The first reviews for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" film — out this weekend — are in, and most critics say that the movie neither lives up to its ubiquitous hype nor its sprawling premise.
The film, which David Ayer ("End of Watch") wrote and directed, features an all-star cast of DC Comics villains — starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as The Joker — but critics generally aren't pleased with the way the ensemble picture turned out.
Read some of the film's scathing reviews and biggest gripes below:
Putting the film's star power aside, several critics criticized the "Squad" conceit itself, suggesting that the film's concept of a group of villains working together either makes no sense or doesn't deliver.
"It hardly matters who the 'Suicide Squad' is fighting or why. These supervillains just don't feel like they belong in the same zip code as DC's gritty urban antiheroes, let alone the same movie," The Daily Beast said.
Source: The Daily Beast
"Unfortunately, the result resembles a sports dream team whose combined efforts don't nearly measure up to the talents of its individual players," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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