Suicide Squad hasn’t had the best critic reception, but audiences seem to be loving it. Despite a 26% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, the latest DCEU entry is set for a record-breaking weekend at the box office. It’s clearly found a fan in Kevin Smith, you can see his YouTube review below.
It sounds like the DC fan has had his approach to comic-book movies changed after Suicide Squad:
I used to be one of those cats that was like they should give comic book material to people that know comic books very well and stuff. David’s movie to me was a commercial for you can give comic book material to people outside the medium, maybe didn’t grow up with this s*** in their blood or whatever, and it creates a real interesting effect.
As for what he liked about it, Smith raved about how much fun he had with David Ayer’s film. “I don’t want this to sound dismissive” Smith added. “This movie was like a Hot Topic come to life. Like you were in the mall and suddenly Hot Topic’s came to life and started fighting in front of you and s*** like that.”
Despite enjoying it Smith was quick to stress that he saw the faults as well. “I’m not dismissing the critics and what not, people, some people have kind of railed against the movie, and if you don’t like it then you don’t like it, and I’m not saying they don’t get it by any stretch of the imagination.”
With the film set to rake in $140million at the box office this weekend, it seems like plenty enjoyed it as much as he did.