Suicide Squad has become one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the summer and will have one of the most popular costumes for Halloween 2016. Now, the film is receiving its share of bad reviews, along with a poor rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Many film critics have panned the film and claim that it doesn’t live up to the hype and it’s as ridiculous as it looks.
Now, Cara Delevingne, who plays Enchantress in the film, is speaking out about those negative reviews in an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Suicide Squad premiere in London on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
“The critics have been absolutely horrific. They’re really, really horrible. You know, I just don’t think they like superhero movies. It doesn’t really matter what the critics say at the end of the day, it’s the fans that we made this movie for.”
According to a report via Vanity Fair, the remark “it’s for the fans” was a quote commonly used during the Batman V Superman promotional tour. Fans hoped that the movie would become a box-office success despite the negative reviews. But, the movie flopped during its first weekend and then dropped from the box office chart during the second week. Even the fans couldn’t support the film anymore.
According to Complex, the rest of the Suicide Squad cast supported Delevingne’s comments about the negative reviews. Co-star Will Smith believe that critics’ expectations of the film were a little too high.
“I think people had expectations that may have been different,” the actor said. “But I’m excited for the fans to get the vote.”
The fans have already spoken. After the disappointment over Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC fans were hoping that Suicide Squad would easily become a hit. They were not happy over the Rotten Tomatoes’ low rating. They already started an online petition, asking for the film reviews aggregate site to be shut down over the Suicide Squad’s poor rating.
The petition has already garnered over 18,000 signatures from upset DC fans. Meanwhile, others signed the petition because they found the whole thing hilarious.
“I created the petition just to gather DC Fans and express their anger just for fun,” Abdullah Saleh, honestly told Reuters. “I didn’t mean it to be taken that seriously.”
At the time of the report, the petition was already closed.
It’s any wonder if Suicide Squad will see the same fate that Batman V Superman faced. Still, Suicide Squad is expected to make as much as $140 million during its first weekend. The WB film may even surpass the Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which succeeded with a similar plot about outcast superheroes, which made $94.3 million during its opening weekend back in 2014.
And to top it all off, Marvel Studios keeps making hit movie after hit movie, while DC is struggling to rake in the big bucks. Marvel’s awesome track record goes against Delevingne’s argument that movie critics don’t like “superhero movies” since they clearly seem to enjoy Marvel’s version of the superhero movie, give or take a few duds. For example, most of their movies are in the 80 percent to 100 percent range on Rotten Tomatoes.
To promote the movie, Delevingne stripped down for the September, 2016, issue of Esquire magazine, according to a new report via the Daily Mail. In the accompanying interview, Delevingne spoke out about her battle with depression and losing her virginity. She revealed that the week she stopped taking anti-depressants was also the same week that she lost her virginity at such a young age.
“That week, I lost my virginity, I got into fights, I cried, I laughed. It was the best thing in the world to feel things again.”
Her interview comes shortly after she attended the U.K. premiere of Suicide Squad in London on Wednesday night with the rest of her cast.
What are your thoughts on Cara Delevingne’s statements about the negative reviews for Suicide Squad? Do you think the movie will do well this weekend despite all of the controversy surrounding the film? Sound off below in the comments section.
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