Some people just like to take things way too far or blow them out of proportion and movies are no exception. After Batman vs. Superman receiving very poor reviews earlier this year, now Suicide Squad looks like it is going to suffer the same fate. A significant number of DC fans are furious insisting they are great films. On Change.org, close to 2,000 DC fans have signed a petition to get Rotten Tomatoes taken down because the critics are blasting the latest DC films. The die-hard fans claim they are excellent movies and that Rotten Tomatoes is painting them in a bad light and only praises Marvel movies.
It may be possible that certain critics are given kickbacks or incentives to rate a movie one way or another, but to say this is the case with the 200 plus reviews that are posted on Rotten Tomatoes for each newly released movie is not logical. For example, to name a recent film with lots of reviews, Star Trek Beyond, has 212 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Also, claiming they hate all DC films is simply not true. The Christopher Nolan Batman films are considered some of the best comic book movies of all time. The Dark Knight is considered by some as the best comic book movie of all time. The original Superman films, Batman, Batman Returns, and Superman Returns are other examples of DC movies ranging from well-received to highly praised.
I’ll admit that the Rotten Tomatoes score on most movies does influence how much I want to see it along with a good number of people these days, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing. If a movie is poorly received, why should it deserve to make as much money as one that is critically praised? A similar mentality is often applied to many other things in life.
For those who are stoked for Suicide Squad, I can appreciate anyone who is excited about movies, but I had a bad feeling about this one from the get-go. I will be sitting this out until television or Redbox.
Suicide Squad currently has a 35% rating with 66 critics weighing in on the film.