You would think, knowing the difference between the Rotten Tomatoes’s ‘Audience Reviews’ and their ‘Audience Interest’ would be pretty easy. Not if you are a member of the pop culture media.
Yes, numerous publications are POUNCING on the idea that racist, sexist, alt-right trolls are giving negative reviews to a movie that they haven’t even seen yet. The only problem is…they aren’t. What upsets the media is that people have been using the site’s ‘Interested/Not Interested’ feature, a standard feature on Rotten Tomatoes to gauge public excitement for a film that has yet to be released, in order to show that they are NOT interested in watching the movie and why. The problem for the media is the movie they are NOT interested in watching is Disney’s Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson, and that is a no-no. The screenshots that the media sites are using makes it clear that these are NOT reviews but people stating why they won’t see the movie.
So what does the media do? Attack those who are not down with Brie Larson’s Big Feminist movie and write off their legitimate concerns as sexist complaints from trolls. With a media like this, it is no wonder why box office projections for the film have plummeted nearly 90 million dollars in recent weeks along with the comments Brie Larson have made which have turned people off of the film in the first place.
This is not the first time that the media have taken issues with reviews that don’t favor their agenda. Last year, The media accused a group of DC film fans of plotting to give Black Panther a bad audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, they also blamed the same group for the negative audience score for The Last Jedi as well, none of these accusations were proven or substantiated.
What you are seeing here is a shill media in full attack mode trying to defend the image of a Disney superhero film that promotes feminism. Since their films cannot be seen in a negative light, they are trying to discredit detractors to protect their narrative. If this continues for another two weeks, we are positive that this will only mean good things for Captain Marvel’s box office haul when it hits theaters on March 8th…