‘Suicide Squad’ may suck, but these burns are excellent

We all know that bad guys are bad, but what one new movie supposes is… maybe they’re good?

For what feels like several decades, Hollywood has been yelling at us to be excited for Suicide Squad, a DC-universe-set summer blockbuster starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jared Leto. The marketing blitz and manufactured buzz for the villainous flick are seemingly without precedent, almost as if Warner Bros. was really, really worried that it might completely bomb.

And now that the embargo on reviews has been lifted, we see that it had good reason to fear: Critics have savaged Suicide Squad in no uncertain terms, and it currently boasts a dismal 37 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. On social media, meanwhile, this dud is getting dragged like you wouldn’t believe. It’s an all-out bloodbath.

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But hey, that’s just what happens when you try too hard to be cool. I’m sorry—I meant sick and twisted. Anyway, plenty of people pledged to fork over their hard-earned cash to actually see this turkey for themselves, which is very generous.

And the person who hates Suicide Squad most of all? That honor may have to go to Viola Davis, who seems 150 percent done with this shit—or possibly has beef with BuzzFeed.

Comic book movies are important, and we should never, ever stop making or watching them.

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'