Star slammed over ‘petty’ attack on Marvel

Curtis has a supporting role in the acclaimed new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, which has been gathering steam thanks to great reviews and word of mouth despite a comparatively tiny $US25m budget.The philosophical sci-fi adventure stars Michelle Yeoh as a harangued Asian-American immigrant who stumbles upon a portal to the multiverse during a stressful visit to her tax agent (played by Curtis). Curtis is a passionate champion of the film on social media – and in one recent post she encouraged fans to see it … by posting a bad review for Marvel’s latest offering, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.Curtis posted several photos of a New York Times review of the new Marvel flick – which has a budget of $US200 million – to her Instagram account. Curtis highlighted a section of the review – which was headlined “Lots of Everything, Little that Matters” – that said the multiverse concept had been “deployed with infinitely more wit and imagination” in her film.The Doctor Strange version of a multiverse, the review continued, has “nothing much to distinguish one universe from the other.”Captioning her post “TRUTH ALERT,” Curtis was full of enthusiasm for her little movie that could, writing that Everything Everywhere All At Once “has a deep BEATING heart and BRILLIANT visual treats, EXTRAORDINARY performances and FANTASTIC BEASTLY FIGHT SCENES…… AND it COST LESS than the ENTIRE craft service budget on Doctor Strange and/or any other Marvel movie.”Curtis also pre-empted complaints about her unfiltered post, writing: “COMPETITIVE? F**k YES. I wasn’t head cheerleader in high school for nothing. And P.S. our movie has a dynamite dildo fight scene as well as a very erotic hotdog hand mating dance and rocks.”She finished the post with the hashtag ️#guessiwillneverbecastinamarvelmovie.But Curtis’ “competitive” move may have backfired, with the star copping an overwhelmingly negative response from those who thought it an unessecarily negative way to draw attention to her film.“There really isn’t the need to start fights like this. It just seems pointless. Both films are great in their respective ways to their specific audiences. There’s no need for a competition nor need to brag on who has the best multiverse movie,” read one top-rated comment.“This is not good sportsmanship,” said another commenter, a remark that earned hundreds of likes.“I was excited to see both … shame that you needed to bash the other. Doesn’t look good on you … being petty,” another person wrote. “Welp…..looks like ill be seeing Strange this weekend. Not sure tearing down another film is the right way to promote yours. Be kinder. This puts out a bad image,” said another. “It’s possible to be proud of your movie without sh**tting on another one you probably haven’t seen,” wrote another. So which film is better? News.com.au’s own film critic Wenlei Ma raved about Everything Everywhere All At Once, calling it marvellous, inventive and potent.“It’s a wholly original movie at a time when originality is in short supply,” she wrote. But she also praised Doctor Strange,writing that the film is a welcome diversion from the usual Marvel formula: “This scrappier, less polished entry is legitimately exciting, even when it’s exhausting.”

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