Suicide Squad is finally out in theatres in the US, but despite the hype surrounding its promo, the internet is now abuzz with reviews and comments from many moviegoers who weren't impressed by the film even if it's got a star-studded cast, which include Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, and Will Smith.
Reviews run the gamut—from it being described as “a bunch of character stuff and plot stuff chopped and diced and tossed up on the screen with no regard for plot or logic or mood” to it being called a “subpar superhero movie." But even a low 35% rating from Rotten Tomatoes seems to not stop the movie from becoming a potential blockbuster hit. Fans have even made a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes (it’s that serious!) over the bad reviews.
With the criticism the movie has been getting early on in the game, there’s still one positive aspect: at least Suicide Squad is faring better than Batman vs. Superman. Aside from being a more fun movie (Batman vs. Superman was considered "dark" by critics), the characters are more developed in Suicide Squad. Even if the movie isn’t elegant, pretty, or graceful, Suicide Squad is considered a "a small step forward" for the DC Cinematic Universe. As of this writing, Suicide Squad has broken pre-selling ticket records, and is on its way to earning $140 million (and possibly more) for its opening weekend.
To those who plan to watch Suicide Squad this week: Just enjoy the movie and don't mind the critics—after all, taste is relative so there's a pretty good chance this one's not all bad.
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