When Ghostbusters released three years ago, director Paul Feig was very open regarding the campaigns launched by those against the all-female reboot, and now he's coming to the aid of another female-led film getting the same treatment: Captain Marvel.
Upon Captain Marvel's release, the movie was review bombed on Rotten Tomatoes and saw its audience score drop to a record low for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In response, Feig tweeted, "What a sad sad pathetic group of people are who organize to do things like this. I mean, seriously. In the immortal words of William Shatner, 'Get a life.' Good lord. "
What a sad sad pathetic group of people are who organize to do things like this. I mean, seriously. In the immortal words of William Shatner, “Get a life.” Good lord. https://t.co/mtcc32Upa2— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) March 8, 2019
Captain Marvel saw negative backlash after star Brie Larson made comments about creating "more inclusive" press days. She later clarified those remarks, saying, "What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away." The movie's "Want to See" section was then subject to a barrage of negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes later changed its review process, though it claims the attacks against Captain Marvel weren't the reason. Following its release, the film was also review bombed on IMDB. In spite of those campaigns, Captain Marvel is actually performing ahead of box office estimates and looks to be soaring to a fantastic $160 million opening weekend stateside.
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 the commander of Starforce, 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, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence.