‘Suicide Squad:’ Can The Movie Match The Success Of ‘The Avengers?’

By Gemmie Caranay | 2 years ago
‘Suicide Squad:’ Can The Movie Match The Success Of ‘The Avengers?’

“Suicide Squad” thinks that by doing the formula of “The Avengers,” they will get the same result. “The Avengers” ended up very successful in their 2012 release and the supervillain squad perhaps think of it as one big factor – gathering a lot of superheroes together. In the case of “Suicide Squad,” they have a fellowship of many individuals, enough to form a huge team, but just like their team’s name, are they heading into a serious suicide?

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Though it may be true that “The Avengers” is composed of many elements within the team, in fact the six-pack team, and believe it or not, it truly contributed to their success… Why? Of all six superheroes, four of them had movies prior to the production of “The Avengers.” “Iron Man” is a household name and had many movies, “Captain America and Thor” had a name in the book and another one in the making. In short, most of them had their names etched somewhere in public consciousness. They have their own share of popularity. Even small kids are quite familiar with their name, Inverse reported.

So when “The Avengers” came out, viewers were quite familiar with the character and were already curious how this group of heroes with all their unique personalities would play their respective tune. And this is the biggest factor that “Suicide Squad” doesn’t have. In simple equation, every persona of “The Avengers” team had time investment and name recall.

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David Ayer, writer and director of the upcoming movie “Suicide Squad” has high expectations and is confident that the film will come out grander to any other superhero because as he said, all of the existing movies have one theme: to defeat evils, aliens and robots from somewhere else. Ayer forgot to consider that in order to have a strong impact and create connections to viewers, there must be a strong emotional factor involved like the feeling of gratitude for having a hero willing enough to sacrifice to save those who matters. That message was well resonated in Avenger’s climax. Something Ayers must have missed, Follownews, reported.

“The Avengers” had six team members. “Guardians of the Galaxy” primary cast member is five. In the case of “Suicide Squad” cast is enough to organize a soccer team. Sure, “Game of Thrones” may have a big cast, but there was 5 seasons devoted to let viewers get acquainted with the characters. However, in case of “Suicide Squad,” we’ll have few hours of meeting, for the first time, and to explore every character.

What do you think. Can “Suicide Squad” match the success of “The Avengers?” Share your views in the comments below.

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