It’s no secret that Suicide Squad is getting awful reviews. The reviews are so bad that the fans are even trying to cll foul and have Rotten Tomatoes shut down (lol). To those people, I have to say: grow up. A bad movie is a bad movie.
There was a rumor, however, that the studio and director David Ayer created two different versions of the film. Apparently, they tested both versions with audiences and the consensus was that the studio’s version was better.
It appears those rumors are nothing but wishful thinking. In an interview with Collider, Ayer himself said that the cut of Suicide Squad that’s in theaters is his cut. There is no mystical, perfect cut. It never existed. See what he has to say about it below:
We have a chunk, there’s definitely over 10 minutes of material on there. But this cut of the movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut. And that’s one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you fucking love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship (laughs), not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master.
It’s funny that he talks about the flow of the movie. Isn’t that what many people are complaining about? Anyway, there you have it, folks. There was no disagreement between Ayer and the studio about how the final cut should have been. The theatrical version is the director’s cut.