Netflix Absolutely Destroy Guy Who Questioned Brie Larson’s Credentials

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Netflix really are the masters when it comes to streaming services, but they also are kings of social media.

Following their various accounts on Twitter is worth it, trust me, as they share hilarious memes, update you on what will be hitting the platform soon and regularly engage with the audience.

Last week their Netflix Film account proved why it is worth a follow, as it took down a troll in spectacular style.

The streaming service shared the trailer for Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store, describing it as ‘an absolutely charming, heartfelt, exploration of the things that drive us and the creativity that adulthood often tries to extinguish’.

Larson also co-produces and stars in the film which follows a failed artist, Kit, as she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous salesman, who invites her to ‘The Store’ which sells ‘what you need’.

At ‘The Store’, Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘Salesman’ offers Kit the chance to fulfill her childhood dreams by offering her a unicorn.

You can watch the trailer here:

Larson is an incredible talent, proving her acting ability numerous times in films such as Captain Marvel, Short Term 12 and Room, winning the Oscar for Best Actress for the latter.

It is not uncommon for actors to direct as well, so I am excited to see what Larson will create with Unicorn Store.

One person who isn’t excited though is Joe Gil, who replied to Netflix Film’s tweet with the following:

Lol this looks like bleh. Take notes from Jonah Hill, who was mentored by Martin Scorsese, and took years before he made his directorial debut out of respect for the artistry of film and the position of director. This seems like she’s just riding Captain Marvel’s wave.

Here Gil is referencing Hill’s directorial debut Mid90’s, which is due to be released next month.

https://twitter.com/TheJoeGil/status/1109159692691894272?hide_thread=true?hid

Although Gil is entitled to having an opinion on the trailer, describing it as ‘bleh’, the rest of his tweet is remarkably unfair.

Which is exactly what Netflix pointed out to him in their reply, hitting the nail on the head:

Brie Larson has:
58 acting credits
53 award noms
2 writing credits
2 short film directing credits
1 composing credit
1 producing credit
1 Oscar
1 feature directing credit
Been working since 1998
Worked with Apatow, Baumbach, Wright, Boden, Fleck, Abrahamson, and more.

Netflix, I can only applaud you!

Unicorn Store will arrive on Netflix on April 5. Captain Marvel is out in cinemas now.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn't writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.