The Insane Backlash Over Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad was just released this past weekend and received a bevy of not just bad but zealously outraged reviews. The energy of the reviews actually matches the high energy of the movie. At heart, the movie is a refreshing change from the “strong, silent” hero movies that we have come to expect from adapted comics, launching a full cast of villains that have to act in hero roles but don’t quite get it right. Regardless of this intention, critics have gone mad for tons of different reasons.

Not Enough Joker Scenes

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Jared Leto played The Joker and his role was especially hyped for the movie. Jared Leto is a method actor, so he completely embraced the role of The Joker for the film, making cast members call him “Mistah J” on set, sending a dead pig to the rest of his cast mates , and sending random other disgusting or worrisome gifts. With all of the build-up surrounding his unusual methods, many fans were extremely disappointed to only see Leto in a few scenes. One moviegoer is even suing for false advertising.


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