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Rotten Tomatoes removes pre-release features following Captain Marvel trolling

Angela Watercutter for Wired:

“Unfortunately,” the blog post noted, “we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general readership.”

This, [no longer showing the “Want to See” percentage score or allowing comments on a movie before it’s released] for fans (and presumably studios), is a long overdue reprieve. It’s nearly impossible to tell which comments are from actual fans and which are from users just out for the lulz.

What a pathetic way for someone to spend their time.

As for the need to “save” the Captain Marvel, that seems largely unnecessary as the movie has already crushed other recent superhero movie pre-sale numbers and sits just behind Black Panther — which ultimately went on to make well over a billion dollars and rack up three Oscars.

Fortunately, it seems clear that a handful of emotionally fragile man-babies throwing a tantrum will have little effect on what will likely become one of the biggest movies of the year.