The cast and director of ''Suicide Squad'' respond to the critics' negative reviews of their movie at the European premiere in London. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The "Suicide Squad" crew walked a bright pink carpet in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday (August 3) for the film's European premiere. While promoting the summer blockbuster, the ensemble cast also responded to the critics' negative comments on their production. "I think David Ayer did a really brilliant job...I think that what he did, what he was able to create, how he was able to take this DC [Comics] world and bend it into a really different thing, he made a really unique thing. You know, I think people had expectations that may have been different, but I'm excited for the fans to get to vote," said Will Smith, who plays Deadshot. Scathing reviews for the new comic book anti-hero movie are driving fans to desperate measures. More than 13,000 people have so far signed an online petition on Change.org calling for the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes to be shut down in protest at the harsh reception. Many critics have panned the film, with Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair calling it "too shoddy and forgettable to even register as revolting." Robbie Collin of London newspaper The Daily Telegraph wrote: "The film makes you cringe so hard your teeth come loose." The reviews have led to a poor rating of 34 percent on Rotten Tomatoes for the Warner Bros. movie. "At the end of the day, critical acclaim is really nice but we made it for the fans. If the fans like it, then we did our job," said Australian actress Margot Robbie. "The critics have been absolutely horrific, they're really, really horrible. You know, I just don't think they like superhero movies, I know there's a lot of them. This movie isn't perfect but it's a wonderful film and I think the characters are incredible, we all worked really, really hard, and it doesn't really matter what the critics say at the end of the day, it's the fans that we made this movie for," model and actress Cara Delevingne told Reuters. "Suicide Squad" writer and director David Ayer also defended the movie. "I made the movie for real people who live in the real world. I made the movie for people who actually love movies and go and see movies. The movie's a lot of fun and fans are really going to enjoy this," he said. "Suicide Squad", which sees a number of imprisoned villains grouped together to form a black ops team, also stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Oscar-nominee Viola Davis and Jai Courtney.