Suicide Squad criticism falls flat, while the movie soars to huge opening
In spite of negative reviews from critics, many of whom received compensation from a rival film company to keep the film from doing well, “Suicide Squad” is already set to surpass Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” for August weekend opening.
In international sales, it’s already at $64.6M. Considering that some nations will not allow the movie to be played, that’s incredible news. The expectations for the film’s opening has drawn a range of $138M to $143M, according to Boxofficemojo, which would put it in the unique category of one of the 15 top domestic openings in cinematic history.
“Suicide Squad’s” Thursday preview release is the 13th largest in history, including the Friday/midnight showings. If you haven’t seen our review of the film (which was NOT paid for, unlike other critics), you can check it out HERE. According to fans, the people who matter, the majority enjoyed the movie.
The worst reviews came from Variety, The Washington Post, The New York Times, IGN and Vulture. Compare those reviews to those of fans and make your own decision.