‘Gotti’ Fires Back At Movie Critics, Calling Them “Trolls Behind Keyboards”
Ratings and reviews are in for the new biopic Gotti, which follows the life of crime lord John Gotti, and they aren’t looking so good. The movie has gotten extremely low ratings, and the creators are not taking it too well.
The John Travolta-led movie received a staggering zero percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer”. This achievement is held with other cinematic failures like Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers and Jaws: The Revenge.
Critics have not been holding back on their reviews of the biopic, as not a single one has recommended the movie for viewers.
“I’d rather wake up next to a severed horse head than ever watch Gotti’ again,” Johnny Oleksinski wrote in the New York Post. He calls it “the worst mob movie of all time.”
“You might think this sounds hilariously bad. It must be so bad it’s kind of good, right? Wrong. Gotti is not remotely fun, even ironically,” Kristy Puchko of Pajiba writes.
However, despite it’s terrible critic reviews, it seems that people who watched it actually somewhat enjoyed the film. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 68% of the audience enjoyed the film. The average audience score is a 3.5/5.
After finding out the contrast of reviews, the marketing team for “Gotti” decided to make a new ad for the film that threw in a couple insults towards film critics. The movie’s Twitter account posted a new ad with the caption “Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it … The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself!”
In the ad itself, the marketing team in a not-so-subtle way calls out critics in all-caps and bold words that reads, “CRITICS PUT OUT THE HIT. WHO WOULD YOU TRUST MORE? YOU OR A TROLL BEHIND A KEYBOARD.”
Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself! pic.twitter.com/K6a9jAO4UH
— Gotti Film (@Gotti_Film) June 19, 2018
There is one person who is defending the film, and that’s Gotti’s son John Gotti Jr., who is also portrayed in the film. He told The New York Post that the movie is a seven out of ten, despite the fact that Travolta does not have his “father’s natural swagger.”