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Dakota Johnson speaks out about box office flop Madame Web

Dakota Johnson speaks out about box office flop Madame Web
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Dakota Johnson is "not surprised" her movie Madame Web was widely panned.

The Sony-Marvel film was slated by critics and fans as one of the "worst superhero films ever made".

Now Dakota, 34, who played the lead in the movie, is speaking out about the experience.

"I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again because I don't make sense in that world," she told Bustle. "But it was a real learning experience, and of course, it's not nice to be a part of something that's ripped to shreds, but I can't say that I don't understand...Unfortunately, I'm not surprised that this has gone down the way it has."

She hinted that the formulaic nature of the film is what caused it to flop.

"Decisions are being made by committees, and art does not do well when it's made by committee. Films are made by a filmmaker and a team of artists around them," Dakota explained. "You cannot make art based on numbers and algorithms. My feeling has been for a long time that audiences are extremely smart, and executives have started to believe that they're not. Audiences will always be able to sniff out bulls**t."

She added, "That's why I have my own company. In a movie like that, I have no say about anything."

Madame Web also stars Sydney Sweeney and Emma Roberts.

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