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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/suicide-squad-fans-petition-to-shut-down-rotten-tomatoes-following-bad-reviews-a7169446.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/suicide-squad-rotten-tomatoes-asked-916787

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/08/03/suicide-squad-rotten-tomatoes/88037494/


http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/08/04/suicide_squad_fans_are_right_about_rotten_tomatoes.html


Suicide Squad's methodical release of engaging movie trailers, perfectly scored clips and wacky on-set anecdotes (we're looking at you, Jared Leto) have had DC Comics fans salivating for the supervillain movie for a good year.

The Warner Bros. movie hits theaters this weekend, and the film starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Leto as the lethal Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Joker is supposed to be great, right?

According to many movie critics (excluding our own Brian Truitt, who gave the film 3½ stars out of four): No, not so much. Here's a sampling of reviews that have helped the movie earn its current 31% positive score on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes:


New York Post

"Suicide Squad isn’t a movie — it’s a two-hour trailer, a demolition derby of barely explained action and droll quips. ...The question isn’t whether Suicide Squad is as good as The Avengers, but whether it’s as bad as Green Lantern."

San Francisco Chronicle

"If you know someone you really can’t stand — not someone you dislike, not someone who rubs you the wrong way, but someone you really loathe and detest — send that person a ticket for Suicide Squad. It’s the kind of torment you can wish on your worst enemy without feeling too guilty: not something to inflict permanent damage, just two hours of soul-sickening confusion and sensory torment."

Miami Herald

"There isn’t a moment of spontaneous fun or humor in this long, turgid movie, the latest letdown for DC Comics fans who’ve been waiting for someone to pick up the baton Christopher Nolan left behind and do this universe justice."

New York Times

"Suicide Squad is a so-so, off-peak superhero movie. It chases after the nihilistic swagger of Deadpool and the anarchic whimsy of Guardians of the Galaxy but trips over its own feet. ... It’s too cynical, or too scared, to be as grisly or as dirty as it should be."

Philadelphia Inquirer

"In fact, Suicide Squad is a seriously schizoid feature. It is, on the whole, a brainless, over-the-top, guns-blazin' actioner. Yet the action is interrupted several times by these earnest timeouts while the characters explore their inner selves like members of a group-therapy session."

Rolling Stone

"The walking dead aren't the only clichés that eat away at the potential in this material. Superfreaks become supersweeties and Suicide Squad: Dawn of Dullness (my subtitle) does the impossible. Forget Batman v Superman — at least it tried. This botch job makes Fantastic Four look good."



I thought this was a minor thing until....


https://www.change.org/p/don-t-listen-to-film-criticism

Well, that's a lot of signatures. Maybe they're spam.
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I thought rotten tomatoes is a platform for the audience to review a movie. I don't really see the point in using a picture of it while complaining about critics.
Anyway, who cares. Look at Avatar. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen (it couldn't beat Independence Day but it was still horrible). Nothing made sense and it was almost insulting how extraordinary bad the story was. But still, it received good critics (bad ones too but the majority was positive) and high ratings. Am I starting a petition because of it? Of course not, that would be ridiculous. I didn't enjoy it because of the reasons I named but others enjoyed it because of how visually appealing it was and that's fine.
Starting a petition because people don't agree with you is a little bit childish.
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srlan23 wrote:

I thought rotten tomatoes is a platform for the audience to review a movie. I don't really see the point in using a picture of it while complaining about critics.
Anyway, who cares. Look at Avatar. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen (it couldn't beat Independence Day but it was still horrible). Nothing made sense and it was almost insulting how extraordinary bad the story was. But still, it received good critics (bad ones too but the majority was positive) and high ratings. Am I starting a petition because of it? Of course not, that would be ridiculous. I didn't enjoy it because of the reasons I named but others enjoyed it because of how visually appealing it was and that's fine.
Starting a petition because people don't agree with you is a little bit childish.


It aggregates newspaper critics and such, or people who actually make a living writing reviews. I sorta understand the point where snobbish elitism could affect a critic's review, or anything else contributing to absurd standards that critics often seem to have, although I think this is ridiculous.
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I think we're reaching the point where critics start losing their jobs. The disconnect between the audience and critics has been rather jarring this past year.
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Planning to go see this film, hope its not shit like all them reviews say.
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"Suicide Squad isn’t a movie — it’s a two-hour trailer"

Sounds like Zack Snyder's MO is leaking into the DC Universe, even when he's not directing. Oh well.

As for the petition thing, its not really meant to be taken seriously...here is the creator:

"In fact i started this petition to gather dc fans to express our anger just for fun. I didn't mean it to be taken that serious."

Sure, they are upset, but they don't seriously want to shut down RT.
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KnightOfZero1991 wrote:
I think we're reaching the point where critics start losing their jobs. The disconnect between the audience and critics has been rather jarring this past year.
yeah or rather the quality control seems no worth anymore (for any studios, music, medias in general?) where money and just able to get it out through some publisher or something then "its fine"....

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"Suicide Squad isn’t a movie — it’s a two-hour trailer"

Sounds like Zack Snyder's MO is leaking into the DC Universe, even when he's not directing. Oh well.

As for the petition thing, its not really meant to be taken seriously...here is the creator:

"In fact i started this petition to gather dc fans to express our anger just for fun. I didn't mean it to be taken that serious."

Sure, they are upset, but they don't seriously want to shut down RT.


I was aware of that, but some people do take it seriously and I thought it would be a good topic to launch into what it means to be a critic. I think Anton Ego from Ratatouille summons it up best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih6jcKd7VwU

It is pretty much easier to hate something than to defend it.
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I was aware of that, but some people do take it seriously and I thought it would be a good topic to launch into what it means to be a critic. I think Anton Ego from Ratatouille summons it up best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih6jcKd7VwU

It is pretty much easier to hate something than to defend it.


Quite a good clip there.

Overall, I think the gap between average cinema goers and cinema critics is largely due to how little the average viewer undertstands the medium. Like how a radio listener might love a song that is just the four chords of pop music, but a critic would be obliged to point out the overused nature of them. I don't think there is really a true solution to this issue from the critics side. While to some degree they could do a better job at relaying information to audiences and helping them understand whether or not they would personally like the movie instead of giving broader, sweeping statements about quality, overall, the task rests on the shoulders of the average moviegoer. Learn what makes a movie tick to some minor degree so you can better understand when a movie does something well or badly and with that knowledge, demand more from cinema.

You might ask why you would ever want to learn to dislike something, but I believe that if you understand something better and devote more to it, you not only can see the lows, you can see the highs. A truly great movie can be so much more, and you might even broaden your horizons a little bit by just enjoying the craft.

Check out Every Frame a Painting on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjFqcJQXGZ6T6sxyFB-5i6A) for some really entertaining video essays about cinema.
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Weird.
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You got weird tomatoes?

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