‘The Suicide Squad’ Director Rips Comic Book Movies, Says They’re “Mostly Boring”

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I’m actually checking out a screener of The Suicide Squad later today, and honestly, I can’t wait. 2016’s Suicide Squad is one of the biggest movie-going disappointments of my lifetime and I simply must avenge that experience. I mean, I’ve quite literally carried out a five-year-long one-sided blood feud with Jared Leto ever since — that’s how deeply scarred I was by that “film”.  Perhaps, with The Suicide Squad, I can finally find some peace.

By the vibe of the reactions to the film so far, it certainly sounds as though peace may be attainable for your boy, as James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad — a soft reboot of the property that kept some of the characters from the original but wiped the slate clean otherwise — received gushing praise following the first round of critic screenings.  Really, it should come as no surprise that Gunn has hit another home run with The Suicide Squad, as I’m of the opinion that his previous film, Guardians of the Galaxy, is the best in the MCU.

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Despite turning himself into a household name thanks to comic book movies, though, Gunn doesn’t have many nice things to say about them as he recently ripped the genre for being “boring” in a recent interview with The Irish Times.

“The only hope for the future of the comic book and superhero films is to change them up. They’re really dumb. And they’re mostly boring for me right now,” Gunn said.

There are people trying to do some different things with superheroes. So it’s not 100 percent a rule that everybody isn’t, but a lot of superhero films are boring. I loved them at the beginning. I was really excited when they first started making those movies. It was about the visual effects when I saw Superman as a kid. I still love that movie. Okay, I know, that’s a guy on wires and bluescreen with this sort of crappy visual effects. And then when Iron Man came out, I was in. You’re able to make a guy fly around who looks like a guy flying around. And that was a beautiful thing to be able to do. But if the movies don’t change, it’s gonna get really, really boring.”

If The Suicide Squad is as good as I hear it is, Gunn will certainly have the right to talk that talk, so I’ll keep y’all posted.

The Suicide Squad — which stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Alice Braga, David Dastmalchia, and Daniel Melchior — will hit theaters and HBO Max in the United States on Friday, August 6.

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