Suicide Squad comes out this Friday but reviews have already begun to come out; and it looks like itâ€™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 Ayerâ€™s third installment into the DC Extended Universe. Most critics are finding the plot messy, the villain lame and the Joker lacking (as in heâ€™s barely in it).
David Ehrlich over at IndieWire gave the film a D+ and had the title of his review read, â€œThese Heroes May Be Bad, But Their Movie Is Even Worseâ€. Perhaps the most damning review was Rolling Stonesâ€™, where Peter Travers gave the film one out of four stars. He ended his review with: â€œMy 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 clichÃ©s 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 â€” at least it tried. This botch job makes Fantastic Four look good.â€
It isnâ€™t all bad, as Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B- and said, â€œFor DC, which blew it with Batman v Superman last spring, Suicide Squad is a small step forward. But it could have been a giant leapâ€ (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?