Suicide Squad Director: David Ayers Screenwriter: David Ayer Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne Distributor: Warner Bros. Rated PG-13 | 123 Minutes Release Date: August 5, 2016
Suicide Squad should have been a lot better than this. Much better. Trailers sold us the idea that the film was about bad versus evil, with the bad guys being played by an all-star cast. Then the marketing threw in some awesome music, and the anticipation for DC’s version of the Dirty Dozen only grew. Sure enough, we all thought that this was the one film that the DCEU needed to break the negative streak that it has been on. It has all the right pieces laid out before them to be a great movie. However, maybe we should reserve that hope for another DCEU film because although Suicide Squad isn’t the worst comic book movie ever, it sure as hell one of the most disappointing ones.
By now you may have heard about the bad reviews surrounding Suicide Squad, and we will, of course, confirm that for ourselves (or at least myself) if it is truly as bad as critics make it out to be. But looking at the behind-the-scenes drama that has gone on (including the fact that there was two different cuts, one of which was made by a trailer company), the film looks to be continuing the DCEU’s slide down being a terrible shared universe franchise. Whether or not the film can save DCEU is up to the general audience. It is tracking for a $140 million opening, so that is something to look forward to but sources say it would have to gross at least $750-$800 million to break even.
While these negative reviews aren’t doing the film or studio any favors, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and members of the Suicide Squad team such as stars Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie and director David Ayer are responding to these criticisms and defending the film. But are they merely just campaigning for the film or do they genuinely have good things to say about the film. You decide for yourself below.
Warner Bros.’ next major DC Comics movie event Suicide Squad, a full-throttle action picture built around the premise of a group of supervillains being recruited by the government to take on dangerous assignments they can also be blamed for in case anything goes horribly wrong, recently entered a round of reshoots in an effort by the studio to add some fun and humor to what was shaping up to be a pretty grim flick.
The studio unveiled a new fast-paced trailer for the film during Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards 2016. You can watch it here below.
A new trailer and poster for Suicide Squad, Warner Brothers’ movie about the DC Comics villains super team of the same name featuring Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Enchantress, Boomerang, Katana, Diablo, Slipknot, and more, has been released online for all to enjoy.
The trailer was debuted during the DC: Dawn of the Justice League special on The CW hosted by Kevin Smith and featuring looks at upcoming titles like Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, complete with interviews with cast and crew working on WB’s DC universe such as Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Zack Snyder, and Patty Jenkins. We saw some Justice League concept art released for the special earlier today.
You can check out the new Suicide Squad trailer and poster below.