As Captain Marvel comes under fire from another review bomb campaign, a major Hollywood director who faced similar tactics in the past has posted to social media in support of the film: Rian Johnson, who directed and wrote Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Johnson's Star Wars installment was also targeted by similar groups of fans, who filled the Rotten Tomatoes page for his film with negative reviews. Johnson, who seems to be taking it in stride, posted to Twitter to suggest that getting review bombed is "pretty much the new 'Certified Fresh' badge."
Pretty much the new “Certified Fresh” badge https://t.co/uCia16jzaD— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 8, 2019
Similar attempts were made against Black Panther when it was released. Those campaigns ended up having no real effect on the box office results of Black Panther or Star Wars, and hopefully Captain Marvel will fare just as well as they did. As it stands, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film made a major impact on its Thursday preview night.
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.