While there are many things about the internet we love: kitten videos, creative efforts, online shopping. Yet, there are so many things that make anyone with a brain stem disgusted by it. A couple of days ago, a small (I’m not referring to their penis size, but I kinda am) Facebook group is planning to flood Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews. What movie? Marvel’s Black Panther. Apparently, it is for what many of these people believe is a conspiracy theory.
Calling themselves “Down with Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys,” these human rejects waging a campaign to flood the site with poor reviews. The reason? The group makes unsubstantiated claims that Disney somehow manipulated the press into creating negative buzz for Warner Bros.’ DC movies, and says it is waging the Black Panther campaign in response. Sadly, the Facebook group managed to garner 3,700 participants.
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What makes this target particularly interesting as the movie is garnering a lot of positive buzz. Not to mention that it is featuring a virtually all-black cast. Also, it is projected to have a $130 million-plus opening weekend. Some are saying that it could climb to $150 million. Since the news of this group gained popularity, the Facebook group is no longer available on the site.
The group claimed to have taken responsibility for the low score Star Wars: The Last Jedi received, which is currently at 48%. It would seem that many of the people that jumped onto this campaign believe their negative review would somehow take the movie down. The Last Jedi still made a huge amount of money. If someone would like to campaign against the negative reviews of DC Films, just go after the DC fans that hated the movies.