On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (recorded Monday August 8th 2016) John talks about the following topics:
1) Delays on Gambit
2) Jimmy Smits appearing in Rogue One
Winnie Cooper writes: Hi John, I wanted to get your unique perspective on an angle of the DC vs Marvel critical reception that I haven't heard anyone talking about specifically. And that is the critic/audience approval ratings difference for Marvel and DC movies. Let me show you what I mean. When you look at critics vs audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes for Marvel films they are pretty much in lock step, with most of the films at 0-5% difference between critics and audiences. In fact, in 13 movies only one (Thor 2) has a double digit difference (of +12% for audiences), with Marvel movies averaging +1.77% for audiences. But the differences are drastic with DCEU movies. +20% audience approval for MoS, +38% for BvS and as of the date of this email a whopping +47% for Suicide Squad. That's an average of +35% audience rating for DCEU movies. Meaning that critics like Marvel movies on average almost as often as audiences, but like DCEU movies far far less than audiences. So the question is, why? Are critics being unusually harsh on the DCEU movies or are audiences just more forgiving of weak films?
Itamar writes: hi john, about suicide squad, first of all, i didn't like the movie. the bad stuff just was too much for me. but my question is, don't you feel this movie was suppose to be R rated? the entire time, it just felt weird that these group of psychopaths and bad guys never cussed once. felt out of character for them. i feel this should've been a R rated movie not just because the R, but just like deadpool, a R rating would fit these characters and the story. would've been way cooler
Ben Rainer writes: Big Fan hear, and I respect your opinion very much. I have seen Suicide Squad already and I really really enjoyed it. Any way my question is do you thing that critics subconsciously review DC movies harsher than Marvel movies. I am not even saying they do it on purpose or even are aware that they’re doing it. I’m just wondering if Suicide Squad Movie comes out under the Marvel name I wonder if it would be getting slightly higher reviews. I am very curious to hear your thoughts, and I am loving your podcast.