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“Suicide Squad’s” Joel Kinnaman Sees a Silver Lining In Critics’ Poor Reviews

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“Suicide Squad’s” Joel Kinnaman Sees a Silver Lining In Critics’ Poor Reviews

Actor Joel Kinnaman (“RoboCop”), who plays Colonel Rick Flagg in “Suicide Squad,” spoke about the film, and his reaction to the bad reviews it’s been getting from critics since the movie’s release.

Kinnanman said in a recent interview with Vulture, “I can’t remember ever seeing a bigger disparity between reviewers’ and fans’ response to a film. It really was night and day. Sure, the film is not perfect. But the kind of vitriol that it got? It sure as hell didn’t deserve that. I think it actually might’ve been good for the film.”

On tour promoting his latest film, “Edge of Winter,” Kinnaman had no delusions that “Suicide Squad” was anything more than what they set out to make — a summer tent pole movie. “There’s no big political aspirations about the film; it doesn’t take itself that seriously. The only way it takes itself seriously is portraying these characters in an honest way. I really think we did that, and I’m proud of my work and everyone else’s work in that film, too.”

For Kinnaman, though, all those bad reviews had a silver lining, as the actor believes the reviews lowered fan expectations/ “Now people don’t have too-high expectations for it…people went into the theaters and just got entertained by what they saw. So I was really happy with how that whole thing turned out.”

While there are some haters, Kinnaman said he’s received lots of “love” for the movie. “We’ve just been showered with love and appreciation for this, so it’s been pretty phenomenal.”

“Suicide Squad,” based on the DC Comics team and starring Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot, is currently in theaters.

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