August 3, 2016


'Suicide Squad' Fans Petition to Shut Down Rotten Tomatoes After Bad Reviews

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

If you've been living under a rock or just aren't on social media for some reason, the internet exploded into a frenzy as critics unleashed their scathing reviews of Suicide Squad. The critique was so bad, in fact, that fans of the DC comic are now targeting Rotten Tomatoes.

Abdullah Coldwater from Egypt created a petition to shut down the website (it aggregates reviews but doesn't actually review films itself). The reasoning behind Coldwater's petition is that "critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust bad reviews...that affects people's opinion even if it's a really great movies."

As of now, there are 11,113 signatures out of a goal of 15,000. After getting called out for not officially being able to shut down Rotten Tomatoes, the petition posted a clarification last night: 

"The aim of the petition is to deliver a message to the critics that there is a lot of people 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."

Suicide Squad currently has a Tomatometer of 33 percent, which is bound to change once the film officially premieres on Aug. 5. But poor reviews aren't guarantees to stop a film's success—just look at March's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It scored 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but still pulled $872 million at the box office worldwide.

Ahead of the latest DC film's release, prep yourself by reading our complete guide to the DC movie.