Why did Suicide Squad Flop?

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Poll Why did Suicide Squad Flop? (34 votes)

DCEU is screwed, there is no universe. start fresh again 38%
Harley Quinn is unlikeable, no way is she Popular DC Warner Thinks, she is Not a Feminist Cartoon Icon 15%
Disney Marvel overloaded the Superhero Market 24%
Poor Soundtrack and Script 6%
The global virus shut cinemas 50%
Jumped the Shark 3%
Ticket sales were down because of the Unnecessary R-Rating 15%
Starro Starfish 6%
Other Reasons 35%
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I'd imagine it's a mixture of lockdowns/restrictions in some regions, COVID-19 fear, R-Rating, the Suicide Squad brand being tarnished by how bad the first movie was, and the duel release on HBOMax.

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#3  Edited By KillianDuclark

It's more convenient to watch the movie on HBO max.

That's basically it.

The delta variant is unnerving a lot of american movie goers. So why risk your life going to the theatres, when you could enjoy it for free at home?

Also, the R rating wouldn't allow mid to young teens (the type who would most vibe with the movie) to watch it in Cinema's so they instead flocked to HBO max where there is no restriction

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It's a combination of rising concerns of COVID cases spiking and the fact that the film is available on HBO Max. I think if we was in a better place with the COVID situation Suicide Squad 2.0 would have done a bit better at the Box Office.

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It's more convenient to watch the movie on HBO max.

That's basically it.

The delta variant is unnerving a lot of american movie goers. So why risk your life, when you could enjoy it for free at home.

Also, the R rating wouldn't allow mid to young teens (the type who would most vibe with the movie) to watch in Cinema's so they instead flocked to HBO max where there is no restriction

Pretty much this. I’d only add that despite the movie being really good, it still carries the stench of the first film. Even if we took COVID out of the equation, I‘m not entirely convinced it would have mopped up the BO

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I'd imagine it's a mixture of lockdowns/restrictions in some regions, COVID-19 fear, R-Rating, the Suicide Squad brand being tarnished by how bad the first movie was, and the duel release on HBOMax.

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#8 the_stegman  Moderator

It quite literally had everything going against it.

1. Global Pandemic

2. Easier to watch at home

3. No bankable names like Will Smith and Joker

4. Not as many people care about this franchise or Harley in general as WB thinks.

5. R Rating

6. Attached to DC which many still think makes bad movies

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#9  Edited By SixPathsOfCapra

1.Streaming

2.bad marketing, also naming it the suicide squad was a stupid and confusing decision, especially after the first one was hated by fans and general audience alike

3.Anything that is not dumbed down to abysmal Godzilla vs Kong,fast & furious levels don't usually seem to attract the 100 million dollar audiences, especially since dceu don't have brand recognition like MCU

4.it may have looked too goofy for an adult R rated audience.. majority of the public still consider this kind of movie to be nothing more than 'goofy dumb b grade cartoon' and believe they will lose charisma point in society or some shit for watching them

5.A lot of female Audience disliked it for some reason

6.Lol dceu

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I'd guess it's because of COVID along with the fact that some people weren't all that interested given how they most likely disliked the previous one.

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Among other reasons, I also think the age of Cbm's is coming to a close.

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The age of CBM is coming to the end thanks to so many generic movies that followed the same basic line. The market was over saturated. People have money issues from covid and inflation they don''t want to spend it on some assembly lines movies. You need to raise the quality. The days of putting any garbage out there and it being a success are over.

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#15  Edited By dernman

It's a shame it flopped. I can't remember the last CBM i enjoyed before this for awhile now. Even if Cena and the director are pieces of shit

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Cena's apology

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#17  Edited By dernman
@amonfire1776 said:

Cena's apology

I honestly don't think that had anything to do with it. Other than some criticism on the internet, people don't really care. Did you see the big pop he got when he appeared in WWE recently?

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@lunacyde said:

@dernman: what did Cena do?

He called Taiwan a country. People from China got mad and he made a groveling pathetic apology for the offense. Then people got upset at that for selling Taiwan out.

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Wait, seriously? What a shame, I had a blast watching.

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@princesscadenza: Me too. I was generally shocked that both the box office AND the HBO numbers were low.

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@dernman said:
@lunacyde said:

@dernman: what did Cena do?

He called Taiwan a country. People from China got mad and he made a groveling pathetic apology for the offense. Then people got upset at that for selling Taiwan out.

Everything to keep the peace...

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@dernman said:
@lunacyde said:

@dernman: what did Cena do?

He called Taiwan a country. People from China got mad and he made a groveling pathetic apology for the offense. Then people got upset at that for selling Taiwan out.

Everything to keep the peace...

and no peace will actually be kept. Neither for him or the countries involved.

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Most movies have been down in the box office

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Because it’s average.

It was better than BW though.

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#26 Lunacyde  Moderator

@dernman: That's just $$$>morality unfortunately.

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#27 the_stegman  Moderator

@sixpathsofcapra:

5.A lot of female Audience disliked it for some reason

What

He's not wrong, almost every woman I asked who saw it said they didn't like it and it was too bloody.

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I didn't even know it was gonna come out.

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First movie and the virus

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@dernman said:

@princesscadenza: Me too. I was generally shocked that both the box office AND the HBO numbers were low.

Damn, I didn't know it was that bad. I hope this doesn't destroy the chances of a sequel.

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@dernman said:
@purpledeadragon said:
@dernman said:
@lunacyde said:

@dernman: what did Cena do?

He called Taiwan a country. People from China got mad and he made a groveling pathetic apology for the offense. Then people got upset at that for selling Taiwan out.

Everything to keep the peace...

and no peace will actually be kept. Neither for him or the countries involved.

...It was a joke about his casting as Peace Maker...

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I think DCEU is destined for flop and generally comicbook industry is dead

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Because the original was abysmal and the general public would've expected the same out of this one

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You can tick every box up there

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Even if it did Flop, it's still one of the Better Movies I have seen this Year. Kind of sad it lacks in terms of Sales but that's how it goes sometimes.

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HBO MAX release

Anti American Agenda, pro Communist agenda

Harley Quinn being a Total Mary Sue

General public being burned by the first movie

No Will Smith Star Power

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#38  Edited By Hentekorin

Black Widow was not a hit. But it was not a flop either. Nowhere near the level of disaster Suicide Squad is. And now Shang chi seems to be a hit.

Some dc fanboys might want to reconsider the Covid-19 excuse they are giving

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Then I guess it might as well be a cult classic.

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I'd imagine it's a mixture of lockdowns/restrictions in some regions, COVID-19 fear, R-Rating, the Suicide Squad brand being tarnished by how bad the first movie was, and the duel release on HBOMax.

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Weasel was killed off too soon.

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There's a pandemic so people aren't gonna go out and risk their lives just to see a movie lol

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It was ok honestly, at least it was good enough to amend the other suicide squad movie with jared leto. That movie was too cringe to watch.

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They put too much focus on Harlequin they should have focused more on Wonder Woman or anyone else.

Now they have to do another reboot and start all over again -______-

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I'd imagine it's a mixture of lockdowns/restrictions in some regions, COVID-19 fear, R-Rating, the Suicide Squad brand being tarnished by how bad the first movie was, and the duel release on HBOMax.