Disney Plus’ new miniseries “Ms. Marvel,” that includes the MCU’s first-ever Muslim superhero, was subjected to review-bombing on IMDb regardless of receiving glowing critiques from critics.
Premiering yesterday on Disney’s streaming platform, the collection was flooded with adverse critiques on IMDb, leading to an total score of 6.5 out of 10 as of this writing, the bottom score of any MCU present. Over 23 p.c of the present's critiques gave a score of 1, whereas 41 p.c gave it a ten. Critics counsel this form of polarized distribution factors to review-bombing from hostile viewers.
The inconsistency between the crowd-sourced rankings and critic critiques additionally suggests one thing extra is occurring than viewers merely disliking the brand new present. On Rotten Tomatoes, the present at the moment boasts a staggering 95 p.c, making it the second-highest rated MCU movie or present thus far.
Whereas the rationale for the onslaught of one-star critiques on IMDb is troublesome to pinpoint, this isn’t the primary time one thing like this has occurred to a Marvel manufacturing.
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The observe of evaluate bombing — which, as its title suggests, entails bombarding a film with poor critiques — has been on the rise lately, noticeably with tasks showcasing Hollywood’s better conscientiousness in the direction of illustration.
Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel serves as illustration on a number of fronts. The character is a Muslim, South Asian teenage lady getting into a superhero universe that’s primarily been explored on display screen by white male actors named Chris.
Chloe Zhao’s “Eternals” additionally fell sufferer to review-bombing after its premiere, as did “Captain Marvel,” considered one of MCU’s few feature-length movies centering round a feminine superhero.
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