Kevin Smith is one of the few people who seems to have really loved Suicide Squad, and he’s not ashamed to admit it!
Despite the general reviews of the movie being a lot of sizzle but with very little substance, Smith posted a brief review on his Instagram feed after catching an opening night screening of the new DC Comics-based movie.
“Well I think [director David Ayer] made magic and did #dccomics proud. The #Squad movie doesn’t look like any other comic book flick I’ve ever seen,” said Smith.
He also commended the idea to use Batman and the Joker as background characters, letting the Squad themselves lead the action.
We’re not alleging that Smith is any way biased, but we should point out that not only does he own a comic book store in New Jersey (one that is featured in the television series Comic Book Men), he also named his daughter Harley Quinn Smith. Suicide Squad starred Margot Robbie as the Harley Quinn, the Joker’s main love interest. So it’s probably not a coincidence that he loved the movie.
I look up to @suicidesquadmovie maker #DavidAyer. His #endofwatch, shot with a mixture of media including dashboard & body cams, was the work of a true filmmaker. And I don’t know how he got me to love a tank movie, but #fury is another amazing Ayer effort. When I heard he was shepherding a cinematic #suicidesquad, my already-high interests in a @dccomics movie shot over the top: what would a gritty guy like Dave do with the likes of #Deadshot & #HarleyQuinn? Well I think he made magic and did #dccomics proud. The #Squad movie doesn’t look like any other comic book flick I’ve ever seen. The periodic use of both #Batman and the #joker as background characters instead of the usual leads was thrilling and felt like our first real glimpse at an interconnected #dceu. The cast is top notch but Harley, as expected, steals the show. The #jokerandharley beats are simply wonderful for a longtime fan to watch and make you immediately wanna see the all-Harley movie they already announced. Throwaway moments made me so happy (like Katana and her Soultaker sword) but this flick as a whole had me smiling the whole time. Thanks to her name, my kid @harleyquinnsmith_ was already on board for this movie – and she loved it (like LOVED it). I’ll be heading back to see it again tonight so expect a brand new #FatManOnBatman review soon. #KevinSmith