Last month, word came out that trolls were review bombing Captain Marvel's "Want To See" review tab on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, as the Captain Marvel team continues their global press tour to help promote Brie Larson's debut as Marvel's strongest Avenger, the film's cast decide to respond to those trolls.
Speaking in an interview with Italian news entertainment outlet Bad Taste, some of Captain Marvel's cast decided to give their take on trolls review-bombing the film.
Lashana Lynch, the actress playing Maria Rambeau, says she doesn't really understand all the hate against the film.
"Everyone worked very hard on this movie. Everyone works very hard on every movie," Lynch told the publication. "You see the credits at the end? There are hundreds and hundreds, sometimes thousands, involved in this and it's just important to give everyone their props. It's very easy to hide behind a screen and say what you think."
Marvel Cinematic Universe's resident bad boy Samuel L. Jackson shared the same opinion, talking about the problem with giving trolls a platform to bring others down.
"The mere fact that you give a voice or a platform to people who normally don't have a platform is part of the problem," Jackson said. "You can have an opinion that you don't really have to be responsible for because nobody's going to see you, nobody's going to challenge you on it and if you want to bring somebody down or ruin somebody's day, you can say anything. Everybody doesn't want to be uplifting and that's pretty much what that problem is."
Most of these reviews criticized Captain Marvel weeks before its premiere, complaining about the most inane things like the film being centered around a female superhero and the film allegedly pushing a "social justice warrior" agenda.
Fortunately, the "Want To See" feature has been taking down from Rotten Tomatoes, silencing trolls who want to bring Captain Marvel down.
Captain Marvel premieres on March 8, 2019.