The embargo has been lifted on Suicide Squad reviews, and to the shock of pretty much everyone, they haven’t been too kind.
This was the movie that was supposed to save the DC Universe after the Batman v Superman debacle. It was armed with a killer cast (no pun intended) and even better trailers. But it currently rests at a ‘rotten’ 35% on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
SUICIDE SQUAD review coming: DC fans no longer have grounds to mock Marvel movies. Faceless hordes, sky portals, quips - it's Marvel lite.— devin faraci (@devincf) August 2, 2016
SUICIDE SQUAD has the most embarrassing villain of any superhero movie ever, and i will not entertain any debate on this very serious matter— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) August 2, 2016
Suicide Squad: A mess. Some fun elements and good performances but mostly it's overstuffed, tonally awkward and narratively unsatisfying.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) August 2, 2016
Director David Ayer, who was only two days ago part of a controversy when he yelled “F*** Marvel” at the Suicide Squad premiere, tweeted a response to the reviews.
Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas - Emiliano Zapata— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
“Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas,” he tweeted, which, when translated, means: “I’d rather die standing than live on your knees.”
“Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life,” he continued.
Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life. ❤️— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
Problems began when the film entered an unusually lengthy reshoots. Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death. reported that the tone of the film was not at all like the one they were showing in the trailers and that extra footage was being shot to fix it.
Suicide Squad releases on Friday. It stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis.
Look out for our review.
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