Bad Suicide Squad Reviews Are Way Better Than Suicide Squad, Which Is Bad
Does DC have another Batman v Superman disaster?
BY Matt Miller | Aug 3, 2016 | Film & TV
Suicide Squad (you know, that movie Jared Leto won't STFU about) is coming out this week after more than a year of weekly trailers. Today, the first reviews are starting to trickle in. They don't look so hot! Apparently critics don't want to see another movie with a shit-ton of superpeople doing superthings in a superdark way—specifically superpeople they neither know nor care about.
Let's see what the critics are saying:
In a year overloaded with comic-book movies, Suicide Squad just seems like more of the same. —Seattle Times
The movie itself is also a motley amalgamation—a strange blend of different tones, stories, and pacing all mashed into something that has cool individual elements, but never really comes together. —Gizmodo
Riding the trend is David Ayer's day-glo superhero circus Suicide Squad, a gleefully nihilistic, abysmally messy romp that delights in upending the genre's conventions and tries desperately to, like, totally blow your mind with its outre freak show. —Associated Press
"Suicide Squad is bad. Not fun bad. Not redeemable bad."
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. —Rolling Stone
Suicide Squad is bad. Not fun bad. Not redeemable bad. Not the kind of bad that is the unfortunate result of artists honourably striving for something ambitious and falling short. Suicide Squad is just bad. — Vanity Fair
What a waste of a perfectly twisted Suicide Squad... let us count just some of the ways Suicide Squad is one of the most disappointing movies of the year. —Chicago Sun Times
On paper, this could have been the antidote to an increasingly codified strain of comic-book movies, but in the end, it's just another high-attitude version of the same. —Variety
So much happens in David Ayer's DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad that by the end, it's as if you've seen nothing. — Time
Oh well. It will still probably crush the box office.
From: Esquire US.