The last movie of the DC Extended Universe, The Suicide Squad, had a hybrid theatrical release and HBO Max. In that context, the numbers in the theaters were not very impressive, probably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, added to the fact that it is a Class R film. However, in the streaming service the story is different and we can talk about a real success.
The Suicide Squad became the most watched movie of the DC Extended Universe within HBO Max. In this way, he surpassed Wonder Woman 1984 already Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The Samba TV company is responsible for the survey with the movie numbers: 4.7 million views for The Suicide Squad. 3.9 million views for Wonder Woman 1984 and 3.2 million in the case of ZSJL.
The Suicide Squad’s success on HBO Max
However, the content of DC it’s far from the strongest movies on the platform HBO Max. In this case, we are talking about the reboot of the saga based on a video game, Mortal Kombat and also the confrontation between the two movie titans: Godzilla vs. Kong. The first reached a total of 5.5 million views. While the second place reached a considerable number of 5.1 million views.
This new version of the Suicide Squad received a lot of praise from critics, when compared to the original film, presented by David Yesterday in 2016. James Gunn, director of the sequel, admitted that he had complete freedom to do whatever he wanted with the characters. It was not bad: on Rotten Tomatoes enjoys 91% acceptance compared to 26% of the film directed by Ayer.
Sure, the director of Suicide Squad, David Yesterday, accuses Warner Bros. of interfering in their creative process with the intention of turning their film into “a clone of Deadpool”. It seems that there is a different version of that film that many fans want to see. Not everyone is happy with the approach that James Gunn has within the genre. The #ReleaseTheAyerCut is often seen quite a bit on social media.
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