Captain Marvel! this is news is one of those that you just can’t escape from. It’s been literally everywhere, recommended in all the feeds.
Rotten Tomatoes explains why it removed thousands of audience reviews on Captain Marvel’s opening dayArticle by IGN
If you don’t know what happened here, the Captain Marvel audience review score on Rotten Tomatoes was at 33% and then, suddenly, a lot of reviews just disappeared and got deleted. Some people were estimating over 50,000 deleted reviews. At the moment, the review score it’s sitting at 55% approval ratio.
All those bad reviews where defined as ‘trolls’, so they were removed. So, if you’re a troll, then your opinion doesn’t count. That’s a good excuse to remove freedom of speech!
This annoys me on so many levels, because it reminds me of the goddamn Amy Schumer thing. Her Netflix special, which was one of the worst things I’ve ever watched, had 5% like ratio according to Google users. After the bad reviews, Netflix removed the 5 star rating system, which now makes it impossible to find something that you actually like.
Rotten Tomatoes said that it was a bug that removed 10,000 audience reviews. Sure. Are we expected to believe this?
Why was this film getting all those bad reviews in the first place? Considering how many Marvel films they’ve done at this point, it’s probably kind of hard to innovate. Personally, I think (I am not supposed to give my own opinion) a lot of people disliked this film because of the main actress, Brie Larson, who is probably one of the most unlikeable lead female characters I’ve seen in a long time.
Interviewer: what does it mean to be a woman in film?
Brie Larson: it means it’s really hard… and if you’re a woman of color, then it’s really, really hard
Imagine being attractive and be paid millions and then going “it is so hard”. What’s ironic about this whole situation about reviews getting removed is that Brie Larson, herself, in the past, expressed that she doesn’t like the way the system of reviews is done because a movie that she did, A Wrinkle In Time, got bad reviews. Her response to that was that it wasn’t made for you, 67% of white men are making these reviews and that’s why it got bad reviews.
They’ve released findings that 67% of the top critics reviewing the 100 highest grossing movies in 2017 were white males. Less than a quarter were white women and less than 10% were unrepresented men. Only 2.5% of those top critics were women of colorBrie Larson
It’s important to know the fact here that Brie Larson doesn’t hate white men.
…and I’m also saying I don’t hate white dudes! (…) Am I saying that I hate white dudes? No… I’m not. (…) and for the 3rd time, I don’t hate white dudes!Brie Larson
Whether you agree with her or not, I think her politics is what muddled people’s opinion about her. I think what annoys me most out of all this is the straw-manning of if you didn’t like this film, then that means you’re a troll or that you don’t like seeing strong female characters. I stumbled upon this footage:
There are people who get very bent out of shape about the fact that she’s a woman (Brie) and wants to see women moving into an equal place in humanity to men. Sad. It must be sad to be that kind of dinosaur wandering toward the tar pits.
No one cares. No one is making this argument that people don’t want equality or seeing strong female characters.