Kevin Smith is a Big Fan of Suicide Squad, Says it "Does DC Proud"

Thursday, 04 August 2016 - 5:05PM
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Thursday, 04 August 2016 - 5:05PM
Kevin Smith is a Big Fan of Suicide Squad, Says it "Does DC Proud"
Given the amount of heated debate that's currently raging in various corners of the Internet, it's easy to forget that Suicide Squad hasn't even gone on general release in North America yet. Despite this fact, it sounds as though many fans have already made up their minds on the movie. Some are remaining steadfast in their stance that the movie will live up to the hype provided by the trailers, while others are already writing if off as a DCEU flop. The critics, who actually have seen the movie, have not responded to it well, with Suicide Squad currently sitting at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. But how the fans respond is a completely different question. 

Sat somewhere in between being a fan and a critic, Kevin Smith has spoken out on the movie, and his words will be a breath of fresh air to those who are rooting for Suicide Squad to succeed. 



For those who can't access the Facebook post above, here's what Smith had to say about his experience watching the movie.

Opening quote
I look up to @suicidesquadmovie maker ‪#‎DavidAyer‬. His ‪#‎endofwatch‬, shot with a mixture of media including dashboard & body cams, was the work of a true filmmaker. And I don't know how he got me to love a tank movie, but ‪#‎fury‬ is another amazing Ayer effort. When I heard he was shepherding a cinematic ‪#‎suicidesquad‬, my already-high interests in a @dccomics movie shot over the top: what would a gritty guy like Dave do with the likes of ‪#‎Deadshot‬ & ‪#‎HarleyQuinn‬? Well I think he made magic and did ‪#‎dccomics‬ proud. The ‪#‎Squad‬ movie doesn't look like any other comic book flick I've ever seen. The periodic use of both ‪#‎Batman‬ and the ‪#‎joker‬ as background characters instead of the usual leads was thrilling and felt like our first real glimpse at an interconnected ‪#‎dceu‬. The cast is top notch but Harley, as expected, steals the show. The ‪#‎jokerandharley‬ beats are simply wonderful for a longtime fan to watch and make you immediately wanna see the all-Harley movie they already announced. Throwaway moments made me so happy (like Katana and her Soultaker sword) but this flick as a whole had me smiling the whole time. Thanks to her name, my kid @harleyquinnsmith_ was already on board for this movie - and she loved it (like LOVED it). I'll be heading back to see it again tonight so expect a brand new ‪#‎FatManOnBatman‬ review soon. ‪#‎KevinSmith‬
Closing quote

That's a lot of hashtags, but I think we can all agree that Kevin Smith loved this movie.

Have you seen Suicide Squad? Do you agree with Smith's comments? Let us know in the comments box below.
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