Both films hit theaters on Friday October 5.
Lady Gaga's Little Monsters have been accused of putting out fake reviews of "Venom" in an apparent attempt at beating out box office competition for "A Star Is Born."
Both films hit theaters on Friday.
Some of the confusion seemed to surround the difference between Sony's Marvel Universe (which "Venom" is a part of) and that of Marvel Studios' MCU (think all the "Avengers" movies). The fear of a blockbuster giant like "Infinity War" coming out the same weekend as Gaga's new drama sent the Little Monsters into attack mode, seeking to destroy any chances of Tom Hardy's "Venom" succeeding at the multiplexes.
Gaga's fans apparently spammed Twitter with fake negative reviews about the comic book film, urging people not to see it and to watch "A Star Is Born" instead.
According to BuzzFeed, the Little Monsters have been behind previous trolling campaigns to beat out any perceived competition for the "Born This Way" singer.
Meanwhile, Gaga stans certainly appeared to come out swinging at the alien symbiote (played by Hardy), until some savvy Twitter users began to see a disturbing pattern -- many of the negative "Venom" reviews looked be duplicated multiple times, leading many to suspect foul play.
"I am the biggest marvel fan but I just watched #Venom and I don't know what to say," one very common tweet read. "Easily the worst movie of the year. I expected so much better and now I'm disappointed."
"Extremely disappointed with the let down that #Venom was," another highly replicated tweet said. "One of the films I was most excited for turned out to be the WORST film. Hate to say that considering I am the biggest 'Venom' fan... Looks like i'll be taking my family to #AStarIsBorn instead."
Read some the "reviews" below.
Beware of fake #Venom movie reviews. There are people trying to promote Lady Gaga's #AStarIsBorn and are fabricating negative reviews. Look out for bots and only trust proper and regular reviewers. pic.twitter.com/v9xznuN5R7— Marvel Mania™ (@marvel_maniac_) October 2, 2018
The reveal that Lady Gaga fans are targeting VENOM with faux bad review tweets in an effort to drive people towards A STAR IS BORN (and may have gone so far as to create bots for this purpose) is the perfectly idiotic, deliciously surreal cherry on top of this entire debacle.— Scott Wampler™ @ FALLOUT 76 (@ScottWamplerBMD) October 2, 2018
Read more of the tweets below.
i am the biggest marvel fan but I just watched #Venom and I don't know what to say. Easily the worst movie this year. I expected so much better and now I'm just disappointed— reina reech (@altjuann) October 2, 2018
Extremely disappointed with the let down that #Venom was 😣 One of the films I was most excited for turned out to be the worst film. Hate to say that considering I am the biggest Venom fan... Looks like i’ll be taking my family to #AStarIsBorn instead!!— maurizio / a star is born⭐️ (@edgeofenigma) October 2, 2018
I saw #Venom last night and had to leave halfway through, my children wouldn't stop crying at how bad it was. Luckily a second pre screening of #AStarIsBorn was about to start, and now we are all crying, tears of amazement. Please pray for my eldest he is still in a coma.— Anne Harrison (@AnneHarrisonMom) October 2, 2018
Extremely disappointed with the let down that #Venom was 😣 One of the films I was most excited for turned out to be the WORST film. Hate to say that considering I am the biggest Venom fan... Looks like i’ll be taking my family to #AStarIsBorn instead. 💔— Mhrad 🕷 (@TheFameJoanne) October 2, 2018
"Venom" fans hit back and started to give the Gaga stan Twitter a taste of their own medicine, encouraging moviegoers to see the comic book movie instead.
TooFab has reached out to Gaga's reps and Sony Pictures, but has yet to hear back.
"Venom" reviews haven't reached Rotten Tomatoes yet, however, "A Star Is Born" boasts a 95 percent certified fresh. Both films hit theaters this Friday October 5th.
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