Cara Delevingne Responds to Bad 'Suicide Squad' Reviews, Says It's 'for the Fans' Not the 'Critics'
By Alex Ungerman
Suicide Squad may not be a critical darling, but the cast is ready for the fans to have a say.
Though the film has so far been panned -- currently sitting at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, only two percent better than the maligned Batman v Superman scored earlier this year -- star Cara Delevingne and her castmates think that audiences will have a different take when it hits theaters on Friday.
"The critics have been absolutely horrific," Delevingne told Reuters at the movie's London premiere on Monday. "They're really, really horrible ... I just don't think they like superhero movies."
It's not just the cast standing behind Suicide Squad.
In response to the bad Rotten Tomatoes score, a Change.org petition to shut down the site garnered more than 18,000 signatures. The drafter of the petition later suspended it, clarifying that the goal was obviously not to shut down Rotten Tomatoes, but to "deliver a message to the critics that there is a lot of people who disagree with their reviews."
DC Comics has had a rough go of it on the aggregator website, while Marvel movies have tended to fare much better.
In response to the negative reviews, Suicide Squad director David Ayer tweeted a quote from historical Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, that roughly translates to "It is better to die at your feet, than to live on your knees."