The first reactions to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad have finally arrived. After more than half a year of hiatus, Warner Bros.’ DCEU continues with the villain-centric movie. Deemed a soft reboot/sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 original film, Suicide Squad, The Suicide Squad brings some familiar faces and teaming them up with several new players for Amanda Waller’s (Viola Davis) upcoming mission.
Born out of Gunn’s most difficult professional experience, the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker scored the gig to write and direct The Suicide Squad shortly after he was fired by Disney from the MCU. Eventually, he was rehired to continue his work with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but having previously committed to the DCEU film, Gunn focused on making the villain-focused blockbuster. Like the original Suicide Squad, its follow-up sees Waller rounding up some of the franchise’s best antagonists for a dangerous mission in exchange for shortened jail time. Task Force X will have to work together if they want to successfully destroy any trace of Project Starfish, not to mention keep themselves alive.
With less than a month away from hitting theaters and HBO Max, several critics have been given early access to watch The Suicide Squad. Now, the embargo has been lifted and non-spoiler initial reactions to the film are now available online. Check out the round-up below: