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DC Comic's 'Suicide Squad' slayed by critics

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>> Let's go save the world.>> Bring together a super group of comic book villains, dozens of trailers, character videos->> Meet the enchantress.>> Superbowl promos, Comic Con featurettes, and a year and a half of mind numbing anticipation, and you get just about the most hyped blockbuster of all time.
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But as they say, the higher the climb, the harder they fall. And the first reviews for the Suicide Squad have left this group of class B baddies in very bad shape.>> What the hell's wrong with you people?>> We're bad guys, it's what we do.>> If only.
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Rather, critics calling it crushingly puerile pornography, a muddy and smothering soup of wasted possibility, bad heroes, worst movie, not good. Bad news for the nice folks at DC Comics, still keeping their fingers crossed for their first box office hit after the whole Batman, Superman fiasco left their Marvel rivals screaming for more.
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But this time they had a promising new director, an all-star cast and a lot of marketing. So what was the problem? Not David Ayer, the director, dropping the F-bomb in the heat of the moment. He did apologize later. So maybe not geeky enough.>> Tons, yeah, I read heaps and heaps of comics.
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>> Well, not according to hardcore comic fans criticizing the hypersexualization of the Harley Quinn character, who is supposed to be dark and dangerous.>> What?>> But, then again.>> Comic book fans, those die hard comic book fans, are like the mafia.>> True, but still 35% on Rotten Tomatoes is hardly the work of Al Capone.
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But there's still some hope, lying in the hands of a group of online vigilantes signing a petition to close Rotten Tomatoes down for its bad reviews. The film opens on Friday worldwide.>> Hi, boys.