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Bizarre review controversy stirring between Venom and... A Star is Born?

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Oct 2, 2018

This Friday, two vastly different films are opening in theaters. One is a comic book movie about an alien antihero, otherwise known as Venom. The other is a romance drama about a country music singer and Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, a remake of A Star Is Born. The former is pure cinematic escapism, while the latter is already being touted as a serious contender for awards season. 

And while these box office offerings will most likely attract different audiences and do just fine for themselves during their weekend debuts, Twitter seems to be stirring up a beef between them that shouldn't really exist. 

Variety pointed out that similar negative reviews have been popping up on Twitter, all of them saying the same thing:

"I am the biggest Marvel fan, but I just wached #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 dissapointed."

Buzzfeed reached out to the owner of one of these accounts and was told that the wave of negativity came out of boredom. 

"It was a joke between two of my mutuals," said Juan Caniggia, whose handle is @altjuann. "We steal each other's tweets."

A different user, however, said that the reviews were part of a larger movement by Gaga fans, who want Venom to fail at the box office. Gaga stars opposite Cooper in A Star Is Born as a budding singing sensation named Ally. 

According to @LGMonster95:

"It's us Gaga fans creating fake IDs to trash the Venom premiere. They both are getting released on the same day, so we want more audience for A Star Is Born."

Those who are planning to see Venom in theaters have been firing back at the Internet trolls with anti-A Star Is Born posts. 

Which movie are you going to see this weekend and why? Let us know in the comments!


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