‘Lightyear’ director blames internet trolls for bad movie reviews


Even before its theatrical release on June 17, the new film from Disney and Pixar Light year generated a ton of controversy. On the one hand, fans weren’t thrilled that Disney decided to cast Marvel star Chris Evans as the voice of Buzz Lightyear, instead of using Tim Allen, who voiced the original character throughout the movie. toy story franchise. Second, many viewers took issue with the fact that there was not just a lesbian couple, but that they shared a brief kiss. This scene alone resulted in the film being banned in a number of countries, including Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Pixar Animation Studios

Shortly after Light year was released, it was bombarded with a number of negative reviews. However, director Angus MacLane defends the new Pixar movie and clarifies what he thinks caused the huge amount of negative reviews – internet trolls. Twitter user @sherelleigh said they liked Light year and couldn’t figure out why he had such low ratings, and MacLane replied:

Short answer: kinda like the second chapter of THE HOBBIT, it’s mostly about trolls

Often people can check reviews before deciding to see a movie, but MacLane provided a great reason why everyone should see Light year and don’t look at the reviews. According to MacLane, the majority of negative reviews came from people who had not actually seen the film. MacLane tweeted:

I just took a look at the numbers. LIGHTYEAR’s ratings are *significantly* higher for people who have seen the film than for people who have not.

Whereas Light year may struggle with reviews from people who haven’t watched it, there are plenty of people who have seen it and love it and let MacLane know. This includes Suan C. (@ScottishSuzee)who has gone to the cinema to see the film 23 times since its release!

“Scottishsuzee mission log stardate 030722 I had 16 days filled with popcorn, ice cream blasts, smiles and happiness and I managed to complete my mission… @PixarsLightyear screening number 23 complete” Thanks @AngusMacLane @ Pixar @ChrisEvans @cineworld #Lightyear #sox

Prior to the movie’s release, Disney clarified that the film was based on the real-life Space Ranger who inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy, which is why the casting choice for Chris Evans was made. Disney also decided to put the same-sex kiss back in the film after initially leaving it on the cutting room floor. The move came shortly after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the controversial Parental Rights in Education Bill.


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