Critics may have torn “Suicide Squad” to pieces, but that didn’t stop Kevin Smith from going to go see it. The filmmaker, who is a huge comic book fanatic, praised the action supervillain flick in a new video review for “Fat Man on Batman.”
Smith started off my talking about what his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, named after the villain portrayed by Margot Robbie, thought about the film (she absolutely loved it). He then went on to express his enthusiasm for the movie.
“So what did I think about it? I thought it was f***ing dope,” Smith exclaimed. “I think [director David Ayer] did a great job. I honestly think that. I used to be one of those cats that was like, ‘They should give comic book material to people that know comic books very well and stuff.’ David’s movie to me [showed that] you can give comic book material to people outside the medium, maybe didn’t grow up with this s**t in their blood or whatever, and it creates a real interesting effect.”
“I don’t want this to sound dismissive,” he continued. “It was dope man, it felt young, and I’m like mid-40…I felt like a kid watching this movie. Not just because ‘Oh my God, I love these characters. I’m seeing some of my favorite characters on the big screen,’ and stuff, it just felt young, it had this energy to it.”
While Smith acknowledges that this film might not be for everyone, he felt that it worked. “It felt like a rebellious teenager, but one you want to be around,” he added. “It felt naughty, just a little bit. Corporate naughty, you know what that means, not that naughty at all. But it felt like there’s a grit and grime to it.”
Watch his full analysis below (his review starts around the 6:30 mark) and see how he compares the comics to the film version.