Madame Web’s first reactions and reviews are in and they are pretty scathing

These may be harsh, but they're only opinions!
February 15, 2024 1:20 p.m. EST

Dakota Johnson has been making the rounds promoting her new superhero movie Madame Web, where she co-stars alongside Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor and Isabela Merced, and she has been singing the praises of the ingenuity of the movie that is related to the Spider-Man universe and of her co-stars.


However, moviegoers and critics alike have finally got a glimpse of the all-women parade of superheroines which premiered on February 14, and they are not, shall we say, held captive in this web. Social media platform X (formerly Twitter) has been dunking on the movie mercilessly.



Overwhelmingly, moviegoers have posted to X with the most hilarious memes and short clips, illustrating why Madame Web just falls flat. One user posted that “I havent felt this way in a theater since Cats. 10/10 for this Tommy Wiseau esque approach to Catwoman 2004. Couldn’t stop laughing the whole runtime.”


That’s gotta hurt.



The scathing critiques didn’t end there.



It wasn’t just the story that had some users annoyed. Some pointed out that the editing was sloppy and the post production voice and sound redubbing was just way too obvious.



Elsewhere on the internet, an entire Reddit thread popped up to discuss the movie, and most Redditors were saying that “Morbius was better” or that “this was a product placement stuffed frankenshow from start to finish.”





It’s not just disgruntled movie-goers who are disappointed. The reviews are in from seasoned critics and they are not glowing. The Hollywood Reporter’s review called the film an “airless and stilted endeavor,” and Lovia Gyarkye writing that “its lack of imagination would be astounding if it wasn’t so expected.”


Per the press release, “Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing's most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who develops the power to see the future and realises she can use that insight to change it. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women bound for powerful destinies, if they can all survive a deadly present.”

Madame Web is in cinemas now.

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