The Suicide Squad poster.

The Suicide Squad First Reactions Sound Like We Have a Hit on Our Hands

Live fast, die clown.

Recommended Videos

The Suicide Squad first reactions are here, and it sounds like this movie is going to be a banger, from its action to its stars and more. And honestly, it’s made me even more excited to watch this movie, no matter how weird and wild it looks. (Looking at you, Starro.) Because at first, I was just watching for more of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Now, I want to know more about who Idris Elba, Alice Braga, John Cena, and David Dastmalchian are about. Hell, I even want to know more about King Shark, the scariest looking member of this squad.

Before I let you dive into the first reactions, it’s important to note that there’s a noticeable lack of women of color covering The Suicide Squad. And like we talked about before when it came to Wonder Woman 1984, you do a disservice to your movie if you don’t include WOC in your review circuit. These voices are important, and I would love to hear from a WOC when it comes their thoughts on the roles played by Viola Davis, Alice Braga, Mayling Ng, and others.

Until that happens, we’ll always have a skewed and not realistic perception of movies where they are analyzed from a select group of perspectives instead of all of them. And yes, all of them are important and deserve the time to shine as a means of understanding each other’s experience. Plus, who wouldn’t want to geek out and see a property we like from a different angle? I know the geek in me would be absolutely down. And I hope you are too!

The Suicide Squad hits theaters August 6, 2021.

(image: Warner Bros.)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article One of the Best Sequels Ever Just Turned 20 Years Old
Ogre couple Shrek and Fiona hold hands in 'Shrek 2'.
Read Article ‘Star Wars’ Most Maligned Movie Still Slaps 25 Years Later
Shown from left: Natalie Portman (as Queen Padmé Amidala), Liam Neeson (as Qui-Gon Jinn), Jake Lloyd (as Anakin Skywalker), Ewan McGregor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi) all stand together.
Read Article One of ‘Mad Max’s Most Iconic Villains Is Returning in ‘Furiosa’
Immortan Joe stares down at the camera, surrounded by his sons and henchmen.
Read Article Chris Pratt, Star of ‘Garfield,’ Doesn’t Like Lasagna and the Internet Is Rightfully Mad
Chris Pratt spotted out in Los Angeles
Read Article Max’s Best Friend: The True Story Behind ‘The Road Warrior’s Most Loyal Companion
Mel Gibson in Mad Max: The Road Warrior
Related Content
Read Article One of the Best Sequels Ever Just Turned 20 Years Old
Ogre couple Shrek and Fiona hold hands in 'Shrek 2'.
Read Article ‘Star Wars’ Most Maligned Movie Still Slaps 25 Years Later
Shown from left: Natalie Portman (as Queen Padmé Amidala), Liam Neeson (as Qui-Gon Jinn), Jake Lloyd (as Anakin Skywalker), Ewan McGregor (as Obi-Wan Kenobi) all stand together.
Read Article One of ‘Mad Max’s Most Iconic Villains Is Returning in ‘Furiosa’
Immortan Joe stares down at the camera, surrounded by his sons and henchmen.
Read Article Chris Pratt, Star of ‘Garfield,’ Doesn’t Like Lasagna and the Internet Is Rightfully Mad
Chris Pratt spotted out in Los Angeles
Read Article Max’s Best Friend: The True Story Behind ‘The Road Warrior’s Most Loyal Companion
Mel Gibson in Mad Max: The Road Warrior
Author
Lyra Hale
Lyra (She/Her) is a queer Latinx writer who stans badass women in movies, TV shows, and books. She loves crafting, tostones, and speculating all over queer media. And when not writing she's scrolling through TikTok or rebuilding her book collection.