The word’s out. Rotten Tomatoes gives DC’s band of nasties thumbs down.
Tomatoes Quote – “Critics Consensus: #Suicide_Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.” https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/suicide_squad_2016/
The #Tomatometer went splat with a 29% positive review rating for 2016 version of the Dirty Dozen:
Average Rating: 4.9/10
Reviews Counted: 139
That’s just 2% better than the disastrous Tomatometer rating for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that featured DC’s World Finest assets looking less than super. One of the few saving graces was the appearance of Wonder Woman as a truly fearsome warrior princess.
But what does a rotten Rotten Tomatoes rating mean in the superhero earnings universe?
The lack of critical acclaim still registered a box office for the cowled crusader and the man of steel’s anti-buddy movie at $875 million. Not bad but when you’re a superhero, the comparisons start to rack up, especially against arch-rivals in the Marvel universe.
By comparison B v S lags a couple of the Spider-Man flicks by hundreds of millions and let’s not start on #Captain_America.
This does not bode well for DC’s much-anticipated superstar spectacle #Justice_League movie expected out in November 2017. Batman’s role in the trailer is less than spectacular he resembles a union rep knocking on superhero doors to recruit members.
Otherwise DC is taking clear steps to up its game. The same trailer shows Aquaman, oft cast by DC comicbook fandom as the wimpy kid picked last for the team, looking buff tossing Batman around. The king of Atlantis is played by Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, the spectacularly ripped 6-4 actor known for playing tough guys from Game Of Thrones to Conan The Barbarian, a character from the other team. In fact, Momoa’s Aquaman resembles Arthur Curry a lot less than – dare I mention the name? Prince Namor, an Atlantean from Marvel’s comicbook universe.
As a life-long DC fan, I’m hoping for the best.