The verdict is in on Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad," and it isn't looking good. At the time of publication, the film has accumulated a 29% on the film review aggregate RottenTomatoes, an overwhelmingly negative critical response for the third film in the DC Films universe. Despite that, the cast is hopeful fans will enjoy the film.
"You know, of course you want critical acclaim, of course, but what matters is what the fans think," Joel Kinnaman -- who plays Rick Flagg -- told Digital Spy. "We're really proud of this film, we loved making it, everybody on the film has become really close friends and this is like a work of love and I hope the fans like it."
Jay Hernandez, El Diablo himself, added, "Yeah I am bothered about it, I think it sucks, obviously we worked hard and tried to give the fans what they wanted. It's weird that some of the criticism I heard was that it was 'too much like a comic book', in terms of you have these characters being objectified like Harley Quinn, there are just certain elements that are just part of being a comic book."
"The critics have been absolutely horrific, they're really, really horrible. You know, I just don't think they like superhero movies," Cara Delevingne told Reuters, though she admitted "this movie isn't perfect."
"I made the movie for real people who live in the real world. I made the movie for people who actually love movies and go and see movies," director David Ayer shared.
The next DC Cinematic Universe installment, "Suicide Squad," stars 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 and hits theaters on Aug. 5, 2016.