DC's squad of bad guys go up against even worse reviews

08 Août, 2016, 02:34 | Auteur: Sue Barrett
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A group of DC fans filed a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes after giving "Suicide Squad" bad reviews. As of August 4, the petition on Change.org is only 7,000 signatures short of the 25,000 goal.

But try as you might, you can't argue with numbers, so when folks at the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes say the majority of critics really hate the candy-colored supervillain gumbo that is Suicide Squad. well, it's a safe bet they're not secretly operating under the cloak of a worldwide anti-Leto conspiracy. The other two installments, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, were also negatively received.

Suicide Squad showcases a new direction for Warner Bros' DC superhero universe, which has taken a more dramatic and serious tone in action films such as Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

In just a few hours, the petition became the target of widespread ridicule.

So far, the petition has been signed by over 18,000 people even though the film hasn't been released yet so presumably they haven't watched it yet.

While it would be tempting to frame this debate as the difference between the true fan and outsider perspectives on "Suicide Squad", that's not really correct.

Despite the fact that the Suicide Squad reviews are compilation of reviews from different critics, the negative feedback are enough to launch a petition. The Joker is cool for him, but his role is not huge, but important in the film. DC's fandom has been particularly aggressive about this, and not just about "Suicide Squad". Vulture's David Edelstein called it "the year's most muddled piece of storytelling". "I love the movie and believe in it", Ayer wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Share your thoughts in the comments. And you really need to ease your mind with them.

When movie studios take on beloved comic book franchises, it can be difficult to satisfy fans. As mentioned earlier, the pacing, he/she suggested Killer Croc could have some backstory and lines, since Harley, Deadshot, and Enchantress have their backstory.