Suicide Squad has so far made just over $280m worldwide and it’s no secret that the movie has been slated by critics. One of the stars of the Justice League movie Ezra Miller, who will play the cinematic version of Barry Allen/The Flash, commented on the reviews and stated that the negative reviews are actually motivating their performances instead of hindering them:
“You needn’t look any further than the Suicide Squad director and cast response to the negative reviews to feel how negative critiques motivate us. Ultimately, we can’t base anything on [the critical response]. As artists, we aim to please absolutely everybody with our work, but we also know that we have to keep expressing ourselves as best as we can express ourselves.”
There’s no point in the actors being scared by Suicide Squad reviews, that will only result in a worse movie. The actors and WB should do exactly what Miller suggests and try to make the best movie they can going forward.
The main concern for Justice League is that Warner Brothers (WB) decided to release Batman V Superman in March 2016, even though the film was probably finished in early to mid 2015. WB therefore had no time to listen to the fans and critics responses and make appropriate changes. The way the theatrical cut of Batman V Superman was put together was one of, if not THE, main downfall of the movie, a point that was noticed by both fans and critics. Production on Justice League began shortly after Batman V Superman was released in theatres, so WB had no time to make sure that the Justice League story made sense, and by story i mean the version that will be shown to audience in theatres, and not a 3 hour cut that audiences will see on an extended cut that they can buy four months after the movie hits theatres.
Suicide Squad still has a lot of money to make in order to break even so lets hope it does well, and that Justice League will be the beacon of hope that all comic book movie fans should want it to be.
You can catch Suicide Squad in theatres now and Justice League on November 17th 2017.