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Offline kimmy

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2019, 03:04:50 pm »
All of the current run of Marvel/Disney "MCU" movies are hits, the only question is "how big?"   They come in different grades.  "Pretty big", such as Doctor Strange or Ant Man. "Big", like Thor or Captain America, "Huge" like Guardians of the Galaxy or Iron Man, and "Incredibly gigantic" like Black Panther and the Avengers movies.

The latest entry, Captain Marvel, looks on pace to chart somewhere towards the high end of "huge", but not quite in the "incredibly gigantic" range.

That's not a huge shock... Wonder Woman proved a couple of years ago that a female-led superhero movie could make money. And positioned as a lead-in to the upcoming Avengers movie, Captain Marvel had a built-in advantage that made it almost unavoidable that it would be a success.

But that didn't keep some folks from trying!

Over 58,000 user reviews were posted on Rotten Tomatoes within hours of Captain Marvel's opening Friday.  That number seems suspiciously high, because Avengers: Infinity War, among the biggest box office hits ever, didn't get 58,000 user reviews during its whole theatrical release. The CinemaScore rating-- exit polling of people who actually saw the movie-- gave it an "A" rating.  The high number of negative reviews has been attributed to a concerted effort by alt-right trolls, GamerGaters, and similar misogynists who don't like the idea of a sci-fi movie with strong female presence, non-white heroes, or anything else they consider "Social justice warrior bullshit".  Similar movements happened around Black Panther,  Mad Max: Fury Road, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Rotten Tomatoes has removed thousands of reviews they deemed fake, which has the embittered troll community crying "censorship!"

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