Most, if not all, of this bad buzz is from people who haven't even seen the movie yet. Reviews from those who have seen it and who write articles people might actually read, are for the most part positive.
I think it will be fine in the end. We'll see.
The following review by Matthew Leyland in "Total Film" just went up on Rotten Tomatoes. It's a rave without gushing and with some minimal criticisms.
The bad buzz some sense going around forums could be a case of nerves fueled by those who see the movie as contrary to the "vision thing" or those jumping to half-formed conclusions based on what we know so far.
Deep breaths, folks. Deep breaths. Still a long way to go.
Here's the review by Matthew Leyland (oh, it's spoiler free
, by the way):
Don't put too much stock in the critics' reviews. There have been many films they've gushed over, which ordinary movie goers thought were terrible.
To be sure. And we also have a small number of reviews, so far (that have been quite positive). Still, it's better than the reviews correlating with any negative buzz (which has to be based on only one the real spoiler-ladened synopsis that we know of, so far -- the one linked to in this thread).
I will say that a consensus of critics' reviews is something to take stock in, though. Especially for those who may be curious.
What I think most people are hung up on is the whole "magic blood" thing. The other thing could be those hung up on Khan being a lily-white Englishman. More's the pity for them if they let that spoil the movie for them.