The Captain Marvel trailer was released Tuesday to mostly positive responses.
Except for a few whose only feedback involved the lead actress' face.
Some commenters thought actress Brie Larson should "smile more" while portraying the character of Air Force pilot and eventual superhero Carol Danvers.
As the first film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a female superhero at the center of the story, many fans were eager to see the official trailer.
Larson's Captain Marvel looks like a total bad-ass.
But along with all the praise came those who just thought the actress needed to smile more for her portrayal of the superhero. Being told to "smile" by strangers is a common occurrence for women in real life too.
Is Brie Larson capable of any other facial expression other than this one? That face - talk about a piece of wood.… https://t.co/R7hjWFDn0j— Brett R. Smith ❌ (@Brett R. Smith ❌)1537279885.0
One Twitter user, calling themself "Turd Flinging Monkey," even took the time to use faceapp to add smiles onto the official movie poster and screenshots of Larson from the movie.
Suddenly Larson looked more rom-com and less bad-ass.
I fixed #CaptainMarvel! Thanks @faceapp_ai. @DiversityAndCmx @TheQuartering @OneAngryGamerHD https://t.co/SWx1ReRuJN— Turd Flinging Monkey (@Turd Flinging Monkey)1537308106.0
However, others agreed with the alterations.
Yeah, I think Brie Larson needs to smile quite a lot more as Captain Marvel! https://t.co/LaX5P8bHz8— Raul Mares (@Raul Mares)1537322888.0
And then David Chen, came along with this response.
I saw some dude use an app to make Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel smile more, so I thought I’d do the same with the m… https://t.co/dyaSMeDNKf— David Chen (@David Chen)1537458375.0
But those who cheered for Larson's smiling Captain Marvel stopped cheering when it was smiling Thor, Iron Man and Captain America.
These are serious superheroes in life and death situations. It would be silly for them to have big smiles on their faces. How could David Chen suggest something so absurd?
But other fans got in on the act and started adding their own photos, redoing several movie posters, just as Turd Flinging Monkey did with the Captain Marvel poster.
I agree, Captain Marvel needs to smile more, so she fits in with the rest of the universe https://t.co/CAJ7MzUOxK— Jane Ritt ⚡️ (@Jane Ritt ⚡️)1537377944.0
Soon even Larson saw the photos of her male MCU colleagues and put them on her Instagram story.
And people are here for it.
.@brielarson put these pics on Instagram story. Legend #CaptainMarvel https://t.co/jjSv643I7d— Geeks of Color (@Geeks of Color)1537411671.0
brie larson posting photoshopped marvel posters with the male leads smiling in response to complaints about captain… https://t.co/bt34C6CA4S— 𝓃𝒶𝓎 ★ (@𝓃𝒶𝓎 ★)1537413758.0
The bullshit criticism that Kristen Stewart doesn't smile years ago is the same bullshit criticism they throwin at… https://t.co/t0isGi0bnE— steamed yams ︽✵︽ (@steamed yams ︽✵︽)1537425520.0
Uhh, I’ve heard SO many dudes say: “Brie Larson doesn’t look like she’s having ‘fun’. She’s too serious.” Translat… https://t.co/Sq7503P4Gu— Tony B Kim (@Tony B Kim)1537398034.0
If you agree with the people saying Brie Larson doesn’t smile enough... your a sexist asshole. When was the last ti… https://t.co/yStKuuMLyj— carol danvers ︽✵︽ (@carol danvers ︽✵︽)1537391735.0
sexism is truly the gift that keeps on giving https://t.co/wyPIyDBuPJ— Nicole Clark (@Nicole Clark)1537491569.0
a man edited screencaps from the captain marvel preview to make brie larson smile more and hundreds of other men we… https://t.co/KjddsAVtYP— Rave "Monster Thick" Sashayed (@Rave "Monster Thick" Sashayed)1537367445.0
@TFMonkeyYouTube @faceapp_ai @DiversityAndCmx @TheQuartering @OneAngryGamerHD https://t.co/uXDZEHkARo— Jose De Leon III (@Jose De Leon III)1537452502.0
It seems most people understand now why always telling women to "smile for me" should become a thing of the past.