With Warner Bros. and DC’s new slate of films so far garnering mixed reaction, the studio is in real need of a turn-around. Although their first three films have all made lots of money, this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were made for the DC Comics fans, according to DC at least, but it seems not all the fans appreciated them.
Suicide Squad presented audiences with a slightly different kind of comic book movie, one that placed villains, or “bad guys”, at the centre, joining forces to take down a…worse bad guy(?). Any how, the film’s marketing campaign was very successful in building excitement among the public, particularly for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker.
Needless to say, there were some last minute alterations made following Batman v Superman‘s mixed, if you can call 27% on Rotten Tomatoes mixed, reaction, and the changes really did seem last minute. In an interview, Leto did not hold back in voicing his disappointment at the lack of Joker scenes included in the final cinematic cut of the movie, and he clearly wasn’t the only one who felt that way. The good folks at Screen Junkies put together another one of their famous Honest Trailers, giving the Squad some grief this time round:
Suicide Squad is available for purchase on Blu-ray and digital download now.