Trolls gotta troll. Bitter DC fans are banding together on Facebook to tank the audience score for Black Panther on Rotten Tomatoes. They’ve got the numbers, the commitment, and clearly an overabundance of spare time.
Their mission statement is on the Facebook page for their event.
“Given the massive success of the audience review rigging on the Rotten Tomatoes site for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and due to the sudden rise in those disgruntled with Disney business practices among other factors especially due to the corporate manipulations which created falsified bad press for the DCEU, I feel that it’s time to strike back at all those under Disney and bring down the house of mouse’s actions for paying off the critics that hurt DC Comics on film and for other parties affected by them.
I’ll be making events like this for Infinity War and the Netflix shows etc so we can rally together to truly make a difference. Share this with your friends and all potential sympathizers.
P.S. If you want to spread spoilers to Marvel fanboys, use this event as a platform to inform us of targets!”
(UPDATED) As I write this, 3,770 fans are “Going” to this online Facebook event with 1,891 more “Interested.” There is no word on what it will take to get those 1,891 DC fans to turn completely to the dark side. To be fair, unreasonable online outrage is not a choice to be taken lightly.
This is just the latest from that relatively small, but very vocal segment of DC fandom that can’t reconcile the rest of the world not loving films like Batman v Superman as much as they do. All the critical praise for Wonder Woman can’t fool them. Any opinion different from theirs can only be the byproduct of a massive corporate conspiracy.
These champions of futility will have no impact on the Tomatometer, the Rotten Tomatoes score people actually care about. That score will be determined by professional critics. The audience score, which can be voted on without voters even seeing the film, means nothing.
The great thing about Facebook is you can actually see who these people are, in case you’re looking for some interesting new friends.