‘Wonder Woman’ Director Gives Her Own Review of ‘Suicide Squad’

By August 4, 2016

Suicide Squad had firmly cemented itself as one of the most anticipated movies of the year, maybe one of the most anticipated superhero movies of all time over the past few months, thanks to an incredibly weird and exciting marketing campaign and slew of trailers going for it. However, the film hasn’t been on the receiving end of too many positive reviews over the past few days, and it looks like instead of being the critical saving grace that the DCEU desperately needs right now, it could just end up being another disappointment.

The negative reviews from critics have predictably, sparked quite an outrage from fans (who still haven’t seen the film, keep in mind) online, with a new petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes popping up, and many continuing to beat their “critics are biased” drums at full volume once again.

However, it looks like director David Ayer’s new film just received a positive review from none other than one of his fellow DC alumni, Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins, who shared her thoughts on the film and confusion towards the negative reviews on social media:

Now, I think it should be noted right away, that while it’s definitely had more negative reviews than positive so far, Suicide Squad has had a much more positive reaction overall from critics than Batman v Superman even came close to having. Besides, we all know that in the end, the critical rating/score of a movie doesn’t really determine it’s success at this point. It can affect it, sure, but most times moviegoers will pay more attention to the audience scores anyways, and depending on how strong the film’s box office legs are over the coming weeks, it could still end up being the smash hit that Warner Bros. is hoping it will be.

Either way, it looks like more and more of those involved in the comic book films right now are coming to Ayer’s aid at this point, and considering Wonder Woman looks legitimately better than almost any other film in the DCEU so far, Jenkins’ endorsement does come as a much-needed comfort following the surprising, negative reactions to the film this week.

Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres on August 5th, and Wonder Woman is set to hit theatres on June 2nd, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • John Ikarus

    Kevin Smith of comicbookmen and Yoga Hosers fame should have directed it.