Mike Saunders’s review published on Letterboxd:
Although I wasn't the biggest fan of BvS I at least walked out of it with some hope for the DCEU and I don't think it deserved a lot of the hate it got upon release. After walking out of this movie all hope has been ceased for the DCEU. I bought into the hype for Suicide Squad from day 1 and now I feel utterly let down.
I guess I should start with the few positives I found in this movie. They really did Amanda Waller and Harley Quinn to a lesser extend justice. I loved how brutal and in control Waller was throughout most of the movie. Other than that there were a few jokes I sniggered at and some cool moments but I really didn't enjoy anything else.
The movie is a complete mess I really don't know where to start. The jokes were so flat and uninspired I wasn't sure if I was watching a movie written by Adam Sandler, I never thought I would say that jai Courtney would be one of the comedic saving graces of the movie. I really didn't buy any of the characters and their motivations especially in the second/third act with them all of a sudden being best friends for absolutely no reason and later in the movie with the reason they all team up to take down the villain towards the end is utterly laughable.
The villain and the entirety of the third act of this movie is so bad as we yet again see another superhero movie use the blue beams to light to the sky trope recently used by the massive hit Fantastic Four. There's kind of cool thing that happens in the end fight but on reflection just comes comes out of nowhere with zero setup making it completely jarring. This is all without getting into the technical problems with the terrible editing choices, cutting to random flashbacks, skipping over entire storylinesa nd the constant, hey this song is good, you remember this song right? which most of the time really didn't fit the movie and got way to excessive with the movie almost turning into a music video within the first act.
Despite all that venting I do feel the DCEU is salvageable as long as none of the people who worked creatively on this movie go near a DCEU movie ever again and they treat this film as a write off. I have no real problems with the cast and i'm sure under a better creative team they could still do a good job but alas we are left with this piece of shit.
PS Slipknot has one of the most unintentionally hilarious character arcs in cinema