Suicide Squad is the latest movie from DC Comics’ and David Ayer. Rotten Tomatoes is an aggregate movie site that pools reviews. However, if you are like petition starter Abdullah Coldwater from Egypt, then you might believe Rotten Tomatoes is an unfair harbinger of doom and despair to the DC Expanded Universe! Wait…the Suicide Squad Rotten Tomatoes petition is to stop Zack Snyder? No! It’s apparently to shut down the website completely…sorta!
Currently stabilized around 34% on the aforementioned website, Suicide Squad is still higher than Batman V Superman which is sitting pretty at 27%. The Suicide Squad Rotten Tomatoes petition postulates that critics unfairly criticize DC movies even though “that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movie(sic)”. Critics have used such dour terms like ‘uninspired’ and ‘violence pornography’ as well as compared it to the much maligned Fantastic Four reboot. In the comic book movie world, ‘dem’s fightin’ words’!
The petition starter then clarified, “A petition definitely won’t shut down the site. The aim of the petition is to deliver a message to the critics that there is a lot of people [who] disagree with their reviews. 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(sic).” The Suicide Squad Rotten Tomatoes petition on Change.Org has around 10,000 signatures so far so it will be interesting to see where it is at in a couple of days!
Suicide Squad opens up on August 5th, 2016 and stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress.