The world is an uncertain place, and you never know when some living totem of negativity is going to waltz in and spray sour all over everybody’s sweet, but for now? For now, “The Suicide Squad” is enjoying the sort of numbers normally reserved for “The Maltese Falcon,” “Seven Samurai,” and, until recently, “Paddington 2.”
That’s right, “The Suicide Squad,” James Gunn’s vaguely-defined, not-quite-a-reboot of David Ayer’s critically maligned visual spectacle from 2016, is finally out from behind the wall of critical embargoes. Possibly the most highly anticipated blockbuster of the year, it only makes sense that reviewers came out of the woodwork to share their thoughts on the movie, which sees a newly restaffed Task Force X on a mission to stop Starro from taking over the world. To nobody’s surprise, “The Suicide Squad” is receiving rave reviews. What might just shock you is how positive those reviews are across the board — as of the afternoon of July 29, the flick has a rare and beautiful 100% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.