Ezra Miller Says Justice League Isn't Going to Learn Anything From the Suicide Squad Hate

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Maybe they should learn a little bit more from it than simply “motivation.”

Ezra Miller, who actually had a fun a little moment in Suicide Squad as the Flash, told MTV that, basically, the Justice League cast feels solidarity with the embattled Suicide Squad brethren:

You needn’t look any further than the Suicide Squad director and cast response to the negative reviews to feel how negative critiques motivate us. Ultimately, we can’t base anything on [the critical response]. As artists, we aim to please absolutely everybody with our work, but we also know that we have to keep expressing ourselves as best as we can express ourselves.

Uh, maybe base a few things on the critical response? I’m saying this as someone with the semi-controversial stance that Suicide Squad was an average movie and not a stain on the soul of the world: definitely learn something from the critical response. Even if it’s just “be prepared for the possibility that Warner Bros. will edit your movie in a direction that you never saw coming.”

In response to all the hate, Miller added, “It’s like that T.I. song, ‘Motivation.’” That’s all well and good, but all the motivation in the world won’t actually fix anything if you don’t recognize the grander flaws.


Just keep an eye out, guys. If you see something wrong, say something (to borrow a phrase usually meant for keeping an eye out for other kinds of bombs).

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

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Translation: “I’m being paid a lot of money and may get to star in my own superhero movie for even more money, so if you think I’m going to fuck that up you’re crazy.”

The presence of The Flash in The Suicide Squad is one of many reasons that movie failed to tell a coherent story. He exists, in full costume no less (as opposed to BvS) is fighting crime, but has no interest in an entire city being destroyed? Add that to no one pointing out they’re using a bunch of criminals most of whom have all had their asses kicked by one dude with no powers and no one ever mentions why they don’t just try to get that one dude. Of course Batman would never do it, but that no one even mentions that he’s better than half the Suicide Squad kinda seemed a hole.

Of course the absolute worst moment and proof David Ayer should never write again is Flagg bringing all the letters Headshot’s daughter wrote to him...on a fucking combat mission with people he despises and is prepared to kill with the push of a button.