BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Another Warner Bros movie has fallen flat in terms of critical reception. Suicide Squad was released to cinemas last weekend and most of the reviews of the movie have been very scathing.
The David Ayer-directed movie scored even lower than the previous Warner Bros movie, Batman vs Superman with both of them getting 26% and 27% respectively.
Several film critics penned their thoughts about the movie and here are excerpts of some of the reviews.
The Atlantic: “It feels like roll call on the first day of summer camp—“Tell us a little bit about yourself”—except that almost every character offers either a Tragic Family Melodrama or a Completely Inert and Uninteresting Romance. The producers of the movie could have saved time and money by simply instructing moviegoers to consult the Wikipedia pages of everyone in question before arriving at the theatre.”
The Hollywood Reporter: “A puzzlingly confused undertaking that never becomes as cool as it thinks it is, Suicide Squad assembles an all-star team of supervillains and then doesn’t know what to do with them.”
Vulture “..the makers of Suicide Squad can’t fully commit to their premise because they’re afraid that the mainstream PG-13 audience can’t handle it. The “worst of the worst” turn out to be rather sweet underneath, and the “suicide” part of the title means zip, nada. Many of The Dirty Dozen and The Magnificent Seven die in the course of their “suicide” missions, but DC and Marvel can’t bear to part with copyrighted characters that have the potential for multiple spinoffs. So the climactic battles are just CGI in a void — sound and fury signifying nothing.”
Wall Street Journal “In a word, “Suicide Squad” is trash. In two words, it’s ugly trash. Maybe no more words should be wasted on a movie that is, after all, only a movie, not a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.”