Rotten Tomatoes removes early fan reviews after Captain Marvel, Episode IX slammed

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Rotten Tomatoes added that they will also be disabling the comment function prior to a movie's release date.

Zachary Levi, who stars in the upcoming "Shazam!" film, recently spoke out against inflammatory reviews against "Captain Marvel".

Rotten Tomatoes is changing its review system again, this time to combat trolls from snarking about upcoming releases. We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action.

Along with the troll-fighting updates, Rotten Tomatoes has made layout changes to the site.

Another change is tweaking the way it polls moviegoers about whether or not they want to see a film which has been used as a measure of fan anticipation.

Rotten Tomatoes has become the go-to site for movie reviews. As Rotten Tomatoes explains, there was some confusion between that number and the Audience Score, which is only revealed via user reviews once the movie has actually been released. Ten months ahead of its release, fans were already trying to bring down the Want to See rating and posting negative comments, ScreenRant reports.




Regarding the Captain Marvel controversy, the film's "want to see" percentage score dropped into the 20s with over 50k votes (meaning 80% or so claim they don't want to see it), in addition to fans voicing their dissatisfaction in the review section. The site credited an "an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling".

According to Rotten Tomatoes - at least for now - Captain Marvel has rapidly gone from highly anticipated to barely anticipated at all.

With the release of Captain Marvel less than two weeks away, Marvel Studios has unveiled three new clips from the Brie Larson-headlined superhero movie along with a new featurette entitled "Intergalactic War" which takes us behind the scenes of the film and includes interviews with stars Larson, Gemma Chan, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, executive producer Jonathan Schwartz, and directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden; check them out here...

Last August, Rotten Tomatoes launched an initiative to cast a wider net among critics included in its Tomatometer rating system, particularly to reflect women and underrepresented voices.

Throughout the roll out of new audience rating features, Rotten Tomatoes will call out enhancements on the site and link to a product update blog, where users can find explanations. The drastic difference that emerged between the critics' score and the audience score on that page spurred rumors of bot attacks from alt-right groups, which Rotten Tomatoes previously denied was going on in a statement to HuffPost.

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