"Suicide Squad" has been making waves on internet

From the moment it was announced that there would be a full-length "Suicide Squad" live action film, the internet has been buzzing. Whether it's the fact that this latest incarnation would have David Ayer at the helm, the all-star cast that includes the likes of Jared Leto, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie, or the fact that fans have been looking for something to latch onto, some hope for the DC Universe after the flops of "Man of Steel" and "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," whatever the cause or case may be, there has been something close to a universal interest in this project since its inception.

While the official "Suicide Squad" release date isn't scheduled until August 5th, a few lucky fans were given the opportunity to attend advanced, special screenings of the film, and, the general consensus seems to be positive. Across the board, the new film seems to have blow away these early viewers, everything from praising Jared Leto's interpretation of The Joker to applauding Margot Robbie's take on his partner in crime, Harley Quinn. Leto certainly had some large clown shoes to fill, with the last onscreen interpretation of the classic villain belonging to the late Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Trilogy," but it seems he has done it justice.

Suicide Squad in Pop Culture

As a concept, the idea of the Suicide Squad has always had a certain appeal.

A group of trained killers, psychopaths, and outcasts brought together to carry out what are essentially suicide missions. With nothing to lose and not much to gain, this band of condemned criminals look death in the face and laugh (quite literally).

The most recent interpretation prior to this one was seen on The CW's Arrow, where Amanda Waller (played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson) did the same in recruiting these condemned criminals for "special missions." While Arrow is certainly the darkest out of all the current DC-themed shows on the network, it's safe to say that this upcoming theatrical release will be much darker than that, with Ayer making a name for himself with dark, gritty films, and the simple fact that this adaptation is not meant for cable television.