DC's The Suicide Squad gets a fresh injection of crazy courtesy of director James Gunn. The filmmaker is a dab hand with oddball ensemble movies, having helmed the two Guardians of the Galaxy films for Marvel (the third is on its way). And yet, by the sounds of it, The Suicide Squad is unfettered, gloriously gruesome and wonderfully rude in the way that the Guardians movies could only dream of. Not convinced?
Here are some initial reactions to the film, which pairs franchise stalwarts Margot Robbie and Viola Davis with a bevy of new faces including Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi and Sylvester Stallone.
I can tell you that @SuicideSquadWB is TOTALLY INSANE and insanely cool. It’s ballsy, unpredictable, funny, incredibly violent, but ALIVE with the uncompromised vision of a gonzo auteur, @JamesGunn. Suddenly, I love rats? Must see in @IMAX opening weekend. pic.twitter.com/eD39kijCWN— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) July 15, 2021
Got to see @JamesGunn #TheSuicideSquad tonight! A hilariously violent and heartfelt story that’s surprising in all the right ways. Enjoyable for everyone — hardcore DC comics fans and newbies alike. Go see this movie.— Vanessa Armstrong (@vfarmstrong) 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
What Gunn does great is he makes you care about so many obscure characters (just like in Guardians). The difference is that he's allowed to pull the rug out from under you and kill whoever he pleases bc it's not a Disney film.— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) July 15, 2021
Any doubts you might have over #TheSuicideSquad will vanish after the outrageous opening. It's a violent, hilarious and unpredictable blockbuster, and everyone will have their own favourite from the terrific cast. It's just so entertaining that you'll want to see again instantly. pic.twitter.com/kI8YjqZdsw— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) July 15, 2021
#TheSuicideSquad brings some awesome new characters and cast to this world.— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) July 15, 2021
John Cena, Idris Elba, Daniela Melchior, David Dastmalchian, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman… all fantastic. Everybody will have a different favorite character.
Ratcatcher-2 really stands out! pic.twitter.com/2Y2HORjjpx
The Suicide Squad is released in Cineworld cinemas on 30th July.