It's Not That Deep: Lady Gaga Fans Accused of Writing Fake 'Venom' Reviews to Promote 'A Star Is Born' [Photos]

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ premieres this weekend alongside Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ and the Little Monsters are not having it.

Even though ‘A Star Is Born’ has stellar reviews already, Gaga fans are going the extra mile to trash ‘Venom’ to persuade moviegoers to see Gaga’s film instead.

via Page Six:

Once the social media embargo for “Venom” broke following the superhero movie’s red carpet premiere on Monday night, some Twitter users noticed negative reviews floating around Twitter — but it was noted that many of these critics used the same exact wording.

One tweet that seems to be copy and pasted by several accounts reads, “i am the biggest marvel fan but I just watched #Venom and I don’t know what to say.”

When reached by BuzzFeed, one of the accounts who shared a fake negative review of “Venom” told the outlet, “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.’”Warner Bros. and Sony, the studios behind “A Star Is Born” and “Venom,” respectively, have not yet responded to Variety‘s request for comment.

Early tracking points to “Venom” winning this box office war handily, but it might not be as black-and-white as some fans think. “Venom” is eyeing a debut of around $65 million, while “A Star Is Born” is aiming for an opening in the mid-$20 millions — both solid premieres. However, “A Star Is Born” likely has a significantly lower production budget than a superhero tentpole like “Venom.” The two titles are also targeting drastically different audiences.

It’s not that deep. We’ll probably see both.


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