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“It doesn’t deserve the hate men are giving it”: Brie Larson Fans Target Men for The Marvels Getting ‘Review-Bombed’

Fans are divided over bad early critical reviews of 'The Marvels.'

"It doesn't deserve the hate men are giving it": Brie Larson Fans Target Men for The Marvels Getting 'Review-Bombed'


  • MCU's highly anticipated 'The Marvels' received several negative reviews from early screening.
  • Some fans claimed the movie was poorly received by only male critics.
  • Fans are divided while the debate over the movie review sparked.

The post-Endgame scenario of the Marvel Studios has not been very favorable as the studio has struggled to make high bucks from the recent releases. There are several factors on the table but the most obvious could be the superhero fatigue similar to what their rival DC Studios has faced before. 

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(L-R): Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, and Teyonah Parris as Captain Monica Rambeau in Marvel Studios’ THE MARVELS. Photo by Laura Radford. © 2023 MARVEL.

MCU’s highly anticipated The Marvels is all set to hit the theaters, however, the reviews from the early release have been quite concerning. The loyal fans of the MCU took to social media platforms to defend the movie targeting men as the movie is on the verge of getting review-bombed.

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The Marvels Early Reviews Are Concerning

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The Marvels. Credit: Marvel Studios

The early reviews of Nia DaCosta’s Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani starrer The Marvels push the movie towards the edge of being review-bombed. Many critics have claimed that the movie is far from reaching their expectations. However, as the negative headlines dominate the outlets, many have praised the movie as well. The Marvels has managed to claim a 59% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Still, the dominating negative headlines have been concerning, at least for the MCU fans. They have now come out in support of the movie while claiming the bad reviews are the result of male reviewers who failed to digest the essence of the movie. Of course, The Marvels, led by three female superheroes, has the obvious undertone of feminism and perhaps, it is quite essential to the narrative as well. However, the success-determining factors always remained, will the narrative prompt massive ticket sales? 

Negative reviews may hinder the box-office collection of the movie. Now, it would be really interesting to see if the sequel could meet the collection of Captain Marvel which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide.

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Brie Larson Fans Slammed All White Men Negative Reviews

Brie Larson in The Marvels
Brie Larson in The Marvels

Film critic Tessa Smith claimed that most critics were white men at the early screening of the movie. Smith vehemently emphasized the fact that such a one-sided collective approach to reviewing a film could influence the audience in a negative light altering the perception of the narrative. 

“I am one of the fresh ratings on RT. Look at the rotten ratings. Mostly men. Mostly white men. At the critic screening last night, multiple men had their mind made up, complaining about watching it before it started,” Smith wrote on X.

With her remark, many fans have come in for the aid to defend the critical bash of the movie.

The Marvel Studios would desperately want to see the cash flow from The Marvels. Certainly, the movie isn’t perfect and has several concerns among fans including the runtime, being the shortest MCU movie. However, fans claimed that ‘all male critics’ have attempted to push the movie under a negative impression just because the movie is led by female superheroes.

The Marvels is scheduled to hit the theaters on 10 November 2023.

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Written by Lachit

Lachit Roy is a science and entertainment news writer with a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Tezpur University. He has covered various science articles on and is very enthusiastic about writing entertainment news and trends. Being a movie buff, he is keen on possessing knowledge of the world of cinema and is very fond of bringing the news of the entertainment world to the global fandom. When not writing, he would spend most of his time watching movies or series, sometimes gardening but mostly acquiring knowledge of the beats of his interest.