This is a before/after screenshot of Rotten Tomatoes’ purge of “troll” user reviews for “Captain Marvel,” which led to the review aggregate site deleting, from what I was told, close to half of the reviews they deemed to be by “trolls” of the Marvel film. The user score went from 32% to 60% due to the actions that were taken. Actual critic tomato-meter seems unchanged.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s “Captain Marvel” is very much designed for the Marvel “nerd.” A full-on cosmic orgy dabbled with nostalgia-driven details of the 1990s. This is a time-shifting space story teeming with deception at every turn, and, yet, when it reaches its finale one feels, quite frankly, un-involved by it, hell, even bored.Read more
Rotten Tomatoes has changed its entire user opinion system because of the low ratings “Captain Marvel” has been getting from movie fans.Read more
I’ll admit it, I was one of the journalists suckered by the rumor that Captain Marvel, the upcoming blockbuster from Marvel Studios, was being review bombed by fanboys. I should have known better.Read more
Well, consider me completely shocked by the overwhelmingly positive first reaction tweets for Marvel’s upcoming “Captain Marvel.” SHOCKED! I’m being sarcastic, of course, but name me another MCU movie that hasn’t had a positive overall tweet reaction? It’s pathetic how critics just stoop down and try to find the best combination of words to get those likes/retweets. Even a few of the critics seem to not be completely on-board have decided to just post whatever positives they saw, X-off the negatives. This isn’t film criticism, sorry. It’s just tweeting.Read more
I, quite honestly, can’t help but think that for most of the Spring I’ll have to sit back, at the comfort of my own home, and catch up with a bunch of gems from the ‘40s and ‘50s. With the exception of J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier” (March 13th) and Jordan Peele’s “Us” (March 21st) I have absolutely no excitement for the slate of studio films coming out between now until the end of April. I mean, unless you’re pumped for “Captain Marvel” (March 7th), “Dumbo” (March 29th) and “Avengers: Endgame” (April 26th), this is going to be a very stale season for cinephiles until Cannes kicks off in May. Maybe I should just go to SXSW.
Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" set in motion the possibility of a movie like "Captain Marvel" existing. Before that, having a female-led superhero movie was deemed "box-office poison" by the powers-that-be, whoever the hell those people are-- especially since 2005’sJennifer Garner-starring “Elektra," was a box-office bomb and seemed to reinforce that point to many. The success of "Wonder Woman" proved nay in terms of the mainstream not accepting a female superhero. They did. Jenkins' movie made $821M worldwide.Read more
The 1990s-set Marvel film serves as Marvel movie’s their first prequel. It also is their first superhero movie with a female lead. If you're going to do that, might as well hire Oscar-winner.
Brie Larson is set to play Carol Danvers, a pilot with superpowers. Here's my problem with this latest Marvel extravaganza: this is about some kind of galactic war between two alien races. Ugh.Read more