Few comic book movies have ever matched the sheer divisiveness of David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Despite a strong financial performance, the film definitely floundered with its critical audience. With that in mind, many were looking to the Extended Cut to redeem the Task Force X movie. In the same way that Batman V Superman's Ultimate Edition added new layers of depth to the World's Finest showdown, hopes remained high that the addition of new Suicide Squad footage would improve upon the film's perceived shortfalls.

Sadly, that's simply not the case. We have officially seen the Extended Cut of Suicide Squad, and we regret to inform you that it's actually worse than the theatrical release. To make sense of it all, we've compiled a list of reasons why the Extended Cut falls so short of expectations. Check out our arguments and give us your thoughts in the comments section below. Now let's get started with the simple fact that the Extended Cut actually exacerbates one of Suicide Squad's biggest issues.

Suicide Squad Extended Cut

The Added Footage Creates Real Pacing Problems

Let's get one thing out of the way before anything else: Suicide Squad suffers from some serious pacing issues. The exposition-heavy first act is followed swiftly by a meandering second act, and the film caps off with an incredibly rushed climax -- and the Extended Cut does nothing to help that problem. The added footage only serves to further bloat the film's opening half hour, and the extended scenes of the team walking through Midway City really slow the whole thing down. It's obviously fun to watch these characters interact with one another in a dynamic way, but the Extended Cut of Suicide Squad does so at the expense of the overall narrative's pace.

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