THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Isn't Too Worried About Some Snyder Cut Fans Review Bombing His Movie
Warner Bros. appears to have zero plans to #ReleaseTheAyerCut, and that's upset a lot of SnyderVerse fans. However, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn isn't sweating them review bombing his new movie.
Not every fan of Zack Snyder's work in the DC Extended Universe is toxic, but there is a vocal minority that tends to take things a little too far. We saw that when Godzilla vs. Kong was bombarded with negative one-star reviews on IMDb (most of which were talking about Warner Bros.' failure to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse), but will The Suicide Squad be their next target?
While James Gunn's reboot has received widespread critical acclaim, it's also become something of a mascot for the studio's attempts to move on from Snyder's vision. Why? Well, it's clear Warner Bros. has no plans to #ReleaseTheAyerCut of Suicide Squad, and that movie - despite the supposed major changes made - very much fits into the aesthetic and vision Snyder had for the DC Universe.
While we've only seen a few negative reviews added to sites like IMDb and Letterboxd, one fan asked Gunn how he feels about it, and the filmmaker doesn't appear to be losing any sleep over the matter.
I’ll live - stuff like this means nothing in the big picture. (And important to point out most the SnyderCut fans have been supportive, it’s only a few who feel it’s worthwhile spending their time doing stuff like this.)— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 3, 2021
In one of our reviews of The Suicide Squad, we concluded by saying, "It's not a comic book movie classic but you'll have a bloody good time with The Suicide Squad, an action-packed, often hilarious, take on Task Force X that breathes new life into the DC Extended Universe even if it occasionally strikes a bum note."
As for Gunn's thoughts on potential review bombing, he's right in what he's saying here, and we're not banking on negative verdicts managing to overwhelm the positive ones which are sure to start surfacing this weekend.