The onslaught of negative Rotten Tomatoes reviews for Captain Marvel has seen the film plunge to the lowest-rating of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Nearly two weeks ahead of its release, Captain Marvel currently has a 45% Audience Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This is way below the next lowest MCU flick, 2008's The Incredible Hulk, which has a rating of 70%. Last week, online trolls who don't want the MCU's first female-led flick to succeed began filing fake and negative reviews in an attempt to purposefully lower the film's Audience Rating.
However, this more than likely won't deter fans awaiting the highly-anticipated flick starring Brie Larson. Last year, Black Panther endured the same issue and went on to cross the $1 billion mark at the box office. It also racked up the first-ever superhero film nomination for the Best Picture Oscar, as part of its seven nominations overall.
Larson has continued to stand up for diversity, inclusivity and feminism as she promotes Captain Marvel, even speaking out for more progression within the media itself. Her outspoken stance has triggered these haters, but Marvel's parent company Disney shouldn't be too worried as it also experienced the same trolling with Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which also went on to become a critical and commercial success.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives on March 8.