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Early Critics’ Reviews Slam Suicide Squad as a Total Mess

Jared Leto as The Joker in 'Suicide Squad'

It must feel like déjà vu for Warner Bros. and DC Films. 

Early critics’ reviews for Suicide Squad have begun rolling in, and they are mostly critical. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a rating of 33% based on over 80 critics’ opinions. Its summary of the reviews says Suicide Squad “boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.”

Director David Ayer reacted to the negative news on Twitter.

Roughly, that Spanish translates to, “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”

Ayer expanded on his defense of the film stating, “Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life.”

Aspects of the film that were routinely praised were Viola Davis‘ performance as Amanda Waller and Margot Robbie‘s performance as Harley Quinn.

Of course, the fate of the film — and the future of these characters in the DCEU — rests in the hands of ordinary movie goers. Deadline says the film is still looking at a $140 million+ opening weekend in the U.S. It’s poised to steal the August box office crown from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 which raked in $94 million.

Suicide Squad bows this weekend, August 5th, 2016.SuperFable