A well-written review can make or break a film’s total draw at the box office.
Suicide Squad is the latest film in the DC Cinematic Universe and has had a ton of hype building up for it ever since the first trailer debuted at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. Most box offices have projected that the film will rake in somewhere between $125 million and $140 million on opening weekend.
However, reviews have a huge factor in box office draw and with only a couple of days before it officially debuts, the earliest reviews have not been pleasant, at all. In fact many of them have been outright tearing the movie apart. This is especially bad since Warner Bros. has already been on edge since the release of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year and that movie was also bashed to death by critics.
As an example of bad reviews, Peter DeBruge of Variety magazine stated that was just another “corporate vision of other recent DC adaptations, most notably Zack Snyder’s sleek-surfaced and oppressively self-serious riffs on the Superman legend.” Others have said that the movie is different from Batman V. Superman and starts off as funny and subversive but becomes predictable and unexciting.
Another review from Vanity Fair stated that the movie is just bad, and not a redeemable bad or bad that results from unfortunate circumstances, just a bad film overall.