White is a bitch.”, bringing in plenty of sympathizers in his wake. Personally, I find the situation to be highly amusing. Was it amazing to see a horror movie maintain a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes after 149 ratings, a score rarely received? Absolutely. However, I feel like it was only inevitable that someone come around who just could stand that fact, and have the strong immovable urge to mess with the rating. Despite the movie only holding a “mediocre” 99% on the website, the matter of the fact is that it, for a decent duration, held a 100%. On top of that, the movie (again being in the horror genre, which makes this more incredible) was known and receiving press for such a feat. That, in itself, is an accomplishment no reviewer can take away. Well, in a sentimental way.

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