DC fans start petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes due to negative reviews
If you've been keeping up on the SUICIDE SQUAD news lately you'll likely be aware that the first wave of reviews for the upcoming DC flick haven't exactly been overly positive. According to Rotten Tomatoes, SUICIDE SQUAD is currently sitting at 37%, which in an improvement over BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE's 27%, but still low enough to leave the much anticipated DC movie as "certified rotten."
A group of DC fans have had enough with Rotten Tomatoes' apparent bias towards the films in the DCEU and have started a petition to get the site shut down, saying "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 [and] 2- Suicide Squad 2016 and that Affects people's opinion even if it's a really great movies." Even if the petition was created as a joke, there are still plenty of people who seem to be taking it seriously and agreeing that Rotten Tomatoes is a part of the "conspiracy" against DC movies and needs to be shut down.
Sigh, first off, Rotten Tomatoes itself has nothing to do with whether a review is positive or negative, they're simply a film review aggregator. I know this, you know this, but apparently some people do not know this. Just like us, critics are regular people with their own individual opinions, sometimes those opinions coincide with our own and sometimes they don't, but no matter whether it's negative or positive, a well written review which offers up some intriguing insights and new perspectives is always a joy to read.
While I was definitely hoping that SUICIDE SQUAD would be better received by critics, I'm enjoying reading the reviews and still plan on checking out the film for myself and coming to my own conclusions rather than letting two numbers completely influence my thinking. Our own Paul Shirey said much the same thing in his latest installment of C'mon Hollywood, although with a more eloquent touch, so I highly recommend giving it a read.
What's the worst reviewed movie you can think of which you love regardless of its critical opinion?
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