Wonder Woman Director Reviews Suicide Squad

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Ever since the embargo dropped for Suicide Squad on Tuesday, the film has been getting ripped to shreds by professional critics. Currently sitting at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, Suicide Squad is certainly not the film to reignite the DC Extended Universe. However, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins disagreed with the negative press surrounding the film, calling it “awesome” and “great” in a series of tweets.

 
Suicide Squad seems to be creating the same critic/fan divide that Batman v Superman amassed back in March. Critics absolutely tore up that film, which ended up with a weak 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, but general audiences (including myself) took more of a liking to it. The film opened with $181m domestically, garnering nearly $900m worldwide, while Suicide Squad is on track for a $133m opening weekend, and with no big competition for the rest of the summer, it will have strong legs.

 

Regardless of whether it is good or not, Suicide Squad is the definition of an event film, and audiences will hopefully reserve their judgements until after they have seen it. I’m seeing it at 7:30 tonight, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts throughout the next few weeks about the impact of the film and what it means for the future of the DCEU. Here are Patty’s thoughts, as well as other reactions.

Even the director of Marvel’s Doctor Strange defended the film against poor reviews:

 

 

Suicide Squad will be released tomorrow, August 5th. 

Wonder Woman will be released next June.


    2 Comments

  1. Karen ValenzuelaAugust 4th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Absolutely 100% support this article! Thanks for the write-up on this issue, Matt!!!!

    The DC Extended Universe is getting chewed up and spit out by critics prior to the release of the films, and that’s unfairly affecting the box office numbers. Sure, there are people who are going to disparage the DCEU and its films regardless because they have some sort of infantile bias against it, and they won’t go to see these films anyways. And there are those, like me, who will go watch the film in spite of the critics and poor reviews. I’d rather sit down and watch a film for myself than listen to critics who think they’re the end-all of what film audiences will/won’t like. If I watch Suicide Squad and don’t enjoy it, so be it.

    But what really burns me up is that people who normally would have been excited to see this film, not because they’re huge DC fans, but because they liked the trailers or they like certain actors, or the characters, are going to stay home and “wait for Redbox” instead of seeing it in theaters because critics are already ranting about how awfullll the film is.

    People, you’re allowed to make your own opinions. But don’t trash a film based off of someone else’s opinions. Make your oooown.

    Thanks, Matt! Great article! Glad to see big names in the Marvel camp are even coming out in support of the film. Marvel and DC should be friends. (That’s never going to happen. BUT STILL! Opposites attract, right??)

  2. CryssyAugust 4th, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I never bother reading reviews, to me they are completely unnecessary. Everyone has different tastes so I don’t understand basing what I watch on someone else’s tastes. I can’t wait to see Suicide Squad, regardless of what anyone else has to say about it 🙂

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