Suicide Squad: Angry DC Fans Launch Petition to Shut Down Rotten Tomatoes
If you’ve somehow been away from the internet for 24 hours (and good on you if you have), you might not know that Suicide Squad is the latest movie in the DCEU to be certified rotten on Rotten Tomatoes. Sitting at a measly 35%, critics are having a hard time trying to find much to love in it, coming up with zingers like:
“The result is not so much Suicide Squad as Death by a Dozen Disappointments Squad.”
Some people are upset, namely a select few DCEU fans who have taken it upon themselves to start a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right, the most popular movie rating aggregator on the internet.
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Here are their demands:
“We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like
1- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016
2- Suicide Squad 2016
and that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies”
As well reasoned and articulate as that argument is, this seems like one of the biggest overreactions I have ever come across in all my years of trawling the web. It’s unlikely that the creator of this petition has even seen the movie yet, but feels some form of entitlement that nobody can have a different opinion to theirs. There’s even some hysterical nonsense spreading about Rotten Tomatoes being used as a spearhead to launch a hate campaign against the DCEU by Marvel.
A film series that these fans seem to have quickly forgotten about is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, a series of films that aren’t just some of the best reviewed comic book movies on the website, but also some of the best reviewed movies overall. Most of the Marvel movies have good percentages on the website, but do any of them individually hold a candle to The Dark Knight?
There’s no bias here. It’s plain as day: DC and Warner Bros. have tried to rush out their rival films to the MCU and have been found out. Their recent efforts just aren’t that great; ugly jumbles of studio interference and forced storytelling. Instead of the DCEU fans acting like it’s a personal affront to them and everything they believe in, they should just watch the movie and not concern themselves with what anyone else thinks.