Monday 23 April 2018

The fanboys who attack reviewers are in a terrible sulk with reality

Conor McGregor. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Conor McGregor. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Ed Power

Ed Power

'Suicide Squad', the latest deafening juggernaut set in the Batman universe, opens in cinemas this weekend and, sad to say, it's a disaster. Cara Delevingne's eyebrows have a leading role. Will Smith sleepwalks through his part as a bad guy with a heart of gold (and an endearing penchant for shooting people in the face).

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is a vandalised Barbie Doll in comedically revealing hot-pants. There may be worse ways to spend two hours and €20 - right now, I can't think of any. 

This is not a controversial opinion. Critics have been unanimously down on 'Suicide Squad', dismissing the $175m tent-pole as puerile, misogynist and dreary - a squalid mess that bludgeons the viewer with a blaring soundtrack and frenetic editing. 'Suicide Squad' is, in fact, the worst reviewed blockbuster since… DC Comics' previous attempt at a box office takeover, the numbing, petulant 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (imagine... a movie only worth seeing because it has Ben Affleck in a cape).

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