The cast of the DC Universe flick Suicide Squad expressed their disappointment at the negative reviews that the movie received from critics, and some fans who have yet to see it expressed their excitement about watching it.
On Wednesday, Suicide Squad cast member Cara Delevingne, who plays the Enchantress, defended the anti-hero flick from criticisms thrown at it following its premiere.
In an interview with Reuters, Delevingne said that critics were a bit too harsh on the review of the film, adding that they probably are not fans of movies about superheroes.
"The critics have been absolutely horrific, they're really, really horrible. You know, I just don't think they like superhero movies," she explained.
She also explained that though the movie "isn't perfect," it did not deserve the reviews it got.
Will Smith, who plays Deadshot in the movie, echoed the supermodel-turned-actress' opinion, particularly the part where about people having certain expectations that could not have been met.
He also added that while Suicide Squad may be not what people expected, he believes that helmer and screenwriter David Ayer did a great job in bringing the characters' story together.
"I think people had expectations that may have been different, but I'm excited for the fans to get to vote," Reuters quoted him saying.
Since it premiered in theaters on August 4, the Suicide Squad received a lot less love than what was expected, with Rotten Tomatoes collecting reviews which were mostly on the bad side and a rating of only 28 percent or 4.8 out of 10.
Some reviewers, who were dubbed by the website as "top critics," wrote their opinions about the movie. Some described it as a "suicide" for A-list actors like Will Smith while others even called it "just plain bad."
Another critic considers Suicide Squad a major disappointment for a summer movie, and another called it "another mediocre entry in DC's cinematic franchise."
Because of this, Jay Hernandez, who was cast in Suicide Squad as El Diablo, was downright furious considering their hard work to make the movie as perfect as they can to please fans of the franchise, per a report from Digital Spy.
"Yeah I am bothered about [the reviews]; I think it sucks. Obviously we worked hard and tried to give the fans what they wanted."
He also expressed his disbelief at some reviews deeming the movie "too much like a comic book," noting that people are focusing too much on objectifying characters which are actually just a single element that comprises the entire movie.
"If you're trying to portray that on a film, you have to stay true to that, because if you don't, the fans of the comics are going to be offended," he added.
Of course, there are still those who happened to like how Suicide Squad was created, with some expressing their praises both on Rotten Tomatoes and social media platforms such as Twitter.
I'll make it real simple before I put out my review tomorrow: I loved #SuicideSquad
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninja) August 5, 2016
@nerdyjordy @SuicideSquadWB @DavidAyerMovies yes, agree!!
— Mario Murgueitio C (@MarioMurgueitio) August 5, 2016
suicide squad was SO GOOD
— moll (@MollyOMalia) August 5, 2016
I really don't know where to begin but thank you @DavidAyerMovies and thank you @SuicideSquadWB I just smiled for 2 hours. #SuicideSquad
— Adrien (@Cl0wnPrinc3) August 5, 2016
Saw @SuicideSquadWB with my squad after waiting a year. It was ever better than I expected. Is that even possible? pic.twitter.com/mA6sXHJgHl
— So Yeah (@imnobodysoyeah) August 5, 2016
Amid these varying opinions, many fans who have yet to get to theaters remain excited to see the Suicide Squad deliver some awesome butt-kicking action as promised in its marketing and promotion.
@Caradelevingne We're so ready for this???? #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/bZnNwt3PjK
— Andrés Navy (@AndresNavyz) August 5, 2016
The film stars award-winning actor Jared Leto and Oscar nominees Will Smith and Viola Davis as well as Margot Robbie, who plays the widely adored character Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Karen Fukuhara as Katana.
Despite having mostly bad reviews, Suicide Squad is predicted to haul in more than $100 million in ticket sales and might even break box-office records currently held by Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, according to Business Insider.
[Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for DC Entertainment]