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post #2251 of 2785
Not that I put a lot of stock into what IGN had to say, but they gave it a 5.9. From the review I was expecting a 3.0.
post #2252 of 2785
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Originally Posted by Adamclane99 View Post

Not that I put a lot of stock into what IGN had to say, but they gave it a 5.9. From the review I was expecting a 3.0.

 

I'm honestly surprised about what they say regarding Robbie's Harley not landing any of her comic moments. Of course, it's only one person's opinion (for now, at least).

post #2253 of 2785
Ouch, these reviews make for some pretty brutal reading. Dammit.
post #2254 of 2785

Vanity Fair's review was savage. And not in a good way.

post #2255 of 2785

Oh, Empire likes it. That's promising. 4 stars. Mind you they gave 4 stars to ID:R, so not sure what they are smoking down there.

post #2256 of 2785

Delicious.

post #2257 of 2785

Vanity Fair's writer also poo-poos Fury and End of Watch, so that son of a bitch is suspect.

post #2258 of 2785
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

Vanity Fair's review was savage. And not in a good way.
Here's the link, for those who are interested.
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Somewhere about halfway through Suicide Squad, so far the nadir of Warner Bros. and D.C.’s increasingly bungled attempt to build an enduring Avengers-style superhero franchise, the movie’s ostensible villain does some mumbo jumbo and a great light goes shooting up into the sky over a city, swirling around in a death circle, just like we’ve seen in so very many movies in the last almost decade. What a tired image, a stale and meaningless stab at grandeur. It’s especially meaningless in the film writer-director David Ayer has made, which desperately scrambles for a sense of style—any style will do!—and confuses itself into a muddy and smothering soup of wasted possibility.
Hee hee! Beautiful.
post #2259 of 2785

Defending this piece of shit will be my masterpiece.

post #2260 of 2785
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

Vanity Fair's writer also poo-poos Fury and End of Watch, so that son of a bitch is suspect.

 

I haven't seen EOW but I haven seen FURY. It's not a bad movie at all, but it is a really tough film (as in bleak). 

post #2261 of 2785

Reviews are HARSH.

 

there are already so many reviews emphasizing strongly how they think this movie is mediocre or downright bad, it's interesting to read the few positive ones and think "Oh, that kinda sounds like the movie I was expecting/hoping for."

 

I don't know if the negative reviews are throwing the baby (a committed aesthetic and vibe, interesting characters, supposedly decent action beats) out with the bath water (messy editing, run-of-the-mill plotting) or if it's the other way around, but it's kind of interesting so far.

 

regardless, definitely seems like the film has major issues in the story and editing departments.

 

already a bunch of comparisons to GotG and how SS falls so very short of that standard but then those reviews go on to criticize SS for some of the same exact shit that was in GotG. maybe the execution is just really that bad in SS, I dunno, seems like a bit of Marvel vs. DC bias at work there, though.


Edited by wasp - 8/2/16 at 9:55am
post #2262 of 2785
How can there already be supervillain fatigue?!
post #2263 of 2785

Dammit. As much as I love the stuff Marvel's been putting out, this is one of the few comic properties that I actually had some of that dang nostalgic investment in. Still 100% going to check it out when I can and hope maybe some of the BvS madness that seems to be going around rubs off on me. 

post #2264 of 2785
I'll probably like this.
post #2265 of 2785
I've always been more of a DC fan since a young age, so I was really really hoping they could at least pull off SS after they fucked up BvS so hard. I'll still see SS but man oh man...cmon DC.

I did enjoy the Ultimate Cut of BvS, though. It still gives me hope for the DCEU.
post #2266 of 2785
If Devin LIKES it. Then I'll worry.
post #2267 of 2785
WELP!!!

I'll still see it, but man the hype machine destroyed this film.
post #2268 of 2785
Im sure Devin is combing through all the reviews now, seeing what he needs to tweak in his own review to be as polarizing as possible.
post #2269 of 2785
Aw man, my Doom Patrol script is never getting optioned now.
post #2270 of 2785


He goes on to say it's the Faygo version of Guardians.

So I'm gonna love it.
post #2271 of 2785
The hell is Faygo?
post #2272 of 2785

Something Leto's Joker would drink.

post #2273 of 2785
Knockoff cheap soda brand, the official refreshment of Insane Clown Posse. It's what Juggalos baptize themselves in.



That's all Faygo in the air.
post #2274 of 2785
Well...that explains why I've never heard of it.
post #2275 of 2785
post #2276 of 2785
Oh, mannnn these negative reviews are brutal.
post #2277 of 2785

 

That's a heartening review. And not one mention of his kid and/or divorce!

post #2278 of 2785
Devins review is...mixed. Not surprisingly he hates Leto's Joker.
post #2279 of 2785

Wow. And I was really looking forward to this.

post #2280 of 2785

So from the reviews and rumors of reshoots....apparently WB's strategy is to hire established directors, give them a free hand during production, and then take away the film and hack it up in post.

post #2281 of 2785
post #2282 of 2785
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

So from the reviews and rumors of reshoots....apparently WB's strategy is to hire established directors, give them a free hand during production, and then take away the film and hack it up in post.

And then tell the world that you put filmmakers first and let them do whatever they want with their movie.
post #2283 of 2785
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The hell is Faygo?

A slur used against Italian homosexuals?
post #2284 of 2785

I'm not much of one for director's cuts that aren't Blade Runner but the more I read about this movie, the more I think I might want that version if/when it happens.

post #2285 of 2785

I tried Faygo when I was in Michigan, a couple years back. It's fuck-awful, and sickeningly sweet.

post #2286 of 2785

I couldn't finish a bottle, and I used to be big into Dew which sets the bar pretty low.

post #2287 of 2785
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Originally Posted by Splatoon View Post
 

I couldn't finish a bottle, and I used to be big into Dew which sets the bar X-tremely low.

post #2288 of 2785
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

That's a heartening review. And not one mention of his kid and/or divorce!

Are we sure it's really him, then?
post #2289 of 2785
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I couldn't finish a bottle, and I used to be big into Dew which sets the bar X-tremely low.


post #2290 of 2785

Now I'm just disappointed that...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Batman Vs. Deadshot

 

...was wasted on this apparent mess of a film.

post #2291 of 2785

Despite all of the bad reviews, it's heartening to see a lot of praise for Will Smith because I've missed him as a lead in a movie. The guy is a proper movie star and is one of the few actors working today who can elevate the poorest material (which I hear he does here). I'm tempted to still see this anyway, just for him. 

post #2292 of 2785
Why isn't the Joker the main villain in this? It seems like a no-brainer. Each member of the team could have a personal beef with him as well as working knowledge of his operation.

Duh.
post #2293 of 2785

DC is a mess. They're not winning anymore.

 

Had a lot of hope for this and Bourne as saving the summer. 

 

At least there's Pete's Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, Sausage Party, and the very solid looking Hell or High Water.

post #2294 of 2785
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Why isn't the Joker the main villain in this? It seems like a no-brainer. Each member of the team could have a personal beef with him as well as working knowledge of his operation.

Duh.

 

I'm guessing they wanted to save him for the Batman solo movie. 

 

Actually, my real honest idea is I have no fucking idea.

post #2295 of 2785

From early reports, the solo Batman film is aiming to feature nearly ALL his big villains.

post #2296 of 2785
"Let's make the villain Enchantress!"

"Who's that?"

"Who cares? She can make a Skyportal."
post #2297 of 2785
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

From early reports, the solo Batman film is aiming to feature nearly ALL his big villains.

 

Even Egghead?!

post #2298 of 2785
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Even Egghead?!

King Tut or bust.

 

Speaking of faygo, Im amazed that there has never been a comic about the Gathering of the Juggalos taking place in Gotham City.

I mean, the comedy potential is ripe in such a concept...a bunch of idiots in clown paint throwing a celebration in Batman's own city?

Thats gotta end up with Batman awkwardly trying to explain to Comissioner Gordon why he just beat the shit out of hundreds of people.

post #2299 of 2785
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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post
 

King Tut or bust.

 

 

I'd actually be up for this if they could do something interesting with him. Apparently the comics version incensed The Riddler so much, as he felt his schtick was being stolen, that he actually teamed-up with Batman to capture King Tut. I quite like that idea.

post #2300 of 2785
LOL at two DC critical disasters in the same year. Wonder Woman and Justice League will probably be terrible as well because they're too far into production to slam the breaks and properly rethink the whole thing. This whole 'shared universe' is a house built on sand!
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