Sour Grapes at Rotten Tomatoes, Listed Palin Movie as 'Science Fiction and Fantasy'

July 13th, 2011 2:28 PM

Earlier this morning, Washington Times blogger Kerry Picket discovered an unusual listing on the popular movie rating website Rotten Tomatoes. The new Sarah Palin documentary, 'The Undefeated,' was categorized not only as a documentary, but also as science fiction and fantasy.

Since Picket's blog was posted, the science fiction and fantasy tag has been removed, but it begs the question of why the film was categorized in the same listing as the fantasy tales of 'X-Men,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' and 'Transformers' in the first place.

The removal of the improper tag came without explanation or apology from Rotten Tomatoes.

In looking into the categorization of other political documentaries, from former Vice President Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' to conservative director Ray Griggs's 'I Want Your Money,' the films were all categorized only under the labels of documentary and special interest, not any less flattering labels.

Perhaps Rotten Tomatoes will pass it off as a simple mistake, but the choice of science fiction and fantasy, among all the other categories under which 'Undefeated' could have accidentally been placed, makes you think otherwise.