Suicide Squad fan petition launched to shut down Rotten Tomatoes after dreadful reviews


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/03/suicide-squad-fan-petition-lau.html


Task Force X !SPOILERS!
#2

I’ve seen the DCs fans online. There are people that earnestly believe there is a conspiracy against DC movies, that Zach Snyder is a visionary, and that Man of Steel is simply above the heads of its detractors. Imagine my surprise when I found a lot of crossover between those fans and infowars.


#3

Ugggghhhhh, their grammar is killing me.


#4

You’re grammar nazism Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great words.


#5

*Gasp* They’re revealing the vast, secret conspiracy between movie critics to pan DC movies! Somebody stop them! The lizard people won’t be pleased if their plan fails!


#6

You are an evil genius.


#7

Movie message boards are flooded with two groups of people right now re: Suicide Squad…

  • the DC IS AWESOME! crowd, who thinks Marvel owns Rotten Tomatoes and is trying to destroy DC with bad reviews, and
  • the DC SUUUUCKS crowd, who seem to think Zach Snyder directed Suicide Squad and is destroying superhero flicks.

The former can’t understand that Rotten Tomatoes is just a review aggregator, and the latter can’t understand that David Ayer directed it.


#8

Someone call the GGers to their aid! To the misogynobile!


#9

Sovereign citizen or German? At least we know that they like capital letters.


#10

oh you mean this class act?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuM1j_WinfY


#11

This is laughable. Let’s just say you got 300 million signatures. Then what? You call the internet police to shut down a website? LOL.

  1. I like DC comics. I loved Green Lantern back in the day.

  2. DC comics USED to have the best comic book adaptation movies around. But lately they are falling flat.

  3. I like some of Zach Snyder’s films, and LOVED the visuals in some of them. Man of Steel is not one of those movies.


#12

Suicide Squad fan petition launched to shut down Rotten Tomatoes after dreadful reviews


#13

Maybe we can start a petition on change.org to shut down change.org for hosting bullshit petitions!


#14

Lock them up! Lock them up!

The age of internet is here and it’s just louder.


#15

(:grin: I couldn’t find my Keanu mind-blown gif)


#16

Aggregators can be detrimental to the industry they purport to serve. Metacritic, for instance, amplifies notoriously shoddy game scoring systems and helps keep them alive. But even so, making a petition to close it is utterly, comically idiotic. I mean, who are you petitioning at this point? The Tsar of all the Internets? Magical wish-granting goblins? Who?

As for Suicide Squad, the movie that, from the first previews, looked to be utterly hideous, turned out utterly hideous? Wow. What a twist! The only shocking thing is that it appears to have fans. No accounting for taste, I guess.


#17

Well, they capitalized Affect. Germans capitalize nouns. I’m going to go with sovereign citizen and brace for inappropriate naval verbiage.


#18

I’d be curious to see the overlap between this group wanting to hide negative reviews of a movie critics have seen and the anti-ghostbusters group that pushed to slam the movie before anyone had even seen it?


#19

Harley Quinn reimagined as dumb psycho sex-kitten “jerk-off material”…

That’s a really bad thing and I shouldn’t like it.


#20

[Repost from the Wonder Woman thread, but relevant here]

It’s interesting to see how frantically the studio has been scrambling to make Suicide Squad look as different as possible from Batman vs Superman in the promotional materials.

Here’s a promotional image released before BvS hit theaters, with the now-standard desaturated “dark and gritty” look that’s permeated the last couple of DC movies:

And here’s a promotional image released after the critical consensus that BvS was a joyless slog:

It’s like Warner Bros. is desperately screaming “Wait, come back everybody! Honest, this one’s gonna be a fun comic-book movie!!”