First Reactions To Suicide Squad Hit Social Media
Here's what critics are saying in some of the earliest reactions.
Suicide Squad, the upcoming, standalone sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad--a totally different movie with the same name--is finally just around the corner. According to initial reactions on social media from critics and other folks who were lucky enough to see it a bit early, it sounds like the movie will be worth the wait.
Several members of the press praised Suicide Squad's deft juggling of action and comedy--while many others also gave some appreciative nods to it looking and feeling like a real-life comic book. So far, everyone, including GameSpot's Mike Rougeau, has only had positive--and very enthused--things to say about it. GameHere's a small sampling.
Seen @SuicideSquadWB. Fun, bloody, surprising, hilarious. @JamesGunn knows how to make good movies. All hail Starro.— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) July 15, 2021
Also please just let Margot be Harley in every DC movie for the rest of time thanks pic.twitter.com/opJW3gzNLO
#TheSuicideSquad is probably the wildest, wackiest, bloodiest comic book movie I've ever seen. Very clear they let James Gunn run wild and not hold back. Definitely gives Harley one of her best scenes period.— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) July 15, 2021
The Suicide Squad is as funny, irreverent and violent as promised.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 15, 2021
What I liked best, though, was its heart. Gunn really balances the silly and the serious in a way that the two compliment each other really well. I dug it. Also? King Shark RULES. pic.twitter.com/QgzSqwxY8C
#TheSuicideSquad is fantastic! A no holds barred, superhero/comics bonanza. Unpredictable in story, unique in style & full of risks. It’s also violent & hilarious. Action set pieces are insane. Idris Elba, Margot Robbie & rest of cast are awesome. @JamesGunn has done it again. pic.twitter.com/7aLiMLPPf5— Fico (@FicoCangiano) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is a film that delivers on its promise. It’s fun, very chaotic, extremely violent, hilarious & keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is exactly how a Suicide Squad movie should look. The cast’s chemistry is superb & allows everyone a chance to shine. pic.twitter.com/DbJuLrJEyn— Film Poser™️ Juan (@LeadingMojicans) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is such a fun, violent and entertaining film that feels like a perfectly balanced mix of blood, comedy and heart. @JamesGunn is a genius and takes full advantage of the hard R rating, this is definitely not a movie for kids. Includes two post credits scenes. pic.twitter.com/555hoa1Bht— Robert García (@BobbyBobPR) July 15, 2021
So this skeptic loved #TheSuicideSquad. It is balls to the wall *bonkers* in very entertaining ways. i.e. If you're wondering whether James Gunn and that super rad @SuicideSquadWB cast would truly go there w/ the material & the R-rating, indeed they DO. pic.twitter.com/hQoGljScTx— Kara Warner (@karawarner) July 15, 2021
I had the BEST time watching #TheSuicideSquad — it is a swing-for-the-fences kind of comic book movie & I love that. It's big, bold & visually stunning. You will see James Gunn’s horror roots splattered all over this thing. It’s violent, but hilarious. Angry, but also VERY sweet. pic.twitter.com/qUbXQ75abt— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 15, 2021
.@JamesGunn’s #TheSuicideSquad is gloriously insane and so, so fun. (After watching it, you’ll think you might have dreamed it.) Everyone is excellent and deeply committed to the material and its singular mood and wild ass aesthetic. Can’t wait to ride this rollercoaster again.🦈 pic.twitter.com/rRhvH3A75k— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) July 15, 2021
Any doubts you might have over #TheSuicideSquad will vanish after the outrageous opening. It's a violent, hilarious and unpredictable blockbuster, and everyone will have their own favourite from the terrific cast. It's just so entertaining that you'll want to see again instantly. pic.twitter.com/kI8YjqZdsw— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) July 15, 2021
Had the chance to see #TheSuicideSquad a few weeks ago and MY GOODNESS was it awesome.— Jeff D (MovieRankings.net) (@JeffDLowe) July 15, 2021
It explodes off the screen. You'll love the characters. Epic scale. Awesome action. It's beyond deserving of the R-rating, by the way. Wild stuff.
People are going to love it. SEE IT IN IMAX! pic.twitter.com/LtyiFF4rvu
Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6. For those who can't wait another single day, director James Gunn recently shared that some theaters may be screening it as soon as August 5--which also just happens to be his birthday.
In The Suicide Squad, the convicts are released from Belle Reve penitentiary to embark on a mission to destroy a prison and lab on a South American island that held prisoners during World War II. The story was inspired by Suicide Squad comics published in the 1980s and war films.
The cast includes Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman reprising their roles as Harley Quinn and Rick Flag, respectively, while the list of newcomers for the film include Sylvester Stallone, Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, David Dastmalchian, Peter Capaldi, Flula Borg, and Idris Elba, among others.