Saturday 1 October 2016

Suicide Squad fans petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes over negative reviews

Apparently critics' opinion is the wrong opinion

Jack Shepherd

Published 05/08/2016 | 10:15

Suicide Squad has, as many fans will be aware, received some very negative reviews from critics.

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DC fans are not impressed, spewing vitriol at reviewers via social media, unable to understand how the much-hyped villainous team-up could be anything less than brilliant. (Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise following the release of Batman v Superman, but there you go.)

In an attempt to upset the system, one disappointed fan, Abdullah Coldwater, has decided to start a petition to shut down aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes (where the films currently holding a 35% approval rating) because “Critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews… and that Affects people's opinion” (sic).

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As of writing, almost 7,000 angered people have signed the petition, with the creator having since added a clarification note saying, in short, that it’s not about closing Rotten Tomatoes, it’s about sending a message. That message being that people disagree with the critics’ reviews.

First off, it should be noted that Suicide Squad has yet to be released in cinema and very few people have actually seen the film, therefore making it difficult to gauge if people do actually disagree with the critics on this one.

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