Don’t like a movie or what an actor says? You’re automatically a troll.
Rotten Tomatoes had an option for people to vote on movies they want to see before the release. Since people have trashed Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode XI, the movie rating site has decided to remove it as a way to fight so-called trolls.
So I guess now when people don’t want to see what should be popular movies they are trolls. I guess it has absolutely nothing to do with Captain Marvel star Brie Larson’s trashing of white males and the fact that The Last Jedi sucked.
From Rotten Tomatoes:
What else are we doing? We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date. 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.
The website doesn’t specify Captain Marvel or Star Wars, but anyone with a brain can connect the dots. Unfortunately, Rotten Tomatoes has wiped the slates on all the upcoming movies, but Entertainment Weekly provided this:
In recent weeks, Rotten Tomatoes users have slammed Captain Marvel with negative comments so that it reportedly looked like the least anticipated Marvel movie ever, even though ticket pre-sales have been very strong (bigger than Aquaman or Wonder Woman, according to Fandango). Many of the comments were reportedly attacking the superhero film for having a female lead, and some were in reaction to star Brie Larson complaining that the press pool covering her film was “overwhelmingly white male.” She later clarified, “What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.”
The same trolling was happening for Episode IX, with the final installment of the Star Wars trilogy getting a trove of negative comments, despite the film not even having a trailer or title yet. Many of those comments were in reaction to fan disappointment with the previous film in the trilogy, The Last Jedi.
Here is a screenshot:
Am I a troll because I don’t want to see Captain Marvel after Larson’s comments? Oh my goodness, the privilege that drips off of her when she complains that her press conferences are full of white males! She attempted to clarify the remarks and claimed no one would lose a chair at her press conferences, but she wants to add more.
You don’t need to push feminism and trash white males in order to promote a film about a powerful, strong female lead!
Also, let’s talk about Star Wars. I am a huge Star Wars fan. I have R2D2 all over my kitchen. My living room has an R2D2 throw rug. But The Last Jedi stunk and I have no desire to see the next one.
Here’s the lesson: You want good reviews? Put out a quality product. Also, when you rant and rave about your social and political views, don’t be shocked when people respond in a negative way because not everyone thinks like you.
We deserve to have our opinions heard just as much as Larson, especially on a website designed for expressing those opinions.
Grow a spine, Hollywood.
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