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Fresh Fruits for Rotten Movies

How algorithms can have a bounce effect in the film industry has been explored by Adam Rogers. He describes in detail how the rating system of platforms like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic can have pre influence at the audience: early ratings will privilege mass compatible blockbusters and diminish the chances for those with smaller budgets and original concepts.

The ratings tend to binary results: up or down. This is very sad for the movie culture and will result in replicated mass products.

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