Suicide Squad comes out this Friday but reviews have already begun to come out; and it looks like it’s Batman v Superman all over again.
Take it with however big a grain of salt you want, but the film currently holds a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 46 out of 100 on Metacritic (BvS got 27% and 44). Many critics are praising the cast and their performances, but besides that not many positive things being said about David Ayer’s third installment into the DC Extended Universe. Most critics are finding the plot messy, the villain lame and the Joker lacking (as in he’s barely in it).
David Ehrlich over at IndieWire gave the film a D+ and had the title of his review read, “These Heroes May Be Bad, But Their Movie Is Even Worse”. Perhaps the most damning review was Rolling Stones’, where Peter Travers gave the film one out of four stars. He ended his review with: “My heart sank during the film’s big battle between the Squad and zombie soldiers. You heard me: zombies! The walking dead aren’t the only clichés that eat away at the potential in this material. Superfreaks become supersweeties and Suicide Squad: Dawn of Dullness (my subtitle) does the impossible. Forget Batman v Superman — at least it tried. This botch job makes Fantastic Four look good.”
It isn’t all bad, as Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B- and said, “For DC, which blew it with Batman v Superman last spring, Suicide Squad is a small step forward. But it could have been a giant leap” (that may be as high a compliment as you can find for this film).
Are you still excited for Suicide Squad? Does three critical flops in a row put the DC Universe in danger?