Suicide Squad review from early viewer suggests it's better than Batman v Superman but there's not enough Joker

It is apparently not as 'dark and depressing' as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Christopher Hooton
Monday 01 August 2016 11:45 BST

We film journalists might be gagged from talking about Suicide Squad until 2 August, but a few advanced screenings have already taken place in the US and the reactions are starting to circulate online.

One viewer at an early showing at Dover Air Base in Delaware set up an AMA on Reddit, fielding questions from other users.

UPDATE: The embargo has lifted and you can read our Suicide Squad review here

Here are the most salient responses (spoilers ahead):

On its general quality:

"I really enjoyed it. There are some pacing issues but the actors cancel that out. Will Smith kills it and so does Margot Robbie. I'd give it an 8/10."

On the worst part of the movie:

"The worst part is just some of the pacing. And I feel like Croc could of had some more lines and back story since we got a lot more for Harley, Deadshot, and Enchantress. The best part is the team together. There's awesome jokes and great chemistry between them."

On the best scene:

"I loved that final fight sequence, Deadshot, Harley and Croc were so awesome in it."

On Jared Leto's Joker:

"To be honest he needs to grow on me more. He's cool but his role isn't huge but it is important in the film. I think once he has more screen time though he's going to be amazing...He comes off more as a mobster in SS than the Joker...He even owns a strip club. But I love his laugh it's so creepy."

On the size of The Flash's cameo:

"He's on screen for like 2 seconds."

On setting up future DC Universe films:

"This movie sets up a much better tone for the future of the DCU than BvS did. It's not as dark and depressing."

Suicide Squad: Official Final Trailer

On Batman's involvement and whether you actually see Ben Affleck (as opposed to a stuntman):

He does get screen time in the first hour of the movie...It is Affleck you get to see him with out the mask."

On Scott Eastwood's cameo:

"I was so excited to find out and so disappointed to see he was just a random soldier."

On the mid-credits scene:

"That got me so excited. It's a good set up for one of the next movies."

You can read more about the mid-credits scene, described as 'pivotal and important', here.

Suicide Squad is released in UK cinemas on 5 August 2016.

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