I can't remember a movie having as much hype for so long as Suicide Squad has.
Whether the marketing team have been taking tips from the guys and girls who did Deadpool, we don't know, but barely a week goes by without Suicide Squad finding itself back in the headlines.
With an all-star cast including Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Will Smith, it's no surprise the movie has attracted such media attention. And we've barely even heard about Cara Delevingne's portrayal of Enchantress yet.
Such hype usually means the film is going to have to deliver on every single level to justify itself to the audience. Deadpool managed it, but will Suicide Squad be able to match the hype?
Judging by the social media reviews in the first pre-screening, directors, producers and actors have nothing to worry about when it comes to delivery.
According to ComicBook.com, the film screened for the first time on Friday night in the Century 25 cinema in Union City, California, to a small audience. That small audience were not left disappointed.
Several of the Twitter reviews were nothing short of glowing...
I RECOMMEND EVERYONE GO SEE SUICIDE SQUAD IN AUGUST!!! IT IS A PLEASER! YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!!- Lyssa (@GleekMoonwalker) May 20, 2016
got to watch an early screening of suicide squad and it was actually pretty great!- nikongmer (@nikongmer) May 20, 2016
@bddd360 for me, it was leaving pretty satisfied with how it turned out.- nikongmer (@nikongmer) May 20, 2016
So last night, I watched an early screening of #SuicideSquad. 2 words, HARLEY QUINN. She's crazy good.- Christine Guaio (@chribs001) May 21, 2016
I'm not going to pretend like I'm not jealous, I've been waiting patiently for this movie for what seems like forever and now that it's almost here, I'm absolutely buzzing. Tweets like these don't exactly help.
There are a catalogue of hype articles about Suicide Squad doing the rounds if this hasn't wet your appetite for the movie including Jared Leto's psychotic preparation to play The Joker, Will Smith's branding of the movie 'bad vs evil' and Margot Robbie getting into character as Harley Quinn.
I can't wait for August 5 now.
Words by George Pavlou
Featured image via Warner Bros.
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