The reviews for Suicide Squad are trickling in after last night’s New York premiere and, oh dear, they ARE NOT GOOD.
Richard Lawson from Vanity Fair said:
It’s simply a dull chore steeped in flaccid machismo, a shapeless, poorly edited trudge that adds some mildly appalling sexism and even a soupçon of racism to its abundant, hideously timed gun worship.
And that was one of the KINDER things people wrote.
A shame, really, as I was looking forward to this one. I even had a secret desire to see Jared Leto get his second Oscar.
The red carpet was probably more interesting than the movie. Margot Robbie STUNNED in a fabulous gold unicorn dress by Alexander McQueen, Cara Delevingne went post-punk, Jared Leto was a COMPLETE MESS in ticky-tacky Gucci, and Joel Kinneman SMOLDERED with his old Hollywood good-looks. Also: Jai Courtney (whose penis I can claim to have seen, so it’s always nice to see him), newcomer Akemi Darenogare in a kimono and fishnets, humpy celebuspawn-turned- Nicholas Sparks muse Scott Eastwood, Lily from All My Children (?), and Will Smith. MORE IMPORTANT THAN WILL SMITH, THOUGH, WAS SON JAYDEN. Omgomgomg, what did Jayden wear? Something QUIRKY? Something VAGUELY GENDER-NONCONFORMING? I know you’re dying to find out, so start scrolling down NOW.
Margot Robbie easily wins the night.
Followed closely by Joel Kinnaman, who just oozes style.
Jai Courtney is such a MAN.
I suspect that Gucci gifted Jared with the entire Fall/Winter collection because he’s been rocking it everywhere lately, and I’m sorry: it’s HID-JEOUS. Just HID-JEOUS. Some straight-up thrift store reject shit. Yuck, yuck yuck.
Cara’s outfit was just MEH, and that overly made-up face simply does NOT go with the look. Pull it back, Cara.
Here’s Akemi Darenogare in that kimono and fishnets number which is a little “on the nose,” and too costumey by far. Don’t be your character on the red carpet, dear.
Someone named G-Eazy who, I’m told, does that “Ooooooh-ooooh It’s Just Me, Myself, and I” song. He’s kind of cute, though, and now he’s on my radar.
Scott Eastwood, radiating douchbaggery as usual.
This was All My Children‘s sweet-but-troubled autistic teen Lily Montgomery Lavery aka Leven Rambin. So…. is she a real star now? I don’t know. I just remember her from soapland.
Will and Jayden.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)