Rotten Tomatoes users that some are dubbing as internet trolls have taken to the website to express their distaste with the film following comments made by the film’s lead, Brie Larson.
In an interview with Marie Claire, Larson talked about wanting to be more inclusive during her press tour, seeking out nonwhite male journalists for interviews.
“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” Larson says. “So, I spoke to Dr. Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.”
These comments didn’t sit well with some audiences, causing them to take to Rotten Tomatoes’ audience review section to vent their frustration, in turn bringing down the “want to see” score to 59 percent.
“brie larson has already said this isn’t for me.i’ll spend my money elsewhere,” one user wrote. “as a white male i dont think Brie would want me watching this movie,” another user shares.
There are many reviews echoing the sentiment that, following Larson’s comments, the film is not intended for white men.
Aside from this small collective of Rotten Tomatoes users, the film’s reception has been overwhelmingly positive.
Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be. It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film. A unique and fresh take on an origin story that feels new. Brie Larson is fantastic as Carol Danvers. This is one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/0ou7HU93MY
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019
Some reviewers are already set to plan Thanos’ funeral following the new trailer…
#CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is fucked.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019
Captain Marvel heads to theaters March 8. You can check out the trailer below.
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