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Suicide Squad isn't even out in theaters yet, but reviews of the movie are already out, and a lot of them aren't good. Much like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year, the third DC Extended Universe entry hasn't been well received by many critics. Now cast member Jay Hernandez has provided his own thoughts on the subject, and to simply summarize them, he doesn't care what the naysayers have to say.
Hernandez, who plays the fiery Squad member Diablo, told Digital Spy that despite the negative reviews that have come so far, he's happy with the movie they made and knows that the hardcore DC Comics fans will appreciate it. He said:
You know we honestly made it for the hardcore DC fans and I just hope that they enjoy the movie. I can't wait till August 5th until everyone can see it. I know a lot of people are going to the midnight showing, so (heart shape) much love. I think we did it, so I think critics could kiss my ass (laughter).
Jay Hernandez also noted earlier in the video how he was confused by some of the critics weren't pleased with some of the comic book elements in Suicide Squad, despite the fact that the movie is based off a team whose modern incarnations have been around since the 1980s. Had they not stayed true to the source material, the production would have angered the fans. Regardless, Hernandez isn't letting the "haters" get to him, and with Suicide Squad almost in wide release, he'll soon find out what the regular moviegoing audience thought of it.
Critiques have ranged from from overuse of music to a convoluted plot, and the overall consensus among detractors is the this wasn't the right jolt the DCEU needed following the polarizing predecessors Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fortunately for Warner Bros, it doesn't look like the critical thrashing will have an affect on Suicide Squad's financial success, as it's already gotten off to a good start overseas and is poised to haul in the big bucks domestically. Needless to say, the negative reception so far hasn't sat well with some especially passionate DC fans. There was even a petition created to shut down Rotten Tomatoes because of perceived unfairness towards DC Comics movies from the reviewers listed on the site. With more movies like Wonder Woman and Justice League on the way, the DCEU is still set on expanding, but Suicide Squad hasn't earned the lauding many were hoping for.
You can judge Suicide Squad for yourself when it's released to the public tomorrow or, depending on which area you live in, later tonight.