“I see this film as a threat to international security”: Hilarity Ensues as 1 Horrifying ‘Madame Web’ Review Goes Viral For All the Right Reasons

The film received a rotten score of 13% from critics on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

“I see this film as a threat to international security”: Hilarity Ensues as 1 Horrifying ‘Madame Web’ Review Goes Viral For All the Right Reasons

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  • The Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney starrer Madame Web was released to extremely negative reviews.
  • The film has been a subject of memes and TikToks ever since its trailer dropped, with many trolling the film’s writing.
  • A viral TikTok review of the film is doing the rounds on the Internet, saying that the film was so bad that a zero rating would be too high.
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Though the trailer of Madame Web promised a terrible film, fans seemed to have underestimated it as the film became one of the worst-rated Sony comic book films. The Sydney Sweeney and Dakota Johnson starrer had been a subject of memes ever since the trailer came out but the film seemed to have gained more hate than Jared Leto’s Morbius.

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While Madame Web secured a terrible 14% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film received more hilarious reviews trashing it on TikTok. One review on the social media platform roasted the film to bits and has gone viral due to its hilarious bashing of Madame Web. The reviewer, Ashley K Smalls was so ruthless in her review that she refused to give a rating, saying that giving it a zero would be ‘too high’.

Dakota Johnson’s Madame Web Secures Terrible Reviews On Release

Dakota Johnson in Madame Web
Dakota Johnson in Madame Web

Sony Pictures’ Madame Web was supposed to be a culmination of different heroes from the Spider-Man universe in a single film to defeat a common threat. The franchise has been expanding since it began with 2018’s Venom, which still remained the franchise’s strongest entry. While the Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney starrer was supposed to be a worthy prequel to the Spider-Man series, the barrage of negative reviews proved otherwise.

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According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a rotten score of 13% from critics, who mainly criticized the writing of the film. It has become the lowest-rated film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe a.k.a SSU and has also received a rotten score of 54% from the audiences. The film was said to be much worse than the franchise’s previous entry, Morbius.

Sydney Sweeney in Madame Web
Sydney Sweeney in Madame Web

Many of the reviews pointed to the flaws of the film being its terrible screenplay and the lack of chemistry among the main leads. The plot sets up Johnson’s Madame Web trying to save different Spider-Women from the villain, Ezekiel Sims. A reviewer from The Hollywood Reporter wrote of the film,

“Madame Web doesn’t concern itself much with the kind of specific background that might lend its characters some depth. The film operates on a need-to-know basis, forcing people to explain themselves through inelegantly breathless exposition.”

While the review still mentioned that lead star Dakota Johnson, who plays Cassandra Webb in the film, delivers a decent performance, she seemed to lack any energy. The writing and the dialogues too were criticized by many fans and critics.

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Hilarious TikTok Review Bashes Madame Web

A still from Madame Web
A still from Madame Web

While the reviews for Madame Web have been dismal and have only been in the negative, social media was having a field day with the film. Much like the SSU’s previous entry Morbius, the Internet began making memes on the film since the trailer dropped, with Johnson’s dialogues being the subject of ridicule.

Social media was rife with memes, reels, TikToks, and reviews of the film, but one review took the cake when it came to bashing the film. In the TikTok uploaded by Ashley K Smalls, the user slams the film for wasting $20 of ticket money for being terrible. She mentioned that she went to the film with her nephew as he wanted to watch the film, but they both hated it. In her video, Smalls said,

“I live in New York, where it costs almost $20 to see a film. I could use the $20 in my pocket to wipe the wine off the table I just spilled from trying to drink the memory of this film away. And it would be a better use of that $20 than using it to see this movie.”

Ashley Smalls went on to say that she usually did not do reviews of films that she hated so that others who could be more constructive could do a better job. But she chose to do it on Madame Web because, she joked, “I see this film as a threat to international security. And I’m making this video as a public service”.

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The content creator also went on to criticize the foreshadowing and Easter Eggs of Spider-Man as a young Ben Parker (played by Adam Scott) featured in Madame Web. Smalls then went on to compare the film’s impact on her young nephew to that of her watching The Last Airbender by M Night Shyamalan.

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Written by Nishanth A

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.