Captain Marvel might be enjoying a wave of commercial success, but the film hasn't had as much success in terms of audience reviews. When the film premiered, Captain Marvel’s audience score on Rotten Tomatoes plummeted to around the 30-percent range, among the lowest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The score was mostly blamed on trolls, and many of the negative reviews were removed from the review aggregation site (Rotten Tomatoes claimed that these reviews were a result of a glitch).
Now, after battling with the trolls, the film’s score is finally inching its way back up to the top.
Rotten Tomatoes’ audience score for Captain Marvel is now past the 60 percent threshold, allowing the film to earn a full status higher. Moving away from its former rotten status on the review aggregate site, Brie Larson’s debut into the MCU is now fresh as a tomato.
"When at least 60 percent of users give a movie or TV show a star rating of 3.5 or higher, a full popcorn bucket is displayed to indicate its Fresh status,” Rotten Tomatoes notes on the site.
Captain Marvel has had a tough fight with trolls. Before the film even premiered, users who were against the film flooded the page slamming the film and leaving sexist comments about Larson. After gaining so much controversy, Rotten Tomatoes decided to pull out the “Want To See” tab from the film.
Now, with more than 64,000 user reviews, Captain Marvel has a 61% positive score. That might not be much in comparison to other Marvel movies’ audience score ( Guardians of the Galaxy got an 87% audience score, Spider-Man: Homecoming had an 88% audience score, and Thor: Ragnarok earned 92%) but it’s a start.
Captain Marvel is screening in cinemas.