PORTLAND, Ore. — In case you missed it, some men on the internet were crying about the new female-led "Captain Marvel" movie. You can read more about that here.
On Monday, Rotten Tomatoes revealed it is now changing its review policy.
The rash of complaints was an intentional attempt to lower the score of the Marvel film before its March 8 release date. The reviews had nothing to do with the content of the film, as it is not out yet. Instead, it was offended men complaining because Brie Larson, our new Carol Danvers, said she wanted her press days to be more inclusive.
How dare she?
A similar thing happened to "Black Panther" and as you can imagine, the comments were not about the content of the film either.
Rotten Tomatoes did not say it was changing its policy as a direct result of racist or sexist trolls, instead, it said in part:
What else are we doing? We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date. Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership. We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action. Don’t worry though, fans will still get to have their say: Once a movie is released, audiences can leave a user rating and comments as they always have.
So, Captain Marvel may be the strongest hero we have seen out of the MCU yet, but she is probably thankful for the help beating the trolls.
Destiny Johnson is an investigative digital reporter at KGW but she also reviews comics once a week on YouTube. She would love to exchange sassy .gifs with you on Twitter @hello_destiny where she also posts dog photos sometimes if you're into that.