Suicide Squad fan creates petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes after scathing reviews

DC Comics fans are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad
Madness takes hold Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Image Picture Warner Bros

Who’d be a fan of Warner Bros’ DC Comics movies?

Ever since Christopher Nolan’s brilliant re-invention of Batman it’s been one disappointment after another.

Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel has its merits, but Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a tedious slog and now it looks like Suicide Squad it a bit of a duffer, too.

Batman v Superman posted a lowly 27% score on critical aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, while Suicide Squad isn’t doing much better on 33%.

It’s all too much for one DC fan who, in an act of what we’ll just call high ambition, has started a Change.org petition to get Rotten Tomatoes shut down.

Suicide Squad cast
Skwad Will Smith, Margot Robbie and DC new team of antiheroes. Image Picture Warner Bros

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Creator Abdullah Goldwater wrote: ”We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like 1- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 2- Suicide Squad 2016

And that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies.”

So far the petition has barrelled past 10,000 supporters in under 24 hours, with only 5,000 more needed to reach its goal.

All movie critics out there beware – it looks like DC Comics fans are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

The film’s director David Ayer has weighed in on the critical backlash, posting a quote from Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapta that roughly translates as: “I’d prefer to die on my feet than to live on my knees.”

One things for certain: in 2016 these DC Comics movies are dying on their feet quite spectacularly.

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