David Ayer defends Suicide Squad

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 August 2016
David Ayer

David Ayer

'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer has defended the movie following poor reviews from a number of publications

'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer has defended the movie following poor reviews.

Early reviews for the DC Comics movie have not been promising but David insists he loves everything about the movie and says it is for the fans, not critics.

He tweeted: "Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas - Emiliano Zapata" and explained: "Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life (sic)."

In 'Suicide Squad', a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits several imprisoned super villains to execute dangerous black ops missions on behalf of the US government.

The squad is made up of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.

The cast also includes Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Jared Leto as The Joker.

However, despite the talented cast, reviews have not been kind, with The Hollywood Reporter saying: "the film starts with promise but disengages as it loses its creative bearings" and it's a "puzzlingly confused undertaking that never becomes as cool as it thinks it is".

Vanity Fair said the movie is "bad. Not fun bad. Not redeemable bad. Not the kind of bad that is the unfortunate result of artists honourably striving for something ambitious and falling short."

Rolling Stone's review questioned: "Who stole the soul of 'Suicide Squad'? I'd say it's Ayer's willingness to go all limp d**k and compromise his hardcore action bona fides for a PG-13 crowdpleaser that would rather ingratiate than cut deep, or even cut at all."

And, according to The Wrap, the movie is simply an "overstuffed spectacle".

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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