The world of film production is a funny place as of late. With review aggregators killing movies before they even hit theaters, as well as the power of the collective Twittersphere, and any missteps are broadcast in bright lights. This was surely the case with David Ayer's Suicide Squad.The villain-centric team up film was highly anticipated before its release, but the theatrical cut didn't provide the raucous time we'd bee promised in the trailers. Ayer's latest project is the Netflix original movie Bright, and he recently opened up about his trepidation about the project, following Suicide Squad's poor critical performance. And whats more, how that process actually helped him produce his latest sci-fi action flick.
Per his comments to ET, David Ayer has found the upside to his experience with Suicide Squad. And furthermore, it seems that he's been able to channel the reaction from the Task Force X movie into future projects, allowing him to continue to grow and improve as a director. Guess he's a glass half full kind of guy.
This isn't the first time that David Ayer has had to defend the results of Suicide Squad, and find a positive spin on a film that unfortunately many cinephiles like to poke fun at. He was recently asked if he regretted helming the project, an idea he completely denied. He did a ton of world creating for the DCEU, introduced a new franchise, and picked up an Academy Award for Best Makeup. And regardless of its critical performance, Suicide Squad made a ton of money at the box office.
Bright seems to be suffering a similar fate critically, although there seems to be a strong disconnect between reviewers and fan reaction. The Netflix movie, at the time of writing, sits at a pretty dismal 31% on Rotten Tomatoes. But the audience score on the same page is at 90%, which is quite the discrepancy.
Netflix subscribers can judge for themselves, as Bright is now available on the streaming service. David Ayer is also currently developing a Gotham City Sirens movie, and we'll update you on that DCEU installment as details become public. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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