‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Has A Special Message For The Fans

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Despite kicking off with mostly negative reviews from mainstream critics, Suicide Squad has pulled off a record-breaking start, at least for August releases. Yes, that makes the film a bigger success on its opening weekend than Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, though the comparisons just about end there.

So it makes sense that director David Ayer would have something positive to say to the fans who went out to see the film, which he did on Sunday via Twitter:

It’s no surprise that David Ayer wants to emphasize the strengths of his new film, but it’s somewhat unexpected to see him downplay the quality of his 2-hour final product as “a fun Summer movie,” which you can decide yourself if that’s really a good or bad thing.

But one thing is certain. Suicide Squad‘s opening weekend was by all counts a success, even if audiences are kept away for the next few weeks due to the poor reviews. The staying power of DC’s recent superhero films has been a mixed bag since Man of Steel‘s lukewarm reception in 2013, often judged in a negative light for coming in below apparent expectations.

Luckily for Warner Bros., enough people seem to agree with Ayer that Suicide Squad is enough fun at the movies this summer to justify its ticket price. At least for now.

Source: Twitter

Jon Negroni

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  • Nick

    A special message is saying thanks for seeing my movie?

  • Radar Technician Matt

    Dammit Jon, there’s nothing special about it.

  • Carl

    It’s a fun summer movie alright, minus the fun.

    No, Sammy you don’t need to respond to this. lol

    • SAMURAI36

      But you know I will. For someone that hasn’t seen HALF the movie, you sure spend a lot of time talking about it.

      • Carl

        Obsessed much…

        • SAMURAI36

          I agree, you are very obsessed with a movie that you claim to only have seen half of.

          • Carl

            Wow great come back. Proves your obsession with me. <3

  • Origami Rose

    he lost me with summer movie with a good heart.

  • Levi Everaerts

    It’s a good thing because that’s exactly what we needed, and yes, that’s all it was meant to be and all it was: Just a fun movie.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Yeah, even he knows the finish product was a sloppily written popcorn movie that in all probability will have a 70 to 75% drop by next weekend, considering the 41% drop from Friday to Saturday due to bad word of mouth.