By Tyler Durden | 26 February 2019
ZERO HEDGE — The popular movie review website Rotten Tomatoes has decided to help Hollywood’s sagging box-office numbers by banning user comments before films premiere in theatres. The site has also tweaked the polling system it uses to gauge interest in upcoming releases. The move comes in response to users bashing the latest girl-power superhero movie, Captain Marvel, which has been widely panned prior to its March 8th release.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson came under fire after telling Marie Claire that she would like to see fewer white male critics reviewing her films. Following Larson’s comments, box office projections for Captain Marvel dropped approximately 28%, while the Rotten Tomatoes comments section blew up – resulting in the new site-wide changes. […]