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Thread: Suicide Squad (David Ayer)

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    If Ghostbusters is akin to McDonald's breakfast, what does that mean for Suicide Squad?

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    If Ghostbusters is akin to McDonald's breakfast, what does that mean for Suicide Squad?
    Taco Bell Breakfast.

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    Wonder Woman just needs to get better than a 25% to convince us DC is heading in the right direction.


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    I dunno...I dont want to sound like a DC fanboy or something, but Im not seriously harsh judging until Justice League. I feel like that is the first entry fully under Geoff Johns watch.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    If Ghostbusters is akin to McDonald's breakfast, what does that mean for Suicide Squad?
    A Jack In The Box Midnight Munchie Meal.
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    Ha, I thought Man of Steel was liked more than that.

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    I don't think embargoes matter one way or another. Critics rarely move the needle on a movie like this.

    Word of mouth is far more important. People coming out of the theaters on Friday and Saturday night will kill this movie faster than any review, the same way the crowds killed BvS.

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    It ended up doing $135 mil.

    When you compare it BvS, 165 opening, final gross of 330... with a 1.99 multiplyer. I learned today that is the worst multiplayer for a movie that opened over $100 mil ever. So word of mouth obviously killed it.

    SS will need to do 268 mil to not end up worse than BvS.

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    Oversoundtracked and bearing the unmistakable scars of editing weedwackery, this movie has no idea what it is or what it's trying to be. I swear there are a few moments where someone has one emotion on their face in one shot and something else, a totally new tonal beat, in the next damn shot. What's going on? Leto's wandering in from another movie like Jimmy Smits in Star Wars. If it's trying to couch us in confusion like the Squad members as to what's going on, I guess it succeeded? The thing is lumpy all around; you poke a mound here and there and glitter pops out like a lanced boil. I missed several pieces of dialogue because the wicked music was blaring. There are contrivances that go unexplained seemingly only because the movie had stopped caring and assumed we had, too. Van Fucking Helsing had more cohesion than this movie.

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    Thought they did Waller some justice, though, mostly because of Davis, I suspect.

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    Too much free time.

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    Does anyone believe this was Ayer's cut of the film? Anyone?

    Edit: That sounds like being defensive or something. I haven't seen the film, I have no opinion on it yet. Just weird that hes out there saying its his cut. I don't believe it.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Does anyone believe this was Ayer's cut of the film? Anyone?

    Edit: That sounds like being defensive or something. I haven't seen the film, I have no opinion on it yet. Just weird that hes out there saying its his cut. I don't believe it.
    Not at all, it's pretty transparent that he's just playing the good, obedient soldier.

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    He wants to work in Hollywood again so he's not pulling a Trank.

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    Let's remember he directed Sabotage, Street Kings, and has never ended any of his movies well. There's talent there though.

    And he's getting Noomi Rapace in his next movie, so doing one for the system is working out for him.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Let's remember he directed Sabotage, Street Kings, and has never ended any of his movies well. There's talent there though.

    And he's getting Noomi Rapace in his next movie, so doing one for the system is working out for him.
    And that horrid movie with Christian Bale. At first I thought he was a generally terrible director, but that tank movie turned out to be pretty darn good so...hes a bit bipolar.

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    Well, I see they make "stomach-churning" an aesthetic now. Of all things, I absolutely cannot believe the editing in this one. However bad many of the drama, action, humor, or attempts to be "cool" may be, they are made worse by the choppy editing that forces the film into the next scene so unnaturally, never letting any feeling to fully form or any sequence to transition smoothly. Probably would sink even lower without Margot Robbie, Will Smith, and Viola Davis (the fact that I almost absent-mindedly typed "and Amanda Waller" just indicates how well she owns the role for me). I admit Robbie's role is horrendously written, but she has plenty of charisma that almost counteracts that successfully.
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    When the movie slowed down in the middle and tried to develop Deadshot, Harley, and the Flag/June dynamics, it almost sorta worked. Even with all the overbearing music cues and choppy editing (let it breathe, for God's sake), I was sort of on-board. Then the blue-lightning ending zapped the fun out of the flick, and the claims by characters that they now had a "new family" was so unconvincing it bordered on hilarious.

    Weirdly, though, I found it better than BvS by quite a bit. The story's clearer, its characters are more sympathetic.

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    It ended up doing $135 mil.

    When you compare it BvS, 165 opening, final gross of 330... with a 1.99 multiplyer. I learned today that is the worst multiplayer for a movie that opened over $100 mil ever. So word of mouth obviously killed it.

    SS will need to do 268 mil to not end up worse than BvS.
    Currently sits at $262. So it won't do worse than BvS.

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    For those who didn't see, an Extended Cut IS coming. So now all of none of you that loved it can watch it with 13 more minutes! (A rate MC 0%!)



    I will actually watch it though, mainly out of (morbid) curiosity as to how much it might adhere close to a different version entirely, closer to the details of Ayer's initial cut, with non-dossier style opening. Plus there are moments I did genuinely like in it that I'm naively hoping might be expanded on.
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    This was a steaming pile of shit. But I'm not saying anything y'all don't already know.
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