After almost a week of campaigning to bomb review the Rotten Tomatoes score for Captain Marvel before its release, the website has disabled the feature. Prior to the removal of “Want to See” metric, Captain Marvel had a 29% rating.
‘Captain Marvel’ Anticipation Score Removed By Rotten Tomatoes
Although we did report it as the audience rating, the metric was actually a score monitoring the percentage of fans interested in watching the film, basically an anticipation ranking. Captain Marvel’s audience rating won’t be available until the film hits the theatres.
Found Support From Shazam Star Zachary Levi
Captain Marvel has even found immense support from across the table when Shazam! Star Zachary Levi defended the film.
“I just found this out last night, and for anyone out there who thinks you’re doing me a favor, you’re doing Shazam! a favor, or you’re doing Warner Bros.— you’re not,” he said. “This is not helping anyone or anything.”
Has Happened Before
This has happened with films in the past where groups have launched coordinated attacks in order to lower the score. The move has been coming since a long time, with Rotten Tomatoes taking steps in recent weeks to battle hateful audience comments.
We’ve seen this happen with Black Panther too, despite the film finding some amazing success at the box office. It went on to make $1.3 billion worldwide and even won seven Oscar nominations, three of which it won.
Captain Marvel hits the theaters on March 8.
The official synopsis of Captain Marvel is as follows:
Set in 1995, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with questions about her past and identity when Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.