The Marvels has become the most disliked trailer from the MCU in the history of YouTube.
The movie is set to hit theatres in November, and stars Brie Larson, Zawe Ashton, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani to name a few. Marvel have pitched it as a continuation of 2022’s Ms Marvel series, and the 2019 movie Captain Marvel.
Despite the buzz for the movie’s release, its first trailer has become the latest victim of review bombing.
It comes after the trailer for the new live action remake of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey suffered a similar fate.
Review bombing has become more prevalent in internet culture in recent years, with even critically acclaimed shows such as The Last Of Us not being exempt.
The movies and shows that are victims of review bombing are targeted en masse by trolls to drive their average score down. Normally, this is because there is something within these that trolls take offence at, usually with rather discriminatory overtones.
For example, the widely praised episode 3 of The Last Of Us, ‘Long Long Time’, focussed on the gay love story of Bill and Frank. Viewers called the episode one of the best episodes of TV ever, yet it has one of the show’s lowest scores on IMDb as a result of homophobic review bombing.
The new trailer for The Marvels is one of the latest victims of this rather pathetic trend. Per UNILAD, the movie’s new trailer has already garnered 409,000 dislikes on YouTube compared to its 488,000 likes, despite only coming out 5 days ago.
Seeing as the superhero movie is made up of a largely female cast, it’s sadly not much of a surprise that the review bombing is made up of a largely sexist base.
One commenter wrote: “Captain Feminist and the Patriarchy’s Stone.”
Another said: “It seems Disney is willing to decimate and destroy anything we remember about Marvel Comics just to push their narrative.”
A third wrote: “Marvel/Disney has gone off the deep end once again.”
While a third put their thoughts in simple terms: “What piece of c**p.”
To put The Marvels‘ 409,000 dislikes into perspective, all it takes is a quick look at the trailer for Morbius. This 2022 flick is widely considered to be one of the weakest films from the MCU, with an average rating of 5.2 stars on IMDb.
However, since its trailer came out a year ago, it only has 11,000 dislikes, which is barely a drop in the ocean when compared to the amount of negative interactions for The Marvels trailer.
The movies lead, Brie Larson, has been victim of trends like these before, and spoke to Entertainment Weekly about why she went for the role in the first place.
“A huge part of why I wanted to play Captain Marvel was because of Ms. Marvel and what that meant,” she said.
She added praise for her co-star Iman Vellani who is playing Ms Marvel in the new film.
“To see that character realised by such a brilliant human with so much potential is just a really exciting thing.”
The Marvels is set to hit theatres on November 10 and, despite what the trolls think, it looks sure to be a hit!