Summer can be a strange time of year for movie fans, and we happen to be starring down the barrel of a weird weekend ahead of us. This week we've got a team of bad guys and a dude who turns into a cat. Or to put it is more precisely: one looks pretty exciting, while the other looks horrible. Get ready for Suicide Squad and Nine Lives.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Rotten Watch Prediction

I'm not sure I've been more excited for a movie in quite some time. Ever since I the first trailer for Suicide Squad a year ago, with "I Started a Joke" playing melodically in the background, Harley Quinn swinging from her cage, and really just about everything in between, I was hooked. For a dude who loves comic book flicks, this appeared just the right brand of action, hijinks, foreboding and DC Universe building. That it could even send someone with Will Smith's cache into an ensemble role is all the more impressive. And now it's finally here.

The one concern I have going into Suicide Squad, much like any other "team" comic book flick, is that are just so many characters. Giving them all fair share of work to do is a tough hill to climb. The Avengers have pulled it off, but Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stands as a recent example of how to not handle multiple heroes at once. Basically, the DC Universe has struggled some in the short term, but I suspect this film begins the turn around. It looks paced, deep, and, oh, there's that Jared Leto as Joker. I suspect critics to react well and that it jump near the top of recent comic book films.

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