Earlier this week, film critic Marshall Fine did something very common for a man of his profession: he wrote a negative review. Unfortunately, Fine wrote a negative review about “The Dark Knight Rises,” easily the most anticipated movie of the summer — and then the storm came.

The Hollywood and Fine helmer posted the first — and for a number of days, only — negative review about Christopher Nolan’s finale on Rotten Tomatoes. The piece struck a nerve with fans and, in just six hours, received a whopping 460 comments on the movie site, some of which even called for the critic’s death.

Many Batman supporters quoted “TDKR” to get their sentiment across, saying that his “punishment must be more severe” or that they haven’t given him “permission to die” yet. Other remarks could not be found in the script and were far more serious. One user expressed his desire for Fine to “die in a fire.” Another ruminated on beating the critic “with a thick rubber hose into a coma.”

Rotten Tomatoes tweeted a response, warning that users who post inappropriate comments will result in being banned from their site.

[via IndieWire]

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