The first social media reactions for The Suicide Squad, writer-director James Gunn‘s DC Extended Universe followup to 2016’s Suicide Squad, are finally here.
Find a roundup of Twitter “early reactions” below!
Idris Elba’s Bloodsport & David Dastmalchian’s Polka-Dot Man are major stand-outs for me (Bloodsport has the coolest weapons, btw). I also thought this was the best we've seen of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Her journey in this film is actually quite lovely… and quite bloody! pic.twitter.com/UaeWzU4P5X
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is complete mayhem. Similar themes and heart to Guardians, but tonally much more similar to Gunn's pre-Marvel work (it's real bloody). Hilarious, but be warned: the emotional stakes are real. It's not the care-free romp the trailers promise.
— Christopher Gates (@ChrisWGates) July 15, 2021
So this skeptic loved #TheSuicideSquad. It is balls to the wall *bonkers* in very entertaining ways. i.e. If you're wondering whether James Gunn and that super rad @SuicideSquadWB cast would truly go there w/ the material & the R-rating, indeed they DO. pic.twitter.com/hQoGljScTx
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) July 15, 2021
The Suicide Squad is as funny, irreverent and violent as promised.
What I liked best, though, was its heart. Gunn really balances the silly and the serious in a way that the two compliment each other really well. I dug it. Also? King Shark RULES. pic.twitter.com/QgzSqwxY8C
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is absolutely insane. Violent as hell, raunchy, unforgiving.
James Gunn is fully unleashed. It’s sometimes overwhelming. It has moments of heart, humor, action, emotion… all of it. Relentless.
There’s nothing like it. Damn! pic.twitter.com/GTTMR3EOJD
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) July 15, 2021
Absolutely loved #thesuicidesquad. The movie is super violent, extremely funny, and a huge home fun for @JamesGunn and #DC. Tons of surprises and things I wasn’t expecting. Just a great movie. pic.twitter.com/sTchKRvU4Y
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is probably the wildest, wackiest, bloodiest comic book movie I've ever seen. Very clear they let James Gunn run wild and not hold back. Definitely gives Harley one of her best scenes period.
— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad is absolutely BUCK WILD! I enjoyed the hell out of it. James Gunn has easily made DC's most enjoyable movie to date. Visually stunning, action packed and full.of swagger. pic.twitter.com/GdNKB1Df2X
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 15, 2021
Had the chance to see #TheSuicideSquad a few weeks ago and MY GOODNESS was it awesome.
It explodes off the screen. You'll love the characters. Epic scale. Awesome action. It's beyond deserving of the R-rating, by the way. Wild stuff.
People are going to love it. SEE IT IN IMAX! pic.twitter.com/LtyiFF4rvu
— Jeff D (MovieRankings.net) (@JeffDLowe) July 15, 2021
Well, it looks like almost everyone found positive things to say about the upcoming DC Comics film that acts as a standalone sequel to Suicide Squad and the greater DC Extended Universe. Who would have thought folks being offered a chance to see an upcoming movie for free would be so kind when offering their reactions online?
Of course you know I’m joking. Whether or not these reactions were sweetened by swag bags or not, early buzz for big blockbuster films are almost always positive. Studios will invite people they know will love their films to see it to get some good word of mouth going before the beast that is Rotten Tomatoes swoops in and squashes all other critic opinions.
Personally, I’m 100% on board with James Gunn’s vision for The Suicide Squad. The trailers make it look fun as hell, so I’ll definitely be seeing this when it comes out.
The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021.
Were you lucky enough to see The Suicide Squad early? Who among the wasteland will be going to see The Suicide Squad when it opens in theaters and who will keep their butt on the couch and watch it with HBO Max? Tell us down in the comments!