With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to kick off another flurry of superhero blockbusters (and possibly be the biggest/best yet if the early word is to be believed,) the films lead dancer/80’s music enthusiast, Chris Pratt, had a few things to say about what the other guys (Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe) are doing, and (spoiler) it kinda sounds like he might not be as critical as die hard fans might want him to be.
Yes, while the fan community seems to continue to divide, Star-Lord himself joins his GotG director, James Gunn (and arguably the majority of the movie going public,) in enjoying BOTH DC and Marvel. Pratt gave praise to the DCEU films while speaking with io9, granted he did have one very valid critique about one film in particular. (more…)
It’s a Clown Prince of Crime Thunderdome when ismahawk YouTube channel brings us a look at what might happen if two versions of Joker ever came to blows. On one side is Heath Ledger‘s Dark Knight Joker going up against Jared Leto‘s Suicide Squad gangster Joker. Who do you think would come out on top? Check out the Minute Match-Ups video below. (more…)
Suicide Squad marked the 3rd movie from the DC/Warner Bros cinematic universe that has caused much divide between critics and fans. Coming off the critically displeased reception of Batman V Superman, critics weren’t any less forgiving for SS, tearing into for its jarring plot, erratic editing, and vapid characters. The DC loyalists, however, relished the films boss soundtrack of classic rock anthems, its youthful edge style (If Hot Topic could be a movie, this would be it) and the badassery of break away characters like Viola Davis’ unapologetically brutal Amander Waller, Margo Robbie’s barb-tongued spitfire Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s “no time for bullshit” Deadshot. These are characters people want to see more of. And, well, they will. Suicide Squad 2 is in the making! With an interesting directing being courted no less. (more…)
So Suicide Squad was pretty divisive, right? It was critically shredded though commercially successful, and while that’s not a new story in Hollywood, there was quite the bitter backlash by fans to critics, including a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes. While 100 per cent of the people will never agree on 100 per cent of everything, it might be fair to say that whether you loved Suicide Squad or hated it, the movie had some problems. You know who agrees with that? David Ayer, the writer and director of the film. In a recent social media post, Ayer confessed that his movie has issues, and he promised to do better next time (?). (more…)
If there is one thing that Screen Junkies has made quite clear over the years, it is that no one is safe from ridicule, that any and every movie must be criticised to prove its worth. No matter how great it might be to the untrained eye, the Honest Trailers series will expose every flaw in all the most popular releases. In their most recent video, they’ve taken on be the baddest of the bad. The most dangerous villains in the entire DC universe have come under the critical eye of one of YouTube’s most scathing pop culture critics. (more…)
Suicide Squad wasn’t even out of theaters before Warner Bros. doubled down on a spin-off movie for Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. The character stole the movie right out from under the other characters including Jared Leto‘s Mr. J. Now word is making the Internet rounds that Warner Bros. has brought on a talented script writer that’s been making the Black List (the list of the best un-produced scripts of the year) since 2012. Best known for Shut In starring Naomi Watts that just hit theaters this weekend, Christina Hodson has also had her hand in the new The Fugitive, and a Bumblebee solo movie. (more…)
Easily one of this year’s most talked about movies, Suicide Squad has had one of most mixed responses from the comic fandom that you could expect. The guns and explosions and cool costumes and familiar faces had tons of people drooling with love over this movie. Other people noticed plot holes and lack of development with so many new characters crammed into one movie that they generally found that the positives didn’t make up for the mistakes. But that didn’t stop the crowds flocking to see it nor the hordes of Harley Quinn inevitably out this weekend for Halloween. (more…)
The gang over at HISHE are at it again, this time taking on David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad. The DC superhero movie that could have… but didn’t for many fans. While no one can argue that Suicide Squad did rake in some cash at the box office, not many left the theater feeling all that great. It was almost as if there were three cuts for the movie that got thrown together jigsaw puzzle style. Check out how HISHE would have changed things. (more…)
There’s nothing more infuriating than hearing the news about a Suicide Squad extended cut being released. With all the trailers and reports coming out before the release of the movie, the hype train was moving so fast, it could have gone back in time. Of course, when audiences finally saw the finished product, there was nothing more disappointing. After the bomb that was Batman V. Superman, this was supposed to be DCU’s savior. Instead, you paid $12 for trash. Now, if you want, you can pay double that amount for the same trash plus some new scenes that weren’t seen in the theaters.
Whatever else you might say about the movie, Suicide Squad – for better or worse – definitely had a distinct look. The bubblegum splashes of colour dance across a grim background of crime and depravity creating a juxtaposition that has definitely captured the world’s attention. As well as standing out from the other films released at the time, it also had enough of a visual personality to be fairly distinctive when surrounded by the other superhero movies in the limelight round about now. (more…)