The Suicide Squad has gotten weird recognition from even weirder reviews. And of course James Gunn responds.
According to information from Yahoo UKthe British Board of Film Rating (BBFC) revealed which movie rating was the most controversial and disputed last year. The honor finally fell to Suicide Squad. The movie of James Gunn it got a rating of 15. But then how many people complained? According to the report, only ten individuals complained about the rating. Probably, these people think that the film’s rating of DC Comics should have been higher.
Defending its decision, the British Board of Film Rating stated that “the focus on action within a comic, fantasy and superheroic context tempered the violence and gore” in Suicide Squadby James Gunn. They also noted how the film “goes lighter and places a greater emphasis on irreverent black comedy, thus counteracting the increased bloodshed” compared to the 2016 film, which was directed by David Yesterday. In this regard, the filmmaker’s response in a tweet to the strange complaints about his age rating was as follows:
Still only 10 complaints. https://t.co/IdYcVSNrAw
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 12, 2022
“There are still ten complaints“James Gunn commented ironically upon learning of the recognition he has received Suicide Squad. We can practically hear those shoulders shrugging.
Not many people complained either, right?
As James Gunn himself comments in his tweet, after all, there are only ten people complaining about the rating of Suicide Squad. It doesn’t have much merit. And it doesn’t represent the majority of the audience either. What makes this interesting is that a UK rating of 15 is virtually identical to an R rating in the US. It shouldn’t surprise us, though. The movie is what it is. That cannot be changed, no matter what an organization or estate says.