The Marvels’ teaser trailer is being disliked by many people on YouTube, and it’s not looking good for Marvel. Could the number of dislikes really reflect the performance of the upcoming film? Will this affect more MCU films in the future?
As of writing this article, The Marvels teaser trailer on Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel has reached 372k likes vs 279k dislikes with 11 million views. Entertainment Tonight’s upload of the trailer on their YouTube channel had it worse, with only 447 likes vs 2.1k dislikes. Marvel UK’s upload of The Marvels’ trailer also didn’t fare well, with 1.7k likes vs 5.3k dislikes. Rotten Tomatoes Trailers was just as bad, with 6.1k likes and 27k dislikes.
It’s not looking good for Brie Larson’s Marvel film. This is the first MCU film for both Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel) and Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau).
The Marvels is pretty much a sequel to all the featured characters. This is the second film that will feature Larson’s Captain Marvel. This is also a continuation for Parris’ Rambeau from the events of WandaVision (2021). And the film also continues Vellani’s Ms Marvel (2022) from the Disney+ series. In the comics, all of them have the name Marvel. Even Rambeau was called Captain Marvel for a brief period of time in 1989 in Marvel Comics.
The Marvels Teaser Trailer Being Disliked By Many
The Marvels trailer showcases how the abilities of the three characters are interlinked. When using their powers, they get teleported to each other’s location. This forces them to work together to figure out why.
The teaser also features Zawe Ashton as Dar-Benn, a Kree warrior who seems to be the film’s main antagonist. It also showed Park Seo-Joon, who is said to be playing Prince Yan. Samuel L Jackson returns as Nick Fury. And Goose also returns from the first Captain Marvel film, the Flerken alien who looks like a cat.
Brie Larson has faced backlash from some individuals due to her advocacy for gender equality and feminist beliefs. She is vocal about her social and political opinions, which has made her a target for criticism. As a result, Larson has been subjected to online harassment, and it is believed that her comments on the treatment of critics and journalists led to negative reviews and trolling of her film Captain Marvel.
Regardless, Captain Marvel still did very well at the box office. It surpassed the $1 billion mark on its theatrical run.
Larson herself has multiple nominations and awards for her performances in films like Short Term 12 (2013), Room (2016), The Glass Castle (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Just Mercy (2020), and several others.
As to the reason why there are a lot of dislikes for The Marvels trailer, there have been a number of people online explaining why the trailer might have been so disliked. A commenter called ‘tredeponline’ said:
A really high budget CW episode.
Looks like a Disney+ series.
This movie seems like a hidden gem. Keep it hidden!
Marvel is quantity over quality at the moment.
Why Is There So Much Hate For The Marvels?
While most comments are very positive, the negative comments generally seem to focus on the visual effects. Many of them compare The Marvels trailer to a Disney+ series. There were even comments comparing the movie to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. This seems to have been an issue for people with other MCU cinematic projects, such Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
While some individuals have expressed negative opinions towards Brie Larson, many people have expressed enthusiasm and optimism for newcomers Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris.
Many even commented on the excitement of seeing Park Seo-Joon, who is known for What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. There were a lot of positive reactions to Goose too.
Many people like to show hate even before seeing a film, which is sad. Some commenters even asked why there were so many dislikes for the film. Some of the commenters just want The Marvels to fail harder than Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
After reading many of the comments, it seems that some people just disliked it for no real reason. I did notice that there were similar negative commenters that were posted on each trailer on different channels, possibly just making sure that their comments and opinions get noticed. Perhaps following the trend or just straight-up trolling. It’s not even impossible that the film has so much hate that someone has set up bots just to dislike the trailers.
While we’re not really sure if this will affect the performance of The Marvels at the box office, it should be a wake-up call for Marvel. MCU’s Phase 4 has put fans’ expectations at a low point, and many wonder if it will reach the same heights as Avengers: Endgame again.
Although some fans anticipated that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would take a slower pace to prepare for Avengers: Secret Wars, there has been a perceived decline in the quality of recent MCU content, causing concern among some viewers that they may lose interest in Marvel’s future offerings.
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