Suicide Squad fans love the movie and don’t care about your negative reviews. The only problem is they haven’t actually seen Suicide Squad yet. The movie boasts an all-star cast with Oscar and Emmy winners in the mix, but according to the reviews, that’s not enough to save this movie. Not even a superhero like Clark Kent himself can save Suicide Squad from utter disaster, if the plethora of negative reviews are believed. But fortunately for Warner Bros., the fans aren’t listening. In fact, they’re angry that negative reviews are being posted at all. What will all these fans do if they actually see Suicide Squad and decide for themselves that the movie sucks?
It’s one thing to hear a negative review about a film like Suicide Squad and not let that influence your decision to hit the movie theater and see the film for yourself. It’s another thing entirely to become filled with anger and outrage and lash out at reviewers because they dissed the movie that you have yet to see. And that’s exactly what Suicide Squad fans are doing. Suicide Squad fans aren’t just ignoring the negative reviews, but they’re lashing out at reviewers, writing angry rhetoric on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram and now they’ve launched a petition to shut down the greatest offender of them all: Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes is a review aggregator, and not an actual critic’s review site. Let’s just hope Suicide Squad isn’t so bad it gets nominated for a Razzie, because certainly, all chaos will ensue.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 32 percent score on the tomatometer, the Independent gave Suicide Squad a two-star review and Forbes said the movie was worse than both Green Lantern and Fantastic Four. Rolling Stone only gave the movie one star, so let’s hope the fans don’t find out. Who knows what they’ll do! Though Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 32 percent on the tomatometer, 98 percent want to see the movie.
If the idea of launching a petition to shut down a movie review site because you disagree with the reviews, on a movie that hasn’t been released yet, sounds like something you wouldn’t expect to get a lot of attention, think again. The Change.org petition has more than 15,000 signatures.
Suicide Squad fans have also shared their anger and disgust with the negative reviews on Twitter. You can see a collection of GIFs and memes that fans shared on Twitter in the article link. Twitter live streamed the Suicide Squad red carpet premiere and the response on the Internet was great. The live stream premiere quickly became one of the top trends and that was probably an indication that this movie has a lot of fans. But will Suicide Squad maintain the momentum following August 5? Will Suicide Squad bring in the money that it needs to truly be a blockbuster?
The GIFs and memes haven’t stopped coming in and they aren’t expected to stop until after the movie’s release.
Me: I'm going to see suicide squad— enchantress (@shazamsbatson) August 3, 2016
Critic: It's bad
While many of the fans posting and tweeting are sharing their anger towards the negative reviews, some are also posting that they are simply ignoring them.
The negative reviews are causing such a stir, that it isn’t only fans taking a stand against the bad publicity. Suicide Squad director David Ayer had to respond. True to social media trends, Ayer used Twitter to respond.
Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas - Emiliano Zapata— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
The translation reads, “I’d rather die on my feet, than live on my knees”.
Ayers continued tweeting and expanded upon his first tweet.
Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life. ❤️— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
Ayers saying that he made the movie for the fans, might end up being its saving grace. Clearly, the reviewers don’t care for it and the fans are out in full force defending it. Right now, they’re ignoring the negative reviews and are ready to see the film. But how will they react after they see it?
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