Aside from maybe those Orlando Bloom nude photos, the most discussed movie topic of the moment is “Suicide Squad” and the wave of negative reviews that has preceded the film’s release.
Much of the cast was in attendance at the London premiere last night where they were asked about their reaction to the critical reaction. Batman-News has collected quotes and of the group it was Cara Delevingne who was the most upset:
“The critics have been absolutely horrific, they’re really, really horrible. You know, I just don’t think they like superhero movies. It doesn’t really matter what the critics say at the end of the day. It’s the fans that we made this movie for.”
The others were towing that line as well including Margot Robbie and Will Smith who have both been getting the best notices of the film. She said: “At the end of the day critical acclaim is really nice, but we made it for the fans. If the fans like it then we did our job”. He said: “I think people had expectations that may have been different, but I’m excited for the fans to get to vote.”
Director David Ayer meanwhile has taken to social media and was a bit harsher in his rhetoric:
“I made the movie for real people who live in the real world. I made the movie for people who actually love movies and go and see movies. The movie’s a lot of fun and the fans are really going to enjoy this.”
One person who has his back is “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins who saw the film at that premiere and said:
“Uh… You guys. Super confused. Just went to the premiere of #SuicideSquad. Hadn’t seen it. It’s great!. Not sort of great. GREAT! I mean… I loved it. So surprised by some reviews. I don’t get it. I thought it was awesome. And NOT just because I’m in the DC world. Truly.”
The film has also now popped up on Metacritic where it has scored a 42/100, that puts it lower than “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which sits at 44/100.