First Reactions To Suicide Squad Hit Social Media

Here's what critics are saying in some of the earliest reactions.

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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.

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.

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