- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The new comic-book action flick “Suicide Squad” has been on the receiving end of a slew of dreadful reviews. Now some eager fans are taking to a petition website to demand RottenTomatoes.com remove the offending reviews.

Abdullah Coldwater of Alexandria, Egypt, began a Change.org petition Tuesday which, as of Wednesday afternoon, has nearly reached its 15,000 signature goal.

Titled “Shutdown Rotten Tomatoes,” Mr. Coldwatercomplained that the site needed to be shut down because of “unjust” negative reviews of “DC Extended Universe movies,” also citing March’s “Batman v Superman” release as an example.

“That affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great [movie],” he wrote.

In an update to his petition dated Wednesday, Mr. Coldwater said his aim was not shutting down the movie-review site but rather “to deliver a message to the critics.”

“A lot of people the supporters and the opponents of the petition act like we are already going right now to shut down the site,” he wrote. “It’s just a way to express our anger.”

“Suicide Squad” hits U.S. cinemas Friday. The movie premieres in Mr. Coldwater’s home country, Egypt, on Aug. 10, according to imdb.com.



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