Captain Marvel’s Audience Score On Rotten Tomatoes Is Low

This article is the opinion of Kyle Malone and not indicative of LRM Online.

The internet is both a great and a terrible place. The anonymity provided is also a double edged sword. The free flow of information, for most of the world, is a net positive in my opinion, but there are people that use this power towards nefarious ends. I also appreciate the ability to remain anonymous because it allows people to give opinions without fear of losing a job due to over-sensitivity or political correctness run rampant.

It is with this double edged sword that Captain Marvel is being stabbed with. As of 12:19 p.m. east coast time the film has a 51% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Remember that only the press and official critics have seen this movie so far. That means people are leaving scores without actually seeing the film. This score is the result of a call to action to make the movie “bomb” due to comments Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Mavrel) made during a press event. Larson essentially said that she desired a diverse group of press at events for the film and didn’t need just white males.

Her actual comments are not as bad as some outlets made them to be. At no time does she say white males are valued any less than other genders or races. At no point does she say she wants to ban white males from her press events. She only says that she wishes the press events were more diverse. There are plenty of arguments to be had with demographics, birth rates, child rearing, and societal norms and their effect on pop culture, but I don’t see any reason people should lower the rating of a movie based on her comments. She could have been more diplomatic for certain, but wishing that geek culture and entertainment reporting was more diverse is not a bad thing in and of itself.

I am excited for Captain Marvel, but before you call me a shill, brainwashed, or fake hear me out. This movie has had one of the worst PR campaigns in Marvel Cinematic Universe history. Almost every trailer has ranged from “meh” to “blah” and Brie Larson has said some things during press events that some have taken to be negative towards certain genders and races. However, it is a MCU film and in Marvel I trust.

I have been in love since Iron Man and there’s not a single MCU movie that I hate. Of course there are great ones and ones that are not so great, but none that I would never watch again.

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The fact that people are feeling the need to try and tank a movie before its release shows that those people are as sensitive as, if not more than, the people they speak out against. I keep politics out of my writings but let me assure you that if I avoided actors and actresses that said things i disagreed with or whose politics didn’t align with mine, I would be incredibly bored. I just want to be entertained. I understand those that don’t want to spend their money on people they don’t like or disagree with, but to try and sway others with false reviews is incredibly childish.

What do you think about the act of “review bombing” movies? Are you going to see Captain Marvel? Let us know in the comments below.

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SOURCES: Rotten Tomatoes, Comic Book

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Kyle Malone

Kyle is a Senior Editor and Multimedia Manager for LRM Online. He is a Retired Soldier and Business School graduate who loves movies, comics, and video games. He shares his passions with his wife & their awesome little geek-in-training.

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