Director David Ayer has taken to Twitter to comment on the mixed reviews of "Suicide Squad." The acclaimed helmer addressed the negativity surrounding the film in a single tweet quoting Mexican revolutionary Emiliana Zappata:
Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas - Emiliano Zapata
- David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016
The quote translates, "I'd prefer to die standing, than to live on my knees." Clearly, with the quote, Ayer's trying to say it doesn't matter to him whether or not the critics liked "Suicide Squad" -- because he didn't make it for them.
Ayer followed up the quote with the another tweet that reads, "Zapata quote is my way of saying I love the movie and believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life."
"Suicide Squad" box office projections have been on the rise lately -- with the latest report estimating a $130-140 million opening weekend -- but reviews could put the film in danger of performing poorly. Additionally, "Suicide Squad" has to course correct Warner Bros.' DC Films universe, after the less-than-well-received "Batman: v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
We'll find out when "Suicide Squad" opens this weekend if the mixed reaction has any impact on the movie's box office performance...
"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 scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016.