'Captain Marvel' is already getting negative reviews, even before release
Captain Marvel is going to fly into our theaters on March 8, 2019, and has not even been screened for preview audiences yet. However, that does not mean that MCU's first female standalone superhero film has not already drawn the ire of a certain section of fans. These fans, seemingly unhappy that the movie itself exists, gave the film negative reviews online. Here's why.
Irritated fans have flocked online to post negative reviews
Irritated fans started posting negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the online review aggregator site. One fan said, "Why Marvel decided to cast a very vocal racist and sexist character aimed at white males, I'll never know. If Robert Downey Jr. started saying that he...doesn't want to be interviewed by a white woman as its not inclusive enough, people would lose their minds."
Brie Larson drew the ire of fans through her comments
Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers or the titular Captain Marvel in the movie, has managed to irk fans with her recent comments. She called for an increased amount of diversity among film critics and journalists, deciding to take interviews with a more diverse group. Although well intentioned, some people saw it as an attack on white males and rushed to vilify Larson's film.
Negative comments are from conservatives trying to derail progressive films
The negative comments on Captain Marvel are not actually reviews, since it would be impossible to post one without seeing the film. However, conservative fans have taken a disliking to the film since it has a female star. Moreover, she is outspoken about issues of sexism, ableism, racism in real life. This is just another attempt by conservatives to derail a progressive Marvel film.
Online bigotry has shown its face as films become progressive
Hollywood films are making a shift away from the traditional white male hero, and this has not been seen as a welcome move from conservatives online who have made their bigotry known. However, this latest attempt to dampen the spirit ahead of the release of Captain Marvel is unlikely to dampen the filmmakers' or the studio's spirit as the movie is still generating hype.