The superhero movie community has been subjected to three major surprises this year. The first was Deadpool—an over-the-top, under-budgeted, R-rated movie that smashed box office records and won over millions of adoring fans. The second was Batman v Superman, which failed to meet critical or financial expectations.
If you guessed that Suicide Squad would be surprise number 3, you were correct. Sadly, it’s not the good kind of surprise, but don’t take my word for it. Take it from someone who knows this industry as well as anyone.
Take it from Robert Liefeld.
You’ll be forgiven if you don’t know who Robert Liefeld is, but he’s best known as the creator of Deadpool. Not the movie you saw earlier this year, the character himself. This is the guy behind one of the most beloved characters of the year, and last night, he saw Suicide Squad in theaters.
As a peer of many of those involved with this movie, Liefeld probably had to choose his words carefully, but it’s painfully clear that he did not have the time of his life with Suicide Squad, even though he was impressed with Margot Robbie.
You can read his full review from Twitter below: