THE SUICIDE SQUAD First Reactions Tease A "Hyper-Violent, Hilarious, Raunchy, But Very Sweet" Film

The first social media reactions to The Suicide Squad are in, and it sounds like James Gunn has accomplished exactly what he set out to do by bringing us an insane, ultra-violent, & very funny movie.

The first press screenings for The Suicide Squad took place last night, and critics took to social media afterwards to share their reactions.

So far, James Gunn's first foray into the DC Films Universe has received unanimous praise, with the R-rated adventure being called the best DCEU movie yet by some. The performances are said to be top-notch, with Idris Elba (Bloodsport), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and David Dastmalchian (Ploka Dot Man) singled out as highlights.

All seem to be in agreement that Gunn accomplished what he set out to do by delivering a bonkers, ultra-violent war movie with plenty of heart.

Nobody has anything negative to say about The Suicide Squad at all, really, which isn't surprising. Though we're sure the movie is great, it's very rare that these sort of initial reactions are anything but glowing. Keeping that in mind, you can check out a roundup of Tweets below.

"Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Bell Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out — even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today's do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese."
"Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and- destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave...and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them."

None of us have managed to see the film yet, but we'll be sure to let you know what we made of it once we catch a screening.

The Suicide Squad is set to premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on August 6.

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