Suicide Squad: Is DC Scared?

*Warning: A Few Spoilers*

In the 2 months since its release, Suicide Squad has racked up over $300 million worldwide and broken records all across the board for any movie ever (meaning not just superhero movies). And yet, for every fan who was happy with the film, you can find three or four who walked out of their theater complaining. There are fans who will insist that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen, and other fans who will gladly join the petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes because they gave the film a 26% Rotten rating (just a hair below the heavily criticized Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which garnered a 27%). So what is it about this movie that is causing such opposite reactions? I’ll admit to not being a fan myself, but why is it that DC is consistently getting bad reviews for their content? Especially since this is the film that got reshot specifically before release, which you would assume was to try and make it better. Let’s take a look at a couple of the elements of Suicide Squad to try and make sense of it all.

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