Cara Delevingne has lashed out at 'Suicide Squad' critics for a string of 'horrible' reviews that have surfaced in the days leading up to the movie's release today. Thought by many to be the film release of the year, it has so far failed to impress in it's early critical assessment.

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'Suicide Squad' hits movie theaters today (August 5th 2016) and DC Comics fans are super excited about it. There had been little to mar that excitement until this week, when the early reviews emerged and absolutely destroyed it. Obviously what the film critics think and what the actual audience members think are two different things, and indeed many potential fans of the movie have shared the actors' indignation over the criticism.

'The critics have been absolutely horrific, they're really, really horrible. You know, I just don't think they like superhero movies', Cara Delevingne, who plays Enchantress in the movie, told Reuters. She's got a point. It seems that no matter what DC movie is put out there, it gets absolutely ripped apart by critics. 

Take 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' for example; that got 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviewers bashing its over-reliance on special effects and thin storyline. 'Man Of Steel' in 2013 was also poorly received with just 55% on the critics' Tomatometer. On the other hand, it got an Audience Score of 75% and 'Batman v Superman' got 65% - and, in the end, which is more important?

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'Suicide Squad' has matched 'Batman v Superman' at 27% on Rotten Tomatoes so far, in contrast to an audience score of 74%. Critics have slammed the film's messy plot and really don't seem to like the way the characters have been written. Even Jared Leto's Joker has had his share of hate, and there are rumours that a lot of his scenes were cut from the movie. 'There are a lot of scenes that didn't make it to the final film', he said.

Director David Ayer has also responded to the critical reception, insisting that it's all about the audience. 'I made the movie for real people who live in the real world', he said. 'I made the movie for people who actually love movies and go and see movies.'

Will Smith, who plays Deadshot, demure about the situation. 'I think people had expectations that may have been different, but I'm excited for the fans to get to vote', he said.