“That can happen in a relationship with film”: Emma Stone Gets Brutally Honest About Social Media Critics Bashing Movies Amid Madame Web Failure

Amid Madame Web's box office failure, Emma Stone addresses the issue of online trolling culture.

“That can happen in a relationship with film”: Emma Stone Gets Brutally Honest About Social Media Critics Bashing Movies Amid Madame Web Failure

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  • One major criticism that has become a part and parcel of life in today's world is the online trolling culture.
  • Appearing for an interview with The Times, the Poor Things actress Emma Stone noted the issue of social media critics.
  • Amid Madame Web’s failure, Stone touched upon the love-hate relationship between audiences and films, with a valid explanation.
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One major criticism that has become a part and parcel of life in today’s world is the online trolling culture. Surprisingly, these trolls and mockeries are often subjected to actors, filmmakers, and other industry professionals. Therefore, taking a stand, Emma Stone opened up about this online criticism and its impact on the entertainment industry at large.

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Emma Stone
Emma Stone in Poor Things

Appearing for an interview with The Times, the Poor Things actress Emma Stone noted how, with the surge in access to the internet, artists have started witnessing a rise in criticism. Previously, the right to scrutinize a form of art was only offered to critics, but now, with the power being handed out to audiences, things have started creating chaos in the industry. Amid Madame Web’s failure, Stone touched upon the love-hate relationship between audiences and films, with a valid explanation. 

Emma Stone Addresses the Issue of Social Media Critics Bashing Movies

Social media has undoubtedly been a crucial part of today’s culture. With people being hooked on the internet, social media is significantly impacting people’s mentality and opinions. One major impact of social media can be found in the entertainment industry at large. According to recent findings, it has been noted how the internet and netizens impact the success of films, more than anything.

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Emma Stone in The Favorite (2018)
Emma Stone in The Favorite (2018)

While previously, the right to dissect and scrutinize a film was solely offered to film critics, and now everyone with internet access has the opportunity to dump their judgment. This not only impacts audiences’ opinions about the film but also subjects actors, filmmakers, and other industry professionals to failure and bullying. Addressing this very issue, Poor Things actress Emma Stone opened up about her reflection on the situation.

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy

Speaking with The Times, Emma Stone noted how social media impacts public perception at large. With an abundance of internet access, netizens become prone to offer their opinion on social media, which is witnessed by other people, leading to them changing their opinion about a particular movie. This way, Emma Stone believes the success of a film gets significantly impacted for the worse.

Emma Stone in a still from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Emma Stone in a still from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

My mom has this saying that at the start of a relationship, you say, ‘Oh we’re so in love we finish each other’s sentences.’ Then, as time goes by, it becomes, ‘You’re always interrupting me.’ That can happen in a relationship with film.”

Discussing how quickly audiences go from loving a film to hating it, especially on social media, Emma Stone addressed the impact of online trolling culture, not just on films and industry professionals, but also on general audiences at large. 

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Dakota Johnson’s Madame Web Suffers Failure at Box Office 

Claiming how easily people switch their opinion based on other people’s judgment of a particular movie, Emma Stone noted how this online trolling culture has been affecting the success of films in recent years. In light of Dakota Johnson‘s Marvel movie Madame Web suffering at the box office, right after its release, Stone’s explanation seems to have a valid point.

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson in Madame Web

According to reports from Deadline, Dakota Johnson’s Marvel movie has received largely poor reviews. Even the writers of the movie got brutally slammed online for their history of working on failed movies. It seems that while Sony has been witnessing success with its animated Spider-Verse films, the studio’s live-action Spider-Man Universe is suffering significantly. Ever since MCU took Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, Sony began garnering mixed results with its films surrounding the web-slinger.

A still from Madame Web
A still from Sony’s Madame Web

Previously, Jared Leto’s Morbius turned into a critical and box office flop. And now Dakota Johnson’s Madame Web appears to be tracking to have the same disastrous result. The critical reviews from netizens on the recently released movie seem to set yet another bad look for Sony, which might have a trickle-down effect on its upcoming movies. Somehow, Sony and Madame Web seem to have their fates being played by netizens like Emma Stone noted. 

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