HipsterZOMBIEJoint correspondent, VINTAGECLASH, breaks down the highly controversial and polarizing fog of racism and bigotry surrounding the upcoming Captain Marvel film. Strap in kids, because this will blow your mind!
The thoughts and ramblings contained in this piece I believe to be true based on the information provided and surmising the plotline holes Rotten Tomatoes has left us with… so fall into this rabbit hole with me and let us know what you think…
This Friday Captain Marvel hits the silver screen and most likely Captain Marvel will do numbers similar to or slightly better than Spider-Man/Captain America but won’t be near the Avengers, Black Panther, mayyybbeeeeee Iron Man numbers. This article, however, is not about the film content itself but the conspiracy to control the media and make a sh*t storm of a movie appear to be sunshine and rainbows…
What do you know about the Captain Marvel movie? Anyone? Fandango literally has the shortest synopsis of any movie with “An Air Force pilot develops superhuman powers.” WOW! Let’s line up to see that one… or maybe IMDB with “Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.” Again… this tells me nothing… This, I believe, is because this movie was doomed during production, the hype was built too soon and faded off too quickly that many were forgetting this dim lit candle in the rain… until…. STRAIGHT WHITE MALE!
That’s right, trying to capitalize on the WOKE 2019 movement, you saw Brie Larson reviving the buzz because the buzz had died…So the SJW’s behind the curtain developed a plan and put it in motion.
Brie Larson explained to USA TODAY “I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time,” said Larson. “It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color.” Clarifying herself “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie, and review your movie.”
This statement is baseless and without facts supporting her statements… but she’s a young fresh face in our Marvel Universe and a woman … therefore as long as the intent is JUST, the facts come second. The facts are A WRINKLE IN TIME received a dismal 42% from Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 27% so critics and “fans” equally hated it. Is it because of straight white men? Maybe it was JUST not a good movie. I mean, currently What Men Want has a 45% on Rotten Tomatoes and 35% audience score for that gender swap remake. That movie cost $20 million to make and brought home $46 million compared to $100 million for Wrinkle in Time taking in just $132 million worldwide. So What Men Want spent $80 million less and doubled their profit while Wrinkle in Time made a 1/3rd of the profit… FACTS
But do we learn much about the movie from USA Today? Nope… well maybe another interview will have more movie substance on what I can expect on the big screen. Larsen sat down with Marie Claire UK’s Keah Brown who was HAND PICKED by Larsen and this was not a random act as well. Brown is a woman of color and a disabled journalist with cerebral palsy who is a disability activist and in 2016 stated in an interview “There’s this tendency to showcase all these disabilities as a white guy in a wheelchair. That’s not anywhere near what all disability is, there’s not enough representation of people of color with disabilities period. And then when they do cast [for these parts] these actors often aren’t disabled.”
So pushing forward in the intersectional 2019 push we have Brie Larson handpicking a journalist she somehow found, one would assume, by googling “feminist disabled woman of color film critic activist.” No seriously… I did this… she’s featured in the top results…
It was with this handpicked activist Brie made yet another racist and sexist statement “About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white males.” She talks about a study with USC confirming what I see is that men take up journalism more? And that “Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex, and a few other women of color, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.” But she does not expand on that or the movie for that matter!
Again, we are only being shown how “tough” and “fresh” Captain Marvel will be and Larsen seems to be taking all of the credit, telling ETonline:
“The cool thing about this script is that it was written by women.”
Side note: Ryan Fleck is a Male and credited as one out of the three writers and one out of the four credited with the screenplay…. But continue….
“I didn’t realize how vital that is until I read it for the first time and realized there are little moments that I went, Oh, those have always been, like, snags and things that I’ve had to fight for. Like, male characters in this script said, you know, “We gotta get that woman!” Which is not in the script, I’m using that as a hypothetical. But if a man had wrote it, generally I’d see, “We’ve gotta get that girl!”
Brie then doubles down and follows up with:
“Really what it came down to is I had a meeting with Marvel and what we discussed is they wanted to make a big feminist movie. And I remember going home being like, S**t, am I gonna do this? It’s kind of everything that I’ve wanted. I don’t do movies based upon any hidden agenda other than I just want more representation and I want to do what I can to bring more representation and to see more colors of what [life is] like. Like, I know my limitations. I know that I’m just one white girl. I’m just trying to do as much as I can within that, within the framework of my body.”
So what follows here is the OPPOSITE of what fans were hoping for and a revolt began to take place.
Main Stream News was talking about Captain Marvel alright, but as a disaster before it’s even released with the route in which they decided to go. Facebook, Twitter, even Instagram were flanking the comments sections and news feeds with confusion and critique. We haven’t learned a THING about the movie or what to expect other than social agenda and I’m sorry but I can’t be the only one who thinks Brie Larson looks bored AF in this role… She looks like a breathing DMV photo…. But I continue…
So most of us now flock to Rotten Tomatoes to get an inside buzz on movies and collaborate with fans as well as keep the discussion going. Something happened though, almost overnight, the comments and ratings that once were there, were now GONE….
As if THANOS himself snapped his fingers and only “WANT TO SEE” was available and comments were gone. People took to Twitter and other outlets of social media and voiced their concerns to which the company made a startling announcement…
“Today we are excited to start our Product Update Blog, which will allow us to keep you informed of changes and updates on Rotten Tomatoes. Over the past 18 months, we’ve made a number of updates at Rotten Tomatoes, all in an effort to streamline the site and provide users with a more enriched experience.” Cont…
Starting this week, Rotten Tomatoes will launch the first of several phases of updates that will refresh and modernize our Audience Rating System. We’re doing it to more accurately and authentically represent the voice of fans, while protecting our data and public forums from bad actors.
As of February 25, we will no longer show the ‘Want to See’ percentage score for a movie during its pre-release period.
”What else are we doing? We are disabling the comment function prior to a movie’s release date. Unfortunately, we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership. We have decided that turning off this feature for now is the best course of action. Don’t worry though; fans will still get to have their say: Once a movie is released, audiences can leave a user rating and comments as they always have.”
Okay, so what? Companies do this all the time. FYRE Festival edited hate tweets, Influencers disable comments, Twitter and YouTube de-platform hate every day so why is this such a big deal?
The big deal is that…. Hold on… getting my tinfoil hat…. DISNEY MADE ROTTEN TOMATOES TAKE DOWN THEIR COMMENT AND WANT TO SEE FEATURES FROM THEIR WEBSITE BECAUSE THEY JUST INVESTED $150 MILLION INTO A MOVIE THAT WAS DESTINED TO FAIL BECAUSE OF THEIR SHITTY PROMOTION OF TOXIC SOCIAL JUSTICE SO THEY HAD TO RETAKE CONTROL OF THE NARRATIVE.
Lenin viewed the press and media as central to advancing in the revolution and ensuring the Communists kept control of power. Lenin had announced to close down Bourgeois newspapers but un-did this to retain control. Russian government established control over the press with the following Decree on the Press in November 1917 quoted saying “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
Here’s the rabbit hole of Rotten Tomatoes and Captain Marvel… let’s work backward, shall we?
Captain Marvel is produced by Marvel Studios to which WALT DISNEY STUDIOS is a parent company of. Walt Disney Studios is also the Distributor for Theatrical release for US and majority Worldwide. So now we know that Marvel and Disney are one and the same. So let’s get to Rotten Tomatoes… 70% of the company is owned by NBC Universal and 30% Fandango Media Warner Bros. NBC Universal owns 70% of Fandango and also NBC Universal is owned by Comcast and in 2006 created a long term distribution agreement for DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS products and services. Disney also in 2009 acquired Marvel Entertainment and struck a deal with Universal overuse/likeness/theme park representation with Disney leaving the table as the ultimate winner. So let’s connect the dots…
Captain Marvel, a “MARVEL” movie that was produced by Disney for 150 million dollars and already getting CREAMED by the fan base so what do you do? You control the faucet of information by limiting what is REALLY known about the film and since NBCUniversal owns Rotten Tomatoes and basically owned in turn via distribution by Disney, they control the external discourse online by eliminating user comments, and disable the DON’T WANT TO SEE feature on one of the most visited film critique sites to date because you also control that too… You see, the Disney cult is giving us questionable Kool-Aid, and when we try to warn others they call us “trolls” and now we are left without anything to drink unless it’s the Kool-aide. Just drink it, it’s for your own good. To me, Brie Larson is the poison in my Marvel Kool-Aide and Rotten Tomatoes is Thanos wiping out conversation within the movie universe.