This is amazing. And stupid. But mostly amazing. DC’s Suicide Squad movie is getting somewhat, uh, so-so reviews. What next? Make sure nobody ever reads them, apparently, because if they don’t know the movie is terrible, it won’t be. That’s, like, basic science.
And so, almost 20,000 (!) furious fanboys signed a petition to shut down review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Not the actual websites that published the reviews, obviously, but the completely neutral website that simply compiles and quotes the scores, currently averaging around at 27%. That’s the real villain.
For a movie that isn’t out yet, so it’s not like these guys even know.
“We need this site to be shut down, because it’s [sic] critics always give the DC Extended Universe movies unjust bad reviews,” Abdullah Coldwater of Alexandria, Egypt, wrote in a vehement declaration that has since been edited out for reasons that probably don’t need much explaining. “That affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies [sic].”
The petition was revamped sometime in the night with a new, only marginally less inane “don’t listen to film criticism” mission statement instead and subsequently closed, but it probably won’t make the movie much better.