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Extremely awkward clip from Madame Web goes viral as it ‘sums the flop up completely’

Extremely awkward clip from Madame Web goes viral as it ‘sums the flop up completely’

It's impossible to ignore the issue once you spot it.

I think it's fair to say that Madame Web has divided opinion - to put it nicely - but there's one scene that viewers think entirely sums up its issues.

The movie arrived in theatres on Valentine's Day, and in the weeks since, it's become a bit of a punching bag for film fans.

This latest viral clip is just the tip of the iceberg:

Starring Dakota Johnson, Madame Web has a measly score of just 11 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, where critics commented on its 'tired backstories', and 'lifeless and unoriginal' plot. Their words, not mine.

Some viewers have argued the superhero flick could still be considered a 'fun' movie, but there are some moments that even the optimists can't ignore.

One in particular was called out on X, where a user shared a clip of Amaria and Ezekiel discussing the threats against him.

In the clip, Ezekiel, played by Tahar Rahim, says: "They're teenagers now, but in the future they have powers and they will try to destroy me.

"I came from nothing. Less than nothing. I will not give up everything I've built and have my life cut short."

Dakota Johnson stars in Madame Web. (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Dakota Johnson stars in Madame Web. (Sony Pictures Releasing)

At least, that's what his voice says. His mouth appears to say something else entirely.

The camera focuses on Amaria for much of the scene, but when it does cut to Rahim's character, he doesn't appear to be saying the same words that we hear in the audio.

It seems to be a clear case of ADR, aka additional recording dialogue, or automated dialogue replacement.

The technique is one used when an actor's dialogue is rerecorded, typically in a sound studio, before being edited into the footage caught at the time of filming.

Unfortunately, however, the edit isn't what you'd describe as seamless.

Sharing the clip on X, one person wrote: "Look at this absolutely breathtaking ADR in Madame Web. I'm pretty sure at one point they CGI his mouth to try and make the words fit?"

Viewers have been left baffled by the apparent ADR. (X)
Viewers have been left baffled by the apparent ADR. (X)

One viewer claimed the issue wasn't limited to one scene, either.

"I need to stress that every single one of this guy's lines is like this," they wrote.

"I have no idea what happened between them shooting his scenes and editing everything together but the shapes his mouth is making on screen never match the words being said throughout the whole movie."

Another baffled viewer commented: "I need someone to drop the investigative report on what the hell happened with villain in this film. Why is like literally all of his dialogue the worst ADR ever?"

That being said, they were able to find the fun in the movie as they added: "Truly a masterpiece of a film."

Others agreed that the failures only made the film better, with one responding to the badly edited scene to comment: "The more I think about it, the more I realise this was one of my favourite films of the year. Spectacular stuff!"

I suppose if you can't watch Madame Web for the plot, you can at least watch it for the disasters!

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

Topics: Marvel, Viral, Film and TV