Not this kind:
My feature film Healing River was released on Amazon Prime a week and a half ago, and so far it has been rated a perfect 5 out of 5 by viewers! (They’ve also written wonderful reviews). The producers and I are thrilled, but not completely surprised. After all, it played to cheers at sneak previews and has received over 20 festival awards, nominations and selections. We couldn’t be happier. However…
The Trolls aren’t happy (the internet kind, not the cuddly kind). Or then again, maybe they are. As soon as the influential IMDb (Internet Movie Database) began accepting ratings, before anyone who’d actually seen it got there, trolls began rating the film a 1 out 10 points, the lowest possible score, actually ranking it below the worst movies ever made, movies like The Room, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and (interestingly) Troll 2, infamous flops made by befuddled amateurs who had no clue what they were doing (our cast and crew are seasoned, award-winning professionals). But that’s not the point.
The trolls haven’t actually seen Healing River! In fact, according to IMDb data, almost half of the ultra-low ratings are from from countries where the movie hasn’t even been released! But then trolls attack just for the sake of attacking. Why? According to internet psychologists, there isn’t a why. Trolls attack anything people care about (they’re known for mocking families of mass shooting victims). They take pleasure in hurting anything perceived as good (the term troll derives from the Old Norse word for “demon”).
Help us drive away the trolls! Watch Healing River at Amazon, rate it (and write a brief review), then go to IMDb (you’ll need an account, but it’s quick and free). Then look for the star next to the movie’s title and rate it according to how you honestly felt about it. If you’ve already seen Healing River, head straight for IMDb now! P.S. Rate a few other movies while you’re there (IMDb devalues ratings by people who only rate one film.)
The Official Healing River Trailer