“Captain Marvel” was hit with tens of thousands of audience reviews just hours after the film opened in theaters on Friday, scoring a dismal audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 33%.
“As of 8 a.m., the film had a 33 percent audience score from more than 58,000 reviews,” reported The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet credited the low audience rating to “trolls” sandbagging the film, noting that the number of reviews in a matter of mere hours from “Captain Marvel’s” opening is “more than the total of audience score reviews for Avengers: Infinity War for its entire theatrical run.” . . .
Captain Marvel’s audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 35%. Ouch. pic.twitter.com/nEV5WTGY2r
— Amanda Prestigiacomo (@AmandaPresto) March 8, 2019
“Very little to get excited about here as the villain is the best character in the movie. Brie Larson is awfully miscast in the lead role. Thumb up for Mendelsohn and Jackson. As a lead-in to End Game it’s both inadequate and unnecessary,” reads one review from the site. . .
Rotten Tomatoes recently amended their system to bar the general public from leaving reviews before the film is released. This was apparently an effort to cut back on “trolls” leaving negative reviews.
“We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date,” said Rotten Tomatoes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership. We have decided that turning off this feature, for now, is the best course of action. Don’t worry though, fans will still get to have their say: Once a movie is released, audiences can leave a user rating and comments as they always have.” (Read more from “‘Captain Marvel’ TANKS Hours After Premiere” HERE)