• Just saw the Suicide Squad this weekend at the $1 theater

    From Allen Prunty@1:2320/100 to All on Tue Oct 4 03:43:02 2016
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    I thought Suicide Squad was pretty good... a different take on the


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    From: weberm@polaris.net

    Are we seeing another Batman Vs. Superman (theatrical version, ahem)
    all over again?

    The first batch of Suicide Squad reviews has hit Rotten Tomatoes --
    and they aren't that good.

    Suicide Squad currently has 35% rating amongst the critics with 51
    reviews accounted for. So that's only 18 that are considered "Fresh" / favorable.

    Honestly, I don't really pay too much attention to these reviews:
    After all they gave the Ghostbusters reboot a whopping 73% positive

    They also gave Star Wars: The Force Awakens a 92% positive rating.
    Once you get past the nostalgic factor that it's "Star Wars" (Phantom
    Menace received glowing reviews at first), it's just an
    average-at-best movie (we already seen it with New Hope). You're left
    shaking your head.

    If you do happen to give these reviews credibility, Batman Vs.
    Superman netted a 27% positive score, so at least Suicide Squad would
    be considered slightly better.

    Last I checked, Suicide Squad was on track to have an August near- record-breaking-opening, with some estimates stating the movie may
    open to around $145 million, so it doesn't seem all that bad.

    "Suicide Squad" has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David
    Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot
    Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney
    as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda
    Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale
    Akinnuoye- Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and
    Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.


    It feels good to be bad. Assemble a team of the world's most
    dangerous, incarcerated Supervillains, provide them with the most
    powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a
    mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence
    officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will
    do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but
    chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will
    the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for

    In other news, somehow Hillary still isn't in prison...

    ... Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups.

    ... Boy, I'm tellin you fer yer own good, I studied them things.

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