“Suicide Squad” Director Fires Back At Criticism

Critically, David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” was a dud with poor reviews all around. That said, it was also a movie that obviously suffered from creative interference with extensive reshoots and reports of numerous edits that it was fairly obvious that what ended up on screen was not the film its makers set out to make.

Made for a $175 million production budget, the film made a stunning $747 million worldwide but is still widely seen as a misfire – so much so the inevitable sequel is serving as something of a mini-reboot with James Gunn taking over the follow-up entitled “The Suicide Squad” which will blend some existing and mostly new characters.

Ayer himself has copped a lot of the flack for how “Suicide Squad” turned out, but he recently took to Twitter and stood up to film critic David Ehrlich’s dissing of the film the other day. Ehrlich said: “that feeling when a movie studio makes a splashy, exciting announcement about a sequel to some dumb piece of s–t that literally every sane person on earth hated with a passion when it came out like 10 minutes ago.”

Ayer responded: “David that’s really mean spirited. I understand the nature of your job and the necessity to grab eyes. But a lot of people dedicated their blood sweat and tears and came together to make the original. It’s incredibly painful to have two years of my love attacked in such a way.”

Ehrlich apologised, saying he was simply expressing “frustration” for “the endless franchise hype parade that continues unabated regardless of previous results” and the way it deters attention away from more original films getting attention. Ayer responded: “Thank you for this. The film industry is exactly that – an industry – it keeps growing and moving forward. Yet I know @JamesGunn will make something amazing. My frustration comes from being hammered for something that was not my original vision… On the real I cannot wait to see this movie #TheSuicideSquad.”

The new “The Suicide Squad” will soon go into production in Atlanta, Georgia and will be released in August 2021.

Source: Cinema Blend