Ban Rotten Tomatoes! Negative Suicide Squad reviews make fans really angry
The first reviews for Suicide Squad are in. And things are not looking good. In fact, it’s become so bad that one fan has started a petition on Change.org, calling for a ban on Rotten Tomatoes.hollywood Updated: Aug 03, 2016 18:28 IST
In case you haven’t read, the first reviews for Suicide Squad are in. And things are not looking good. In fact, it’s become so bad that one fan has started a petition on Change.org calling for a ban on Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator website.
It was the negative reviews for The Dark Knight Rises that killed the comments section of Rotten Tomatoes when users left death threats for critics who gave the film a negative review.
Here’s what the petition, created by a user named Abdullah Coldwater, based out of Egypt (unconfirmed), demands:
It is very likely that this petition is not meant to be taken seriously, because there is no way Rotten Tomatoes is shutting down. And the petitioner added an update a few hours later:
But this does represent the current state of online film discussion. Twitter and YouTube comments sections are usually flooded with hateful messages. Recently, the trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot became the most disliked trailer ever after similar social media users took advantage of this freedom and made venomous racist attacks on one of the film’s stars, Leslie Jones.
To get an idea of the kind of thoughts that are being shared online, look no further than this comment on a Suicide Squad subReddit:
Comic book movies have historically been volatile subjects. The fandom is so militant that the simple mention of a DC vs Marvel war sends then gathering their weapons. After the critical drubbing of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the same fans put all their eggs in Suicide Squad’s basket. It was meant to course correct the DC Extended Universe. It currently rests at 34% on Rotten Tomatoes. Such is the unexpectedness of all this, that the film’s director David Ayer responded on Twitter with strong words.
Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas - Emiliano Zapata— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
Translated, “Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life” means “I’d rather die standing than live on your knees.”
Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life. ❤️— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
The point to note is that most commenters haven’t even seen the film yet. It began press screenings only on Tuesday and will be released in theatres on Friday. Expect Hindustan Times’ review then.
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