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A test screening of Suicide Squad was reportedly just held, and fans have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions. The result is largely positive, with fans celebrating the characters and maintaining it is the best entry in the DCEU to date. It "met expectations" for a lot of fans and Harley Quinn, The Joker, and Deadshot seem to be getting a lot of the praise.
Fans are particularly praising Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn, citing it as one of the highlights of the film. So it looks like her potential solo film is pretty warranted, and will presumably move forward.
So last night, I watched an early screening of #SuicideSquad. 2 words, HARLEY QUINN. She's crazy good.— Christine Guaio (@chribs001) May 21, 2016
Of course, we can’t forget about Jared Leto’s Joker, arguably the biggest question mark in the film. It seems he could end up being a controversial figure in the film, but lots of fans recognize he fits in well within Suicide Squad.
JARED LETOS JOKER WAS AMAZING! ITS DIFFERENT ASPECT OF INSANITY THAT JUST FITS ????????????????????????????— Lyssa (@GleekMoonwalker) May 20, 2016
@dominicankid88 everyone's going to have their opinions on this version of Joker but I think he fit the movie's aesthetics.— nikongmer (@nikongmer) May 20, 2016
Based on these reactions, Warner Bros might finally have the DC hit they've been looking for. Keep in mind, though, that Dawn of Justice's and the Fantastic Four reboot's initial reactions were also positive. These are all tweets from lucky movie goers who aren't critically trained. Though, that's not saying that any of them are wrong.
Either way, Suicide Squad looks to be an exciting film that we should all judge for ourselves, on August 5.