Mega-fan Kevin Smith says ‘Suicide Squad’ movie ‘had me smiling the whole time’

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Clerks filmmaker and comic-book expert Kevin Smith is defending Suicide Squad against the media critics who savaged it this week.

Smith took to Instagram to say how much he loves the movie and respects its director David Ayer, who previously helmed End of Watch and Fury.

“When I heard he was shepherding a cinematic #suicidesquad, my already-high interests in a @dccomics movie shot over the top: what would a gritty guy like Dave do with the likes of #Deadshot #HarleyQuinn?” Smith wrote in his lengthy post, which accompanied a photo of him and Ayer.

“Well I think he made magic and did #dccomics proud. The #Squad movie doesn’t look like any other comic book flick I’ve ever seen. The periodic use of both #Batman and the #joker as background characters instead of the usual leads was thrilling and felt like our first real glimpse at an interconnected #dceu. The cast is top notch but Harley, as expected, steals the show. The #jokerandharley beats are simply wonderful for a longtime fan to watch and make you immediately wanna see the all-Harley movie they already announced. Throwaway moments made me so happy (like Katana and her Soultaker sword) but this flick as a whole had me smiling the whole time. Thanks to her name, my kid @harleyquinnsmith_ was already on board for this movie – and she loved it (like LOVED it). I’ll be heading back to see it again tonight so expect a brand new #FatManOnBatman review soon. #KevinSmith.”

In addition to starring in and producing the AMC docu-series Comic Book Men, Smith has also worked with current Batman portrayer Ben Affleck on the films Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jersey Girl and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

I look up to @suicidesquadmovie maker #DavidAyer. His #endofwatch, shot with a mixture of media including dashboard body cams, was the work of a true filmmaker. And I don’t know how he got me to love a tank movie, but #fury is another amazing Ayer effort. When I heard he was shepherding a cinematic #suicidesquad, my already-high interests in a @dccomics movie shot over the top: what would a gritty guy like Dave do with the likes of #Deadshot #HarleyQuinn? Well I think he made magic and did #dccomics proud. The #Squad movie doesn’t look like any other comic book flick I’ve ever seen. The periodic use of both #Batman and the #joker as background characters instead of the usual leads was thrilling and felt like our first real glimpse at an interconnected #dceu. The cast is top notch but Harley, as expected, steals the show. The #jokerandharley beats are simply wonderful for a longtime fan to watch and make you immediately wanna see the all-Harley movie they already announced. Throwaway moments made me so happy (like Katana and her Soultaker sword) but this flick as a whole had me smiling the whole time. Thanks to her name, my kid @harleyquinnsmith_ was already on board for this movie – and she loved it (like LOVED it). I’ll be heading back to see it again tonight so expect a brand new #FatManOnBatman review soon. #KevinSmith

A photo posted by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on Aug 4, 2016 at 7:00am PDT



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