Elon Musk's (Very Brief) 'Suicide Squad' Review: "Needed More Joker"
Seems like everyone is weighing in on the new DC comic book adaption, Suicide Squad — even Elon Musk.
The billionaire inventor on Tuesday shared — in 140 characters — his thoughts on the anti-hero Warner Bros. flick and his criticism was pretty much the same as that of most fans: It needed more Joker.
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In response to a piece on the strengths and weaknesses of the picture (which was panned by critics but still had a fantastic opening weekend), Musk tweeted, "Movie still enjoyable due to some great characters, but plot & editing could've been better. Really needed more Joker+Harley."
@verge Yeah. Movie still enjoyable due to some great characters, but plot & editing could've been better. Really needed more Joker+Harley.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Aug. 9, 2016
John Ostrander, who revamped the Squad in the late '80s, said this week he enjoyed the film.
"I really liked the film. Not perfect by a long shot, but a really good time in the movie theater," Ostrander said in a piece published for Comicmix. "And for me a lot of it was just amazing," he wrote. "The look, the detail, the feel of the film is not something I’ve seen in superhero movies before.”
Still, even with a large opening weekend, the film did notably drop off quite a bit Saturday (41 percent day-over-day), which has been attributed to poor word of mouth.
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