From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
In a recent interview with NME, “Ms. Marvel” star Iman Vellani spoke out about people who have been showing unnecessary and unwanted hate toward her new Disney+ show and the review bombing of the series, which has been taking on multiple places around the internet.
“I know they’re there. It’s something we knew was going to happen going into this,” she admitted. “It happened when the comic books came out in 2014. I’m all for constructive criticism as long as people have a legitimate concern or suggestion or something real. Then I care.”
“But all the hatred I’ve seen has no basis, no merit, it’s just purely for the sake of hating – and that’s fine,” Vellani continued. “You’re not gonna impress everyone. We hit our target audience and we hit an entirely new audience that didn’t know they were gonna fall in love with this character – people who have never seen themselves represented in a positive light before.”
The series got a new synopsis from Marvel: “Introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel.”
This is not the first time we’ve seen a Marvel Cinematic Universe series receive hate online and review bombing on popular TV and movie review sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. This was something we saw back in 2019 with the release of “Captain Marvel,” played by Brie Larson.
The film was first met with negative review bombs on Rotten Tomatoes, which actually lead to the site’s long-planned revamp of its review system, coming only a few days later.
The movie had positive reviews from critics who had actually seen the movie. Although, similar to “Ms. Marvel,” the movie was then review bombed on IMDB.
What are your thoughts of “Ms. Marvel” receiving hate online and review bombing? Let us know in the comments!