Saturday, October 01, 2016

Suicide Squad Movie A Flop? Critics Face DC Fans’ Wrath

Suicide Squad Movie A Flop? Critics Face DC Fans’ Wrath

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Suicide Squad movie seems to have bad reviews so far. The highly-anticipated DC film got low ratings from critics to date. Thus, avid DC fans called for a petition to shut down popular movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes.

News on Suicide Squad had an impressive start of becoming the next big thing on the screen. Fans and critics worldwide praised its first trailer. Moreover, the news on Margot Robbie and Jared Leto’s roles also enticed fans. Robbie kept on teasing a creepy, violent and crazy Harley Quinn. Leto, on the other hand, even decided to hang out with psychopaths to prepare for his role. The film also promised to be different as it got on board the worst villains to take on a project to save the world.

So, what probably went wrong? Currently, the film has a rating of 35 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It has 43 rotten reviews out of the 66 listed. Comic Book noted that while critics gave it a low score, the audience score is quite higher. Nonetheless, Suicide Squad movie seems to have performed better compared with Ayer’s Batman vs Superman.

These are some reviews of Suicide Squad movie:

“It will be interesting to see where DC takes these characters after the semi-delightful mess that is “Suicide Squad.” But, for now, just enjoy the sloppy and wild ride,” Tony Hicks of San Mercury News wrote.

“Overblown and underwritten, Leto plays the Joker like a pantomime gangster whose only threatening quality is the possibility of more scenes,” Tom Glasson of Concrete Playground commented.

Most negative comments circled around the movie’s plot. However, praises were directed at the movie’s cast.

“The characters are the ultimate in “squad goals,” but they’re far more fun than the actual story itself,” Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service said.

Because of the low ratings, DC fans have called for a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes. A fan named Abdullah Coldwater from Alexandria, Egypt launched a Change.org petition. The site stated that, “unjust bad reviews … affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great [movie]”. As of this moment, the petition has now 5,200 supporters.