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It’s always a bummer when one of the most anticipated movies of the year turns into one of the biggest flops of the year, but according to critics, that’s exactly the case with “Suicide Squad.”

While the film is still expected to be a hit at the box office, critics are grading the film with an almost universal F, which makes us wonder if the box office scores might suffer when word of mouth spreads that the film falls extremely short of the lofty expectations placed on it.

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From Vanity Fair to Screen Crush and Rolling Stone to Variety, critics chimed in on just how monumentally short “Suicide Squad” fell of the bar it set for itself, so we’ve picked out some of the highlights of these reviews. Maybe you’ll think twice before hitting the movie theater this weekend?

The story-telling fell abysmally short of expectations

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Rolling Stone

The Joker serves no purpose within the story

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Screen Crush

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Variety

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Rolling Stone

A rich cast of characters … with no characterization

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The Hollywood Reporter

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Screen Crush

Trying too hard be ‘Deadpool’

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The Hollywood Reporter

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Variety

Regardless of the sometimes scathing commentary on the movie, we still find ourselves wanting to go see it.

Whether it’s the film version of being unable to take your eyes off a car crash or just naive hope and optimism that maybe the film isn’t as bad as everyone’s saying, we’ll still probably find ourselves in the theater on Friday (Aug. 5) to check out the carnage for ourselves.