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Review: Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad
08.03.2016
7 10

PLOT: With Superman dead and a possibly meta-human threat on the way, government agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a team of imprisoned supervillians to do her bidding, with the promise that each will have some of their sentence commuted.

REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD comes along at an important time for the DC Cinematic Universe. With Marvel movies dominating the box office, and BATMAN V SUPERMAN having laid an egg with critics and a large chunk of the audience (although the Blu-Ray director’s cut is changing some minds) the heat is on David Ayer’s atypical superhero film to deliver the goods. After having won audiences over with an inspired ad campaign, SUICIDE SQUAD is nonetheless opening to largely negative reviews. In this case, the early knee-jerk critical reaction seems unfair, with this being a perfectly serviceable and occasionally inspired comic book film - albeit not one without some serious flaws.

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It’s easy to see why the early critics may have been puzzled by the film as despite some rumored last minute tinkering, the finished movie doesn’t really resemble the manic trailers and is more in line with the noirish vibe of BvS. In fact, much of SUICIDE SQUAD seems as schizophrenic as some of the characters, with jokey on-screen graphics during the character intros trying way too hard to ape DEADPOOL’s satiric approach, while the non-stop song score seems too closely patterned after GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, a film which - despite the studio’s best efforts - this does not otherwise resemble.

It’s too bad these gimmicks were shoe-horned in as much of SUICIDE SQUAD works just fine on its own. For one thing, the casting is spot-on, with Margot Robbie instantly iconic as Harley Quinn, a breakout heroine that could easily launch a franchise of her own. Sporting a Bronx accent and a garish (but sexy) style, her Quinn doesn’t look or sound like any other big-screen heroine we’ve ever seen. Her performance is every bit as daring as say Johnny Depp’s original take on Jack Sparrow in the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. Iconoclastic, she absolutely dominates the film, giving Quinn both a bad-ass edge and an intriguing sense of vulnerability that’s only hinted at here but could be explored by follow-up films.

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Will Smith also seems ideally cast as the group’s true anti-hero, the murderous but ultimately noble Deadshot. Jacked-up more than he’s ever been, Smith seems to relish playing a real tough guy, although perhaps in a concession to his fan-base he’s never allowed to be really bad, with him being a doting dad at heart and the most unambiguously heroic of the gang when stuff starts to happen.

In fact, this “stuff” is where SUICIDE SQUAD comes up short, with the big threat here being Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, who’s taken over Rick Flagg’s (Joel Kinnaman) mortal girlfriend and now wants to enslave mankind. It’s all very ho-hum and leads to a lot of familiar comic-book level carnage. It’s a shame Jared Leto’s Joker winds-up being such a non-factor as despite all the hype, he only has a few scenes and doesn’t really convey any real threat, with him mostly mooning over Harley and being wholly superfluous to the plot. You could have cut Leto out of this movie entirely and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Of the cast, the only real sense of menace comes from Viola Davis as the cold-blooded Amanda Waller, who seems tougher than any of the baddies here and is a strong against-type part for the actress. Of the non-marquee players, Jay Hernandez has the most to work with as the tortured Diablo, arguably the most powerful meta-human of them all, yet one who's reluctant to use his gifts thanks to a tragic past.

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Despite this being his first superhero tent-pole movie, Ayer seems well-up to the task, even if some of the action scenes feel quite familiar. Disappointingly, the Steven Price score never really gets the chance to register in the way his efforts for GRAVITY and Ayer’s own FURY did. Cast-members like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (as Killer Croc) and Jai Courtney’s much-hyped Boomerang also never really come into their own due to limited screen-time, while Joel Kinnaman is too low-key and naturalistic as Rick Flagg to compete with Robbie, Smith or Davis (one wonders what the originally cast Tom Hardy would have done with the part).

Despite these and other issues, SUICIDE SQUAD is nonetheless a very effective popcorn movie, with the disciplined 120 minute running time a sharp contrast to the superhero epics that run over a half-hour longer. Most significantly, SUICIDE SQUAD, like BvS feels like a legitimate film and even if it occasionally misses the mark, one can’t fault the filmmakers for not being ambitious. It’s occasionally messy, but it’s also quite dynamic at parts and Robbie’s heroine is one of the most exciting to hit the big-screen in years.

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4:38PM on 08/05/2016

Now my only concern is...

Killer croc was very very mehh. But the rest of this movie was amazing I was smiling all the way through.
Killer croc was very very mehh. But the rest of this movie was amazing I was smiling all the way through.
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2:00AM on 08/05/2016

I really liked it

I just saw this movie and all I can say is that it was really good. It wasn't boring (BvS) or stupid (Deadpool) or overstuffed (Civil War). It had a lot of characters but it felt lean and the pace never stops. Perhaps having the Joker has the effect of people expecting the film to center around him (it doesn't) but he was efficient. Reminded me of Frank Booth. There may be some editing issues but it didn't hurt continuity like in BvS. I'll just recommend to people that want to see a fun, action
I just saw this movie and all I can say is that it was really good. It wasn't boring (BvS) or stupid (Deadpool) or overstuffed (Civil War). It had a lot of characters but it felt lean and the pace never stops. Perhaps having the Joker has the effect of people expecting the film to center around him (it doesn't) but he was efficient. Reminded me of Frank Booth. There may be some editing issues but it didn't hurt continuity like in BvS. I'll just recommend to people that want to see a fun, action driven summer blockbuster, SS is one of the better ones. I must say that the crowd was into the movie, so maybe I'm not the only one who feels this way.
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11:45PM on 08/04/2016

Good

I thought it was much better than those idiot critics was saying enjoyed every minute of it.
I thought it was much better than those idiot critics was saying enjoyed every minute of it.
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12:19AM on 08/05/2016
"I thought it was much better than those idiot critics was saying enjoyed every minute of it."

This is quite a funny comment by you, mikehd. You call them idiots in a sentence that is so very poorly typed.
"I thought it was much better than those idiot critics was saying enjoyed every minute of it."

This is quite a funny comment by you, mikehd. You call them idiots in a sentence that is so very poorly typed.
10:56PM on 08/04/2016

I Don't Get It...

If you are to believe the gathering of opines at sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Etc....This film is a total disaster. You know what? I'm starting to actually think there's something to the whole ' Marvel Marks' thing, because I saw SS tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. Disjointed? Where? Hard to follow? What? I'm thinking that those who pass for ' Film Critics' either have ZERO film intelligence, or their reviews are pre written and handed to them to publish (oooooooooooo Conspiracy!!)....
If you are to believe the gathering of opines at sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Etc....This film is a total disaster. You know what? I'm starting to actually think there's something to the whole ' Marvel Marks' thing, because I saw SS tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. Disjointed? Where? Hard to follow? What? I'm thinking that those who pass for ' Film Critics' either have ZERO film intelligence, or their reviews are pre written and handed to them to publish (oooooooooooo Conspiracy!!).... SS moved at a brisk pace, told its story well, had at least 4 solid performances in it ( Ms Robbie, Mr. Smith, Ms Davis, and Mr. Hernandez) and was no more or no less silly than any of the other Superhero films out there. Is it Shakespeare? No, but it was entertaining, and while there are those among us who seem to have to have their film layouts spoon - fed to them, This is far from the disaster its currently being advertised as. The rating here is fair and honest. Don't listen to Critics. See it yourself, and make up your own mind. Gives all those Marvel Marks something to Gnash their teeth on....
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10:35PM on 08/04/2016

That's a fair rating

Just saw it; not perfect but perfectly fun. Biggest complaints deal with editing and over abundance of generic CGI
Just saw it; not perfect but perfectly fun. Biggest complaints deal with editing and over abundance of generic CGI
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10:23PM on 08/04/2016
Just got back from seeing it. Not going to post a full review just yet but I enjoyed it more than BvS (which I liked) and MoS(which I hated). Harley Quinn and Deadshot are freaking awesome in this, Joker was kinda meh. I'd rather see a sequel to this then the upcoming Justice League film.
Just got back from seeing it. Not going to post a full review just yet but I enjoyed it more than BvS (which I liked) and MoS(which I hated). Harley Quinn and Deadshot are freaking awesome in this, Joker was kinda meh. I'd rather see a sequel to this then the upcoming Justice League film.
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9:16PM on 08/04/2016
well 7 out of 10 is good for me. I though the trailers looked cool, and I would see it regardless.
well 7 out of 10 is good for me. I though the trailers looked cool, and I would see it regardless.
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8:35PM on 08/04/2016
Knee jerk reactions? Movie was a disappointment.
Knee jerk reactions? Movie was a disappointment.
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6:23PM on 08/04/2016

Jesus guys...

You do realize that this is just HIS opinion of the movie right?? And a rating he gave another movie has NO bearing in this thread whatsoever!! People find different things funny, others are more easily amused, so fucking what!! People who haven't even seen the movie are griping about his score being too generous...like, what?!? This whole DC/Marvel debate reminds me of the Biggie/Tupac debacle. Why does there have to be 2 sides? I enjoy Marvels movies, I enjoy DC's movies, I hope they both do
You do realize that this is just HIS opinion of the movie right?? And a rating he gave another movie has NO bearing in this thread whatsoever!! People find different things funny, others are more easily amused, so fucking what!! People who haven't even seen the movie are griping about his score being too generous...like, what?!? This whole DC/Marvel debate reminds me of the Biggie/Tupac debacle. Why does there have to be 2 sides? I enjoy Marvels movies, I enjoy DC's movies, I hope they both do good at the box office so they keep pumping out more movies. you think one side produces better quality films, well you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but that doesn't mean you have to bash the shit out of the other side and spew venomous hatred about it.
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6:27PM on 08/04/2016
Also, this review could've said "1/10, worst movie ever made" and I'd still be there to at least form my own opinion. A review has never swayed me from seeing a movie I thought looked good.
Also, this review could've said "1/10, worst movie ever made" and I'd still be there to at least form my own opinion. A review has never swayed me from seeing a movie I thought looked good.
6:17PM on 08/04/2016
So it ended up being a Will Smith vehicle like I said all along. Smh. I can wait for HBO.
So it ended up being a Will Smith vehicle like I said all along. Smh. I can wait for HBO.
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5:49PM on 08/04/2016

I'll see it regardless, I don't have high or low hopes

Oh, and just a little off topic, but I don't give a flying fuck that Wild n Out is still on television, and sure as shit don't care for the ads promoting it. You guys can take that shit down. You have my permission.
Oh, and just a little off topic, but I don't give a flying fuck that Wild n Out is still on television, and sure as shit don't care for the ads promoting it. You guys can take that shit down. You have my permission.
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3:47PM on 08/04/2016
Ok so i havent seen this yet, but man must this stink for jared leto because NOBODY is mentioning his preformance, and if they are its that he sucks. Playing the joker is like the holy grail for actors, so im pretty dissapointed that he wasnt able to bring anything to the table.
Ok so i havent seen this yet, but man must this stink for jared leto because NOBODY is mentioning his preformance, and if they are its that he sucks. Playing the joker is like the holy grail for actors, so im pretty dissapointed that he wasnt able to bring anything to the table.
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3:01PM on 08/04/2016

Sounds fine, just not spectacular....

When they announced this I said it would never work because you have murderers taking on bad guys, and the murderers are perfectly fine with killing good guys in the process. Then the trailers came out and I thought I was wrong because they took a different tone making them more like misunderstood (and goofy) tough guys than murderers. Turns out I was right the first time. They didn't believe the real Suicide Squad would sell on a wide scale (including it's solid R rating), so they tried to
When they announced this I said it would never work because you have murderers taking on bad guys, and the murderers are perfectly fine with killing good guys in the process. Then the trailers came out and I thought I was wrong because they took a different tone making them more like misunderstood (and goofy) tough guys than murderers. Turns out I was right the first time. They didn't believe the real Suicide Squad would sell on a wide scale (including it's solid R rating), so they tried to make it GotG instead. That made a mediocre film that nobody seems to like. It will probably have some good action and some funny moments, which puts it right in line with most summer movies. It's just not going to be great. So now the pressure shifts to Wonder Woman (which already looks great).
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2:25PM on 08/04/2016

Thank You Chris

I have NO CLUE how good this movie is or if I will enjoy it, but at least there's something positive out there and the pendulum didn't swing too far either way. It's killing oversees right now. I want more movies from this universe and from these writers and directors (I know I'm not in the majority on this...I guess). The imagery, tone, and even the soundtrack are right up my alley. I remember getting the same vibes before Blade came out. I'm seeing this tomorrow.
I have NO CLUE how good this movie is or if I will enjoy it, but at least there's something positive out there and the pendulum didn't swing too far either way. It's killing oversees right now. I want more movies from this universe and from these writers and directors (I know I'm not in the majority on this...I guess). The imagery, tone, and even the soundtrack are right up my alley. I remember getting the same vibes before Blade came out. I'm seeing this tomorrow.
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12:14PM on 08/04/2016
I get the whole concept of judging a movie by what purpose it serves (i.e., Transformers is a mindless popcorn flick - not an Oscar contender), but Suicide Squad isn't just a popcorn movie. It's supposed to be its own coherent story while also complimenting a larger universe. And all the other reviews I've read say it's a mess. So I'm not sure it's fair to give it a 7 because it's an effective popcorn movie ("despite its issues," no less). Also if you read this review without looking at the
I get the whole concept of judging a movie by what purpose it serves (i.e., Transformers is a mindless popcorn flick - not an Oscar contender), but Suicide Squad isn't just a popcorn movie. It's supposed to be its own coherent story while also complimenting a larger universe. And all the other reviews I've read say it's a mess. So I'm not sure it's fair to give it a 7 because it's an effective popcorn movie ("despite its issues," no less). Also if you read this review without looking at the rating at the bottom, the language here does not add up to a 7/10. It reads to describe a 6/10 at best. I want to like SS and the whole DCCU (Wonder Woman looks kickass) but we shouldn't falsely decorate it. If these movies could use serious improvement then we need to describe them as such. And for anyone thinking "See the movie before you say all of this," - you can't. You vote with your dollars. If you pay to see it, you tell the studio you like it. That's just the way it is.
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12:42PM on 08/04/2016
"If you pay to see it, you tell the studio you like it. That's just the way it is." I hear ya, but I don't agree. This is basically saying I should only buy a ticket to a movie I'm interested in seeing if it reviews well with critics beforehand. Fuck all that. My bluray collection would be 1/8th the size if I based my interest in movies solely on critic reviews and forum comments. It sucks to be disappointed by a film I was looking forward to, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna let critics,
"If you pay to see it, you tell the studio you like it. That's just the way it is." I hear ya, but I don't agree. This is basically saying I should only buy a ticket to a movie I'm interested in seeing if it reviews well with critics beforehand. Fuck all that. My bluray collection would be 1/8th the size if I based my interest in movies solely on critic reviews and forum comments. It sucks to be disappointed by a film I was looking forward to, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna let critics, fanboys, and trolls make up my mind for me.
12:59PM on 08/04/2016
I hear you. But I'm not saying "don't see a movie if critics didn't like it." What I'm saying is: don't see a movie when there's a pretty clear consensus that it's not good, expect something different, and then hope the studio behind it changes their direction for the better. It'd be too late for that. I want the DC films to get better but I'm not sending that message if I go and pay for a ticket to see this. I'm not even saying I won't see this, just saying you still support it if you see it
I hear you. But I'm not saying "don't see a movie if critics didn't like it." What I'm saying is: don't see a movie when there's a pretty clear consensus that it's not good, expect something different, and then hope the studio behind it changes their direction for the better. It'd be too late for that. I want the DC films to get better but I'm not sending that message if I go and pay for a ticket to see this. I'm not even saying I won't see this, just saying you still support it if you see it and don't like it.
12:59PM on 08/04/2016
tetsuo9181 - agree. I love to read reviews and comments by people I respect, but in the end, there are so many movies I've enjoyed or even loved that have been panned, or that I've disliked that were raved about. In the end we have to make up our own minds, and it's not the responsibility of anybody else to tell us what to do or give us a review/opinion we want to read.

SUBJECTIVE perspectives are all that anybody can give us.

tetsuo9181 - agree. I love to read reviews and comments by people I respect, but in the end, there are so many movies I've enjoyed or even loved that have been panned, or that I've disliked that were raved about. In the end we have to make up our own minds, and it's not the responsibility of anybody else to tell us what to do or give us a review/opinion we want to read.

SUBJECTIVE perspectives are all that anybody can give us.

1:04PM on 08/04/2016
Nick-0 - life happens ya know? It's not the end of the world if you support a movie you didn't end up liking. Be wild and crazy and take a chance. Stressing over this kind of thing is ridiculous.
Nick-0 - life happens ya know? It's not the end of the world if you support a movie you didn't end up liking. Be wild and crazy and take a chance. Stressing over this kind of thing is ridiculous.
3:55PM on 08/04/2016
As far as reviews go for me..it's not the end all be all. If I want to see a movie before reviews come out...I will see that movie no matter what. If I am on the fence about seeing a movie...really bad reviews will make me think twice. Really good reviews will get me more motivated to see it.
I don't think going to see a movie is a vote for liking it...since you won't know if you like it, until you see it. But, the repeat viewings sure tell the story. "BvS" made a lot of money. But, not
As far as reviews go for me..it's not the end all be all. If I want to see a movie before reviews come out...I will see that movie no matter what. If I am on the fence about seeing a movie...really bad reviews will make me think twice. Really good reviews will get me more motivated to see it.
I don't think going to see a movie is a vote for liking it...since you won't know if you like it, until you see it. But, the repeat viewings sure tell the story. "BvS" made a lot of money. But, not anywhere close to what it should have, or was expected to. And, it sure sounds like the folks at WB have taken notice concerning the movies that came after it.
11:42AM on 08/04/2016
I have the utmost respect for Patty Jenkins and her coming to the defense of this movie provides me with a few new sparkles of hope.
I have the utmost respect for Patty Jenkins and her coming to the defense of this movie provides me with a few new sparkles of hope.
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12:02PM on 08/04/2016
The woman's directing the next DCEU movie. What's she going to say? "Yeah, the critics are right on this one. Suicide Squad kinda sucks. Hopefully mine will be better!"
The woman's directing the next DCEU movie. What's she going to say? "Yeah, the critics are right on this one. Suicide Squad kinda sucks. Hopefully mine will be better!"
12:12PM on 08/04/2016
@MrScreenAddict - I am betting that if she really thought it was awful she would just be keeping her mouth shut. No reason to put attention on herself or the great buzz around the WW trailer at this stage in the game...
@MrScreenAddict - I am betting that if she really thought it was awful she would just be keeping her mouth shut. No reason to put attention on herself or the great buzz around the WW trailer at this stage in the game...
1:00PM on 08/04/2016
Damn bud, you are really in denial, and naive.

It's called PR from people in the DC universe, nothing more, nothing less. They are getting paid to promote their movies/universe. You can't honestly be serious, open your eyes.

Go see the movie, I don't care about that, but damn man your comment is just......wow.
Damn bud, you are really in denial, and naive.

It's called PR from people in the DC universe, nothing more, nothing less. They are getting paid to promote their movies/universe. You can't honestly be serious, open your eyes.

Go see the movie, I don't care about that, but damn man your comment is just......wow.
11:27AM on 08/04/2016

"Iconoclastic"

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Also, your score is baffling. The entire review reads like a solid 5/10 — *maybe* 6 if you're feeling generous — and then BANG, 7/10! Can't rock the boat too hard, I guess.
I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Also, your score is baffling. The entire review reads like a solid 5/10 — *maybe* 6 if you're feeling generous — and then BANG, 7/10! Can't rock the boat too hard, I guess.
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10:23AM on 08/04/2016

Always subtract 2 points from Chris's score

He likes everything. Honestly this was a very generic movie. Generic characters, generic action scenes, horrible script and a waste of talent. Joker sucked in his cameo scenes, Harley was super annoying and nothing like her comic book counterpart, the rest of the Squad takes a backseat to Will Smith who brings his typical Aww Hell Nah performance. It wasn't terrible but it's just bland. 5/10.
He likes everything. Honestly this was a very generic movie. Generic characters, generic action scenes, horrible script and a waste of talent. Joker sucked in his cameo scenes, Harley was super annoying and nothing like her comic book counterpart, the rest of the Squad takes a backseat to Will Smith who brings his typical Aww Hell Nah performance. It wasn't terrible but it's just bland. 5/10.
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10:00AM on 08/04/2016
I will see this purely for Robbie's Harley Quinn. It's a shame that Leto's Joker is a waste.
I will see this purely for Robbie's Harley Quinn. It's a shame that Leto's Joker is a waste.
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9:06AM on 08/04/2016
I just saw it. I really liked the opening with all the flashbacks and the music. It was a good way to introduce all these new characters. Wasn't impressed with the action, that was just too generic. With all the buzz surrounding Margot Robbie and Jared Leto it's a bit surprising that Will Smith is the heart of the movie. You'd almost forget he's in the movie since Harley Quinn is so hyped in the marketing. She didn't live up to the hype in my opinion, but Robbie does look very hot in the
I just saw it. I really liked the opening with all the flashbacks and the music. It was a good way to introduce all these new characters. Wasn't impressed with the action, that was just too generic. With all the buzz surrounding Margot Robbie and Jared Leto it's a bit surprising that Will Smith is the heart of the movie. You'd almost forget he's in the movie since Harley Quinn is so hyped in the marketing. She didn't live up to the hype in my opinion, but Robbie does look very hot in the hotpants and fishnets. The costume is also a big hit with the cosplay girls so I should not complain. All in all, a decent movie and more fun than Zack Snyder's DC movies.
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8:17AM on 08/04/2016
Even though I thought it was too early to introduce the Suicide Squad into the DC storyline and for them to get their own solo film, I do think the film looks badass. Big fan of Ayer (loved End of Watch, and especially Fury) and think he's done a really good job of bringing this choatic, fun lovin group to life. The design looks fantastic and the cast of characters all look to be in top form.

I'm most excited to see how the events, actions, and consequence of this film impact the rest of
Even though I thought it was too early to introduce the Suicide Squad into the DC storyline and for them to get their own solo film, I do think the film looks badass. Big fan of Ayer (loved End of Watch, and especially Fury) and think he's done a really good job of bringing this choatic, fun lovin group to life. The design looks fantastic and the cast of characters all look to be in top form.

I'm most excited to see how the events, actions, and consequence of this film impact the rest of the DCU (particularly Batman's side) going forward and to see Leto, and Robbe steal the show as Joker, and Harley.
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8:08AM on 08/04/2016
7/10 is fine by me.
7/10 is fine by me.
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12:09PM on 08/04/2016
Same. Looking forward to it.
Same. Looking forward to it.
7:27AM on 08/04/2016

Meh for now

I hate Will Smith....that dude from Die Hard 5 is one of the WORST actors ever and I am so sick of Margot Robbie, so I doubt I will run out and see this and just catch it online.
I hate Will Smith....that dude from Die Hard 5 is one of the WORST actors ever and I am so sick of Margot Robbie, so I doubt I will run out and see this and just catch it online.
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9:04AM on 08/04/2016
Sick of Margot Robbie? She's only been around for 3 years and in a small handful of movies. She hasn't done enough to get sick of her yet, lol.
Sick of Margot Robbie? She's only been around for 3 years and in a small handful of movies. She hasn't done enough to get sick of her yet, lol.
9:04AM on 08/04/2016
Sick of Margot Robbie? She's only been around for 3 years and in a small handful of movies. She hasn't done enough to get sick of her yet, lol.
Sick of Margot Robbie? She's only been around for 3 years and in a small handful of movies. She hasn't done enough to get sick of her yet, lol.
9:46AM on 08/04/2016
everything's gonna be alright bro, really
everything's gonna be alright bro, really
10:20AM on 08/04/2016
How can one be sick of Margot Robbie? She has only be in a handful of movies in her short career. Even if she had been in 20 movies, she's so freaking hot I would want more. PFFFAH! Sick of Margot Robbie? Haha!
How can one be sick of Margot Robbie? She has only be in a handful of movies in her short career. Even if she had been in 20 movies, she's so freaking hot I would want more. PFFFAH! Sick of Margot Robbie? Haha!
1:06PM on 08/04/2016
@tetsuo

I mean really bud? You should be posting your comment to YOU. You have posted 2 main comments on this page about being excited, defending the movie because the WW director said its good, yet when this guy makes a comment to show his non-excitement, you post that stupid comment.

I think you are the one that needs to calm down and realize that this movie isn't the DC godsend, and no matter how much you say you can't wait or so and so likes it, it has a bigger potential to be a
@tetsuo

I mean really bud? You should be posting your comment to YOU. You have posted 2 main comments on this page about being excited, defending the movie because the WW director said its good, yet when this guy makes a comment to show his non-excitement, you post that stupid comment.

I think you are the one that needs to calm down and realize that this movie isn't the DC godsend, and no matter how much you say you can't wait or so and so likes it, it has a bigger potential to be a disappointment.

No where in this comment does he say his life is over and child hood ruined or how it's going to put him in some sour mood, so your comment is severely unwarranted.
8:42PM on 08/04/2016
@Trollblo dude you're just as bad as the other guy is. As much as he's here to defend it, you're here to attack it. Pot, meet kettle. Grow up dude, you're acting like a child...
@Trollblo dude you're just as bad as the other guy is. As much as he's here to defend it, you're here to attack it. Pot, meet kettle. Grow up dude, you're acting like a child...
6:41AM on 08/04/2016
so far pretty much anyone's opinion I actually take the time to follow has enjoyed the movie. looking forward to guns, croc, and hotpants tonight!
so far pretty much anyone's opinion I actually take the time to follow has enjoyed the movie. looking forward to guns, croc, and hotpants tonight!
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6:34AM on 08/04/2016
I'll take pretty good. Its hard for guys like Ayer to make something truly special because dumbass studio executives are always forcing things along. Im still excited to see it.
I'll take pretty good. Its hard for guys like Ayer to make something truly special because dumbass studio executives are always forcing things along. Im still excited to see it.
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6:20AM on 08/04/2016

Damn!

So much potential. Great stories to tell, larger than life characters, a inspired casting and promising directors can not overcome a rushed schedule, bad scripts and a general ignorance by the studio about what they want to present to the audience.
So much potential. Great stories to tell, larger than life characters, a inspired casting and promising directors can not overcome a rushed schedule, bad scripts and a general ignorance by the studio about what they want to present to the audience.
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6:18AM on 08/04/2016
Negative reviews? Should have taken a leaf from the Ghostbusters book of marketing... release trailers that are truly woeful, wait for the backlash, then boom! The bearded, craft beer & artisan bread brigade will eventually awake from their eggs baked in avocado induced comas or take time out from saving the 'Yangtze Finless Porpoise' from the safety of their 'social media echo chambers' to accuse everyone who smells a turd of being a racist or sexist bigot, better still both... then sit back
Negative reviews? Should have taken a leaf from the Ghostbusters book of marketing... release trailers that are truly woeful, wait for the backlash, then boom! The bearded, craft beer & artisan bread brigade will eventually awake from their eggs baked in avocado induced comas or take time out from saving the 'Yangtze Finless Porpoise' from the safety of their 'social media echo chambers' to accuse everyone who smells a turd of being a racist or sexist bigot, better still both... then sit back and wait for the positive (fair) reviews to come pouring in. Its the "Backlash against the backlash" method. Its the future of reviews.
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6:58AM on 08/04/2016
Damn, dude... this comment is so ridiculous and all over the place and clearly not about the film in question that all I can really ask you is...

Have you tried eggs with avocado? Or craft beer, for that matter?

Both delicious.

Try both of those and then reconsider who the real crazy people are here: the ones who have genuine positive or negative opinions of a film, or the ones who are convinced that there's some sort of conspiracy where a small percentage of young people on reddit
Damn, dude... this comment is so ridiculous and all over the place and clearly not about the film in question that all I can really ask you is...

Have you tried eggs with avocado? Or craft beer, for that matter?

Both delicious.

Try both of those and then reconsider who the real crazy people are here: the ones who have genuine positive or negative opinions of a film, or the ones who are convinced that there's some sort of conspiracy where a small percentage of young people on reddit are able to completely shift the direction of multi-billion dollar corporations by commenting "there's too many/not enough straight white males in this". Get over your hatred of "millennials" and realize people might have opinions and tastes that don't line up with yours.

And, on another note, talking shit about people who supposedly do all their work "from the safety of their social media echo chambers'" on an anonymous movie review website's comment section might be the most hypocritical and backwards argument I've ever heard.

Save the Yangtze Finless Porpoises, and take your hatred for the Ghostbuster's reboot elsewhere.
9:36AM on 08/04/2016
You can bake an egg in a fucking avacado? That's sound spectacular.
You can bake an egg in a fucking avacado? That's sound spectacular.
9:57AM on 08/04/2016
@akskier, very good argument.

@rinzleristrom, your rebuttal?
@akskier, very good argument.

@rinzleristrom, your rebuttal?
4:39PM on 08/04/2016
@MickLoud It is a very good argument.

I have a beard, eat eggs and avocado but not eggs baked in avocado and I own a restaurant that serves exclusively craft beer, so I'm half way there... Delicious, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt with regard to the avocado.

I have no issue with this review to me it seems perfectly fair, my post which has clearly failed to convey to you the sarcasm intended, was to address complaints regarding the negativity of initial reviews. I have referenced
@MickLoud It is a very good argument.

I have a beard, eat eggs and avocado but not eggs baked in avocado and I own a restaurant that serves exclusively craft beer, so I'm half way there... Delicious, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt with regard to the avocado.

I have no issue with this review to me it seems perfectly fair, my post which has clearly failed to convey to you the sarcasm intended, was to address complaints regarding the negativity of initial reviews. I have referenced Ghostbusters as to me this is an interesting case, I've seen it, did i like it? not really. Did I see the point of it? No. Do I prefer the original? Yes. But do I think it raped my childhood? far from it. I just didn't think it was a particularly good way to spend my time and money and it certainly wasn't because I am racist or sexist. the initial backlash was ridiculous in some ways understandable given the awful trailers, however it did allow for some pretty disturbing and unnecessary views and language, but what followed were almost apologetic reviews, as if many reviewers felt they were morally obliged to be more positive than they would ordinarily be, hence me saying "The backlash against the backlash" as though they'd been charged with protecting it from the evil men on the internet. I graduated HS in '97, thats pretty close to being a millennial, depending on your interpretation of the term. People with have differing opinions and this review is clearly one, given it's current standing amongst critics but I struggle with the almost universal panning of a movie. I think this has more to do with the disappointment of BvS than people care to think or admit. There just seems to be fewer and fewer genuine personal opinions.

The social media echo chamber does not refer to those writing the review but those shouting "bigot" loud enough to, if not to influence peoples opinion at least make them feel uncomfortable in voicing it. I thinks that's pretty clear on reading it again. To cut to the chase, I cant help but feel had this movie been slated from the get go and had the marketing campaign been universally disappointing, the reviews may have been more positive given the low expectations, rather than it being seen as the second coming of Christ and the savior of the DC universe.
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4:21AM on 08/04/2016

Nope..its worth 5-6 / 10

Saw it yesterday...in my opinion...the beginning is good, but when all joined up it became mess. its try follow GOTG with many song, but failed on execute. Not only that my complain is too many scene cut like only 5 second and change to other scene....and JOKER is not memorable at all, to much show off kind like soft version on lex luthor (BvS). The story is simple...its predictable (yea...its simple story but doesn't mean we can get fun). The acting ...only Deadshot & Harley Quinn is great.
Saw it yesterday...in my opinion...the beginning is good, but when all joined up it became mess. its try follow GOTG with many song, but failed on execute. Not only that my complain is too many scene cut like only 5 second and change to other scene....and JOKER is not memorable at all, to much show off kind like soft version on lex luthor (BvS). The story is simple...its predictable (yea...its simple story but doesn't mean we can get fun). The acting ...only Deadshot & Harley Quinn is great. the other...hmmmm it so so but Rick flag is worse, doesn't have charisma as leader.
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6:01AM on 08/04/2016
You know what is a mess? Trying to read your post.
You know what is a mess? Trying to read your post.
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2:59AM on 08/04/2016
I saw it tonight and I'd give it a 5/10 (which if you look on RT is right about the average score). I was pretty disappointed by Batman v Superman, but I did think there were things that film did well. Where Batman v Superman shined and where this one utterly fails (in my opinion) is that at least Batman had a unique feel to it. The first 20 mins. of Suicide Squad isn't great, but it's not bad (just way too over flashback-y) but once they set out on their mission the film literally turns into
I saw it tonight and I'd give it a 5/10 (which if you look on RT is right about the average score). I was pretty disappointed by Batman v Superman, but I did think there were things that film did well. Where Batman v Superman shined and where this one utterly fails (in my opinion) is that at least Batman had a unique feel to it. The first 20 mins. of Suicide Squad isn't great, but it's not bad (just way too over flashback-y) but once they set out on their mission the film literally turns into the most generic superhero movie possible. The big bad guy is the weakest is the epitome of generic throwaway vision and it overall has a lot less visual flair than the trailers would suggest (but just as cool music which I dug at first, but ended up getting old pretty fast). Sadly, for me the biggest disappointment was Jared Leto's Joker, he just felt like a punchline more than a serious villain and wasn't menacing or even particularly memorable. He's in it for literally maybe 5 mins, but I felt like it was enough to show me that this version will be utterly forgettable compared to Nicholson or Ledger's versions. Also, I was saddened, but not surprised, that Scott Eastwood seriously was just a generic soldier and not Dick Grayson, or any other meaningful character, I have no clue why WB made such a big deal about keeping his role secret.
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2:36AM on 08/04/2016
"Her performance is every bit as daring as say Johnny Depp’s original take on Jack Sparrow in the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN."

I of course haven't seen the movie yet, but I seriously doubt her performance is even close to being as daring as Depp's performance in Pirates. And to even compare them, in any sense, seems so very, well I'll just say, not smart.

And this review didn't say many good things about the movie. So I don't see how it can be given a 7 when there wasn't much praise
"Her performance is every bit as daring as say Johnny Depp’s original take on Jack Sparrow in the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN."

I of course haven't seen the movie yet, but I seriously doubt her performance is even close to being as daring as Depp's performance in Pirates. And to even compare them, in any sense, seems so very, well I'll just say, not smart.

And this review didn't say many good things about the movie. So I don't see how it can be given a 7 when there wasn't much praise at all.
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1:26AM on 08/04/2016

Lol

You guys aren't even trying to pretend that you're not pandering to fanboys.
You guys aren't even trying to pretend that you're not pandering to fanboys.
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1:53AM on 08/04/2016
Well, all WB checks cleared, so....
Well, all WB checks cleared, so....
2:55AM on 08/04/2016
Did you read the review? He has gripes with the story, how certain characters are used, and the score. If half of it was good and half of it was bad, he would have given it a 5/10. However, he seems to imply the good outweighs the bad, and as an extra bonus, he got a lot of fun out of it. So, that might equate to something like...6.5 or 7/10, and this site deals in whole numbers, right?

I'm just not sure where the "pandering" comes in when he was clearly critical of a lot, unless you're the
Did you read the review? He has gripes with the story, how certain characters are used, and the score. If half of it was good and half of it was bad, he would have given it a 5/10. However, he seems to imply the good outweighs the bad, and as an extra bonus, he got a lot of fun out of it. So, that might equate to something like...6.5 or 7/10, and this site deals in whole numbers, right?

I'm just not sure where the "pandering" comes in when he was clearly critical of a lot, unless you're the type of person who doesn't actually do the reading and just scrolls to the bottom to see a clearly subjective ranking.
8:40AM on 08/04/2016
@Paul Shirey - haha :)
@Paul Shirey - haha :)
1:10PM on 08/04/2016
I love when editors reply to a comment and people just come to reply like they just said the funniest shit in the world. Take the editor's wiener out of your mouth, and no he won't message you and be your best friend.

I love when editors reply to a comment and people just come to reply like they just said the funniest shit in the world. Take the editor's wiener out of your mouth, and no he won't message you and be your best friend.

1:14PM on 08/04/2016
I'll bet you're a lot of fun in your own mind Trollblo.
I'll bet you're a lot of fun in your own mind Trollblo.
2:36PM on 08/04/2016
Well, it's been fun "Trollblo".

But, not really.
Well, it's been fun "Trollblo".

But, not really.
1:08AM on 08/04/2016

lame

You only gave it a 7 so that the loyal DC fans dont riot on here. Your review made it sound more like a 5/6. It's a shame DC can't get it right. Nolan and Burton are the only good DC directors I can think of. It's pretty pathetic ho many people are defending a movie they have not seen yet in the comments all over the web. The DC Universe already needs a reboot. Sad.
You only gave it a 7 so that the loyal DC fans dont riot on here. Your review made it sound more like a 5/6. It's a shame DC can't get it right. Nolan and Burton are the only good DC directors I can think of. It's pretty pathetic ho many people are defending a movie they have not seen yet in the comments all over the web. The DC Universe already needs a reboot. Sad.
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1:14AM on 08/04/2016
It's pretty pathetic how many people are bashing movies they haven't seen yet.
It's pretty pathetic how many people are bashing movies they haven't seen yet.
2:41AM on 08/04/2016
I saw it, does that mean I can critique it without you complaining?
I saw it, does that mean I can critique it without you complaining?
11:19AM on 08/04/2016
I don't believe what I said was a complaint rather a simple statement. If you have seen the movie then feel free to praise or critique as you see fit.
I don't believe what I said was a complaint rather a simple statement. If you have seen the movie then feel free to praise or critique as you see fit.
1:12PM on 08/04/2016
Bashing a movie before it comes out is the same thing as praising it as well. It's a 2 way street pal.
Bashing a movie before it comes out is the same thing as praising it as well. It's a 2 way street pal.
12:56AM on 08/04/2016

Are You Sure?

It feels like there's too much criticism in this review for it to be a 7/10. We all want this film to be great, but please, give us your honest opinion.
It feels like there's too much criticism in this review for it to be a 7/10. We all want this film to be great, but please, give us your honest opinion.
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11:58PM on 08/03/2016
Still going to go see it. I watched B v S Ultimate Edition the other day and it felt more like a "political" movie with some action thrown in here and there. The DC movies are a very different tone to Marvel and I like both.
Still going to go see it. I watched B v S Ultimate Edition the other day and it felt more like a "political" movie with some action thrown in here and there. The DC movies are a very different tone to Marvel and I like both.
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11:54PM on 08/03/2016
Still going in open minded as this was my most anticipated film this Summer but this doesn't sound like a 7/10 review...
Still going in open minded as this was my most anticipated film this Summer but this doesn't sound like a 7/10 review...
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11:53PM on 08/03/2016

DC seems to like turds

They flog the joker in promos. Then barely use him. This is a turd. DC are getting very skilled at punching out cinematic turds despite having good source material. Robbie is the best thing in it (Leto is not good either. Annoying and not menacing just like B v S's Luthor).
They flog the joker in promos. Then barely use him. This is a turd. DC are getting very skilled at punching out cinematic turds despite having good source material. Robbie is the best thing in it (Leto is not good either. Annoying and not menacing just like B v S's Luthor).
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11:51PM on 08/03/2016

LOL!

From the guy that gave Ghostbusters an 8/10.
From the guy that gave Ghostbusters an 8/10.
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12:17AM on 08/04/2016
Good one.
Good one.
2:24AM on 08/04/2016
Haha, well at least you respond to it in a classy manner Paul, that's a lot more than I can say for writers on a lot of other sites. Good for you, man.
Haha, well at least you respond to it in a classy manner Paul, that's a lot more than I can say for writers on a lot of other sites. Good for you, man.
12:02PM on 08/04/2016
Solid burn there. And good catch by the way.
Solid burn there. And good catch by the way.
12:19PM on 08/04/2016
:)
:)
11:51PM on 08/03/2016
Despite the negative early reviews, I'm still looking forward to this movie. I really enjoyed Ayer's Fury, and I liked Batman v Superman more than the critics. It had issues, but I thought it was better than it got credit for. It wasn't as good as some of the better MCU films, but I would say it was better than it's weaker ones. I just feel that MCU has released so many films over the last several years, people expect all comic book films to match that style/tone. I'm glad that DC is doing
Despite the negative early reviews, I'm still looking forward to this movie. I really enjoyed Ayer's Fury, and I liked Batman v Superman more than the critics. It had issues, but I thought it was better than it got credit for. It wasn't as good as some of the better MCU films, but I would say it was better than it's weaker ones. I just feel that MCU has released so many films over the last several years, people expect all comic book films to match that style/tone. I'm glad that DC is doing their own thing, same with X-Men/Deadpool. I find something to enjoy in all these series,
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