Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Topic Of The Day: Since When Did Critical Opinion Warrant A Place On Change.Org?
So the reviews of Suicide Squad are starting to roll in and because it is getting a mixed reception, there is already a petition to get Rotten Tomatoes shut down due to critics not being in line with opinions of the moviegoing public. As somebody who has enjoyed comic book movies, I think this petition is absolutely ridiculous.
First off, the critics that are giving it negative reviews are only expressing their opinions. It is their job to critique movies and influence the public, telling them what to see and what not to see. Also, it's not like they're completely biased against comic book movies. They'll like them if they are well made movies like Captain America: Civil War, The Dark Knight, and X-Men which all did receive a positive reception. If you don't agree with their opinion, then that's fine. But there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for you to chastise or punish them for it while you have free reign to express your own opinion and say that it's better. It's a double standard.
Another reason this petition is frustrating is because Suicide Squad hasn't even come out yet. The majority of the moviegoing public hasn't even seen the movie to judge for themselves and they are already up in arms about the reviews. To all you DC fanatics that may be reading this, I say give me a goddamn break!!
On a side note, with the backlash towards critics after the reception of both this and Batman v. Superman, the DC Universe fanatics are starting to ruin the DC films for me and frankly, I think they're going to alienate a lot of people who aren't normally comic book fans but enjoy watching superhero films.
We've never heard anything about Marvel fans being up in arms when critics turn savage towards Marvel movies. But I think that's because Marvel happens to make better films. Now, they don't always make great films because I thought Avengers: Age of Ultron was terribly disappointing and Thor: The Dark World was anemic and torturous to sit through. So if a Marvel film ends up being a stinker, I will openly say so because it is my personal opinion because I do not go along with what everyone else says. Plus, as a Marvel fan, I'm likely not going to see Doctor Strange. So there you go.
But to everyone that is reading this that still wants to go see Suicide Squad despite its mixed buzz, I say you should not only go but go and judge it only for yourself. Go in with an open mind and don't go along with what everyone else is saying by the time the movie ends. Formulate your own opinion and judge for yourself.
Anyways, those were my thoughts on the petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes. Whether you agree or disagree, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!