Early reviews are pouring in for the fast approaching Suicide Squad, and it isn’t looking too pretty from where we’re standing. Apparently, the mixed to negative reactions of Batman vs Superman worried Warner Brothers to the point where several changes to Suicide Squad were needed. And the result? It’s a bit shit.
The biggest problem, supposedly, is how the reactions to BvS swayed producers just months before the movie’s commercial release, fueling a hurried and sped-up production, competing visions in regards to how the movie should portray itself, and general anxiety among the cast and crew.
Another problem lies in the fact that the film’s production was less than organised, with people seemingly failing to agree on whether a darker, grittier cut was more appropriate, or a less serious, humorous cut (like in the trailers) was better. In the end, they went for something in-between; But with only a few short months to finish production, this led to all sorts of problems.
This all makes pretty good sense, especially considering how several reviews claim Suicide Squad feels like a mash-up of many conflicting themes and visions, failing to work towards a common goal or message. As a whole, the movie feels tainted, with good bits and pieces here and there.
If you’d like to read more, head on over to the report itself. It’s a thrilling read.