Rotten Tomatoes "Glitch" Allowed "Tens of Thousands" to Review, Vote on 'Captain Marvel' Early

The Rotten Tomatoes / Captain Marvel drama goes on, and this time it's the fault of "a glitch".

Rotten Tomatoes "Glitch" Allowed "Tens of Thousands" to Review, Vote on 'Captain Marvel' Early

According to The Hollywood Reporter's Ryan Parker, RT reached out to him to say there was a hiccup in their newly-updated system of allowing the public to vote on wanting to see or not wanting to see a film before it's released.

This "glitch" resulted in thousands of reviews being added early, before the film's official release.

RT had pledged to make changes to their aggregate site following "review bomb" attempts for films like Black PantherStar Wars: The Last Jedi, and most recently Captain Marvel. While the Captain Marvel "bombs" were in the vein of people leaving comments rather than outright reviews, the vitriol was enough for the site to want to change things.

We still think a way to scan theater tickets as a way to vouchsafe for someone actually having SEEN the film they're lambasting in review form would be a great addition to the site, but at least they acknowledged there was an issue to begin with.

Captain Marvel currently sits at 81% of critics liking it, and 35% of audiences hating it. No telling how those numbers will fluctuate during the weekend. Also, it seems like few have noticed Warner Bros. Pictures decision to screen and drop embargo on Shazam on the same day Marvel Studios' film previewed/soft opened.

Early box office numbers are good, putting Thursday night's previews at $21 million, making the film 5th place for Marvel Studios previews.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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