Entertainment 'Suicide Squad' at 31% on Rotten Tomatoes

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  1. Humongous

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    I was really looking forward to this one but it sounds like DC fucked things up yet again. According to unnamed sources, Warner Brothers was spooked by the horrible reception 'Batman v Superman' received and tried to crowbar in more humor and a lighter tone at the 11th hour.

    From I09:

    The extensive report—sourced through comments from unnamed Warner Bros. insiders, so grain of salt, etc.—cites a bevy of stresses about the production of the movie, from an alleged rush to meet its August 2016 release date to a supposed concern about David Ayer’s ability to handle an effects-driven summer blockbuster.


    But worries about the approach Ayer was taking with the film apparently got even more heated when Warner Bros. were blindsided by the vicious critical response to Batman v Superman earlier this year:

    A source with knowledge of events says Warners executives, nervous from the start, grew more anxious after they were blindsided and deeply rattled by the tepid response to BvS. “Kevin [Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO] was really pissed about damage to the brand,” says one executive close to the studio. A key concern for Warners executives was that Suicide Squad didn’t deliver on the fun, edgy tone promised in the strong teaser trailer for the film. So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a different cut, with an assist from Trailer Park, the company that had made the teaser.

    The concern lead to two alleged rival cuts of the film—one, Ayer’s darker take on the group of villainous misfits, the other a romp that focused on splashy effects and pop-song-infused humor that resonated in themovie’s early trailers. They were both screened for test audiences, until eventually a compromise between the two cuts was found—one that would need extensive reshoots to meld the two wildly different films together, hence the vaunted reports of reshoots that were claimed to “add humor” to the film earlier this year:


    In May, Ayer’s more somber version and a lighter, studio-favored version were tested with audiences in Northern California. “If there are multiple opinions that aren’t in sync, you go down multiple tracks — two tracks at least,” says an insider. “That was the case here for a period of time, always trying to get to a place where you have consensus.” Those associated with the film insist Ayer agreed to and participated in the process. Once feedback on the two versions was analyzed, it became clear it was possible to get to “a very common-ground place.” (The studio-favored version with more characters introduced early in the film and jazzed-up graphics won.) Getting to that place of consensus, however, required millions of dollars worth of additional photography.

    The whole thing is definitely worth a read at the link below—and it certainly offers a good reason for the consistent critique in reviews of howSuicide Squad feels like two very different films mushed together. Suffice to say if these allegations are true, there’s probably a lot more pressure onWonder Woman and Justice League to excel now than there already was.​
     
  2. a mysterious man

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    And Ghostbusters is still at 73%. That's gotta hurt.
     
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    It's nothing to do with shit casting though.
     
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    Oh I read Joker is barely in the movie. He should have been the star of it.
     
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    I never thought of myself as even caring about Marvel really, I'm not a comic person.....but I really root for DC to fail for some reason.


    Marvel-Disney took semi-unknown characters (Guardians, Antman) and semi-unpopular characters (mainstream America never loved Iron Man, Cap America or Thor before these movies) and made a dozen good movies out of it. DC still can't make a cool Superman and they are wrecking the only cool Batman (Bale) by forcing nerdy Affleck on the world a few years later.


    If you look hard at trailers you can see between the lines - Batman-Superman had no chance, it sucked from day 1. Suicide Squad secretly sucks if you look close enough. They try to trick you with that hot actress in short shorts but the movie seems kind of stupid.

    I hope DC falls so flat that they cancel the big future plans. All DC can really do right now is ruin the era of comic book movies through oversaturation. They should just go away and let Marvel run everything.
     
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    I guess the people who have given so far negative reviews to Suicide Squad are also the same sexist, misogynistic people who hate 2016's Ghostbusters...
     
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    Cara Delevingne can find nipples :dontknow:

     
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    Word of mouth from people I know say it's a mess. From Joker to Dead shot to Harley.... it stinks.
     
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    TV's a better bet
     
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    Saw it earlier today, it's fucking terrible.
     
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    Haha, stunted babymen. Your dorky nerd comic book movie sucks.
     
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    That bad?
     
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    But Marvel kicks ass tho right:c
     
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    This guy hits all the points
    DC cant mess up enough...
    Green Lantern... They botched Batman VS Superman... HOW ON EARTH IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE....
    Wonder Woman might be DOA after Suicide Squad bombs....

    Marvel took every property they owned.. that weren't licensed and made them Box Office Successes...
    DC's probably going to stop after Wonder Woman
     
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    What a clusterfuck. I rewatched the "Queen trailer" yesterday and it still looks so good.
    I give up with this shit. Just give me The Incredibles II and I'll be happy.
     
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    Deadshot ain't black! Fuck them for ruining him!
     
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    Diversity
     
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    I actually liked Batman Vs Superman, so I was mildly optimistic - it's truly awful. The Joker is embarrassing, Harley Quinn sounds like Fran Drescher, every five seconds there's a horrible song blasting, e.g. they suit up after being released from prison and that shitty Eminem song "Guess whose back, guess whose back" plays over the scene. The Enchantress is played by a retard who can't act, her sidekick looks like a CGI RuPaul and her henchmen look like something from the Power Rangers.