Suicide Squad is a Mess, Early Reviews Mostly Negative

Suicide Squad Reviews Are In

Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. Starring an all-star cast featuring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad had all the makings of a fantastic summer blockbuster. The trailers look great and the main song from the movie, “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots, is blowing up the charts. Almost looks like a can’t miss, right? Unfortunately, movie critics haven’t had many favourable things to say about the movie, so far.

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Early reviews have started to trickle in today. At the time of writing, the movie was averaging a 45/100 on Metacritic. That is with 25 reviews in. Simply put, that is dreadful and has to be disappointing for Warner Bros.

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone absolutely panned the movie giving it a score of 25 and said: “Suicide Squad wussies out when it should have been down with the Dirty Dozen of DC Comics. Audiences complained that Batman v Superman was too dark and depressing. So director-writer David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury) counters with light and candy-assed. I call bullshit.”

Ouch, harsh words from Mr. Travers. On the other hand, Brian Truitt from USA Today gave the movie an outstanding score (88) and said this: “Compared to its ilk, Suicide Squad is an excellently quirky, proudly raised middle finger to the staid superhero-movie establishment.”

Truitt’s comments are certainly encouraging for those planning to see the movie when it opens up this weekend. Robbie Collin from the Telegraph had a review right near the average (40) and reported the following:  “When you compare Suicide Squad to what James Gunn and Marvel Studios achieved in Guardians of the Galaxy – low-profile property, oddball characters, make-it-fun brief – the film makes you cringe so hard your teeth come loose. But it’s a slog even on its own crushingly puerile terms.”

Well, there you have it. Overall, movie critics certainly haven’t embraced Suicide Squad like we thought they would.

Does this change your opinion of the movie? Will you still go see it? Tell us in the comments below.