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"‘Suicide Squad’ Review: Weapon of Mass Depression" is from the August 04, 2016 Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Joe Morgenstern and narrated by Paul Ryden.
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Hyperbolic ranting from a whiny old man

Joe Morgenstern represents everything wrong with professional paid film critics. His review contains next to nothing to suggest that he actually even watched the movie he's reviewing. Instead, he just mocks and scoffs, spews out insults that I'm sure he thinks are quite witty, hyperbolically comparing the movie to a terrorist attack or natural disaster, calling the movie an all out attack on the idea of entertainment, and so on. He's essentially a sideline heckler, not a legitimate critic, because he offers absolutely nothing resembling critique and nothing to prove that he has any understanding of any aspect of filmmaking as an art in any way. Instead, this is just an old man moaning and groaning that he was forced, as part of his job, to waste time watching something that he didn't care about, so now he's just gonna whine and complain, to let us all know how grumpy he is. In an age when we can so easily access on the Internet thousands and thousands of movie reviews written by regular movie fans, people who actually care about the movies they watch, it's more clear than ever that there is little to no value to these useless aging relics of the newspaper age who call themselves professional film critics, such as the worthless Joe Morgenstern. If there's anything positive to say at all about this, it's that the reader Paul Ryden speaks clearly, so I'll give him a good rating for performance.