'Suicide Squad' Fans Petition to Have 'Rotten Tomatoes' Shut Down over Bad Reviews
Published Aug 03, 2016This week marks the arrival of DC Comics' mall goth mega movie Suicide Squad and, well, the reviews have not been kind. While director David Ayer was quick to apologize for some comments he made at its premiere, he's yet to apologize for the film's quality. Regardless, the critics have been ruthless.
Rotten Tomatoes currently lists Suicide Squad with an average score of 32 per cent, meaning the film's a critical flop.
As with any comic book movie, however, Suicide Squad has some staunch defenders.
As of press time, some 13,000 of them have signed a petition to have Rotten Tomatoes shut down.
The petition was started by Abdullah Coldwater, who said (with plenty of typos), "Critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews… and that Affects people's opinion."
When faced with the reality that a petition will not shut down a movie review website, Coldwater offered an update. "The aim of the petition is to deliver a message to the critics that there is a lot of people disagree with their reviews," he said. "A lot of people the supporters and the opponents of the petition act like we are already going right now to shut down the site not it's just a way to express our anger"
Suicide Squad opens on August 5.