Late last year the self-proclaimed alt-right group “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys” claimed to have successfully sabotaged the audience scores for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on critical aggregate sites like Rotten Tomatoes and online sites like IMDb.
At its height, the group had over 5,000 apparent members who believed liberal media was behind the alleged glowing reviews that Disney films receive. Said group remained silent during the mixed reviews for Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” the other month.
Now We Got This Covered reports that the anonymous leader of the group, which was shut down in February after announcing plans to sabotage reviews of “Black Panther,” has issued a post claiming they plan to take down the review scores of both “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Avengers: Infinity War”.
The post also says despite the Facebook group’s shut down, they were still able to bring down the IMDb score of “Black Panther” from 90% to 79%. Whatever action they take, they aren’t expected to impact the two measures that count – the box-office performance and the critical scores. In the wake of ‘Last Jedi,’ Rotten Tomatoes has previously indicated they’ve installed new security measures to prevent tampering of this kind.
In better news, the aforementioned “Black Panther” has set its home video release plans with a Digital HD & 4K UHD release on May 8th followed by a Blu-ray and rental VOD release on May 15th.