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Suicide Squad Movie Review

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Suicide Squad comes in where we left off in Batman vs. Superman. With Superman now gone, the government must find a new way to protect the world from future metahuman threats. We are introduced to Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) who has the plan to bring together a group of the most dangerous villains to fight these threats. She assigns Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) to command this group of villains. Viola Davis’ character at times truly ends up being more ruthless than the villains in the movie and sometimes leaves you wondering who is the true villain in the film.

The movie does a great job at introducing our group of villains and providing a bit of a backstory for some. The villains consist of Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Slipknot (Adam Beach), and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). They are called on their first mission to stop the Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), a 6,000 year old witch,  from building a weapon to take over the world.

Out of the villains, Deadshot and Harley Quinn steal the show. Will Smith actually brings his Bad Boys self to this character. He is funny at the right moments and man his character can shoot. Margot Robbie is another delight on screen and truly brings a sense of hope to the film. Her character is crazy and she goes for it on screen.

I know what villain you really want to hear about, the Joker (Jared Leto). Jared Leto’s Joker is not only visually appealing but plays homage to the more traditional Joker we are used to seeing in the comics. Unfortunately, there was no real substance or relevance to this character being in the film outside of his love interest Harley Quinn. I really wanted more of his character in this film but this character merely ended up being an afterthought considering everything else that was going on.

There was just not enough of a story to keep my attention. This film felt like tiny stories all thrown together at once with no real character or plot development. By the time you truly understand the purpose of the villain’s existence in the film you are already in the final act which is visually appealing but rushed at the end.

To be honest I don’t understand how you can really make a movie about the villains with the PG-13 rating. With the success of Deadpool and its rating I truly thought DC would take note and really go there with this movie. DC Comics needed Suicide Squad to redeem them from the overly dramatic and empty Batman vs Superman. Unfortunately, this movie did not succeed and makes me wonder what does this mean for upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League films. I personally would not recommend you spend the money to see this film in theaters.  I would say WAIT and rent it at the Redbox.

Suicide Squad hits select theatres on August 5th. You can purchase tickets on the Fandango website. Have you seen Suicide Squad? Share your thoughts of the movie below.


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10 thoughts on “Suicide Squad Movie Review

  1. I would pay. I really enjoyed the movie and thought that the Joker and Harley Quinn were the best part. Jared Leto’s Joker is a VILF

  2. Yeah, not very memorable . Plus DC is playing catch up with Marvel with Justice League. Also Leto could not touch Ledger as Joker but nice try. My 12 year old loved it but they were aiming for that target also.

  3. I actually liked the movie. I liked the actors/actressess. I liked the comedy. I like that there wasn’t a long build up or long period of time for character development at the beginning. It was built in as the movie went on and I appreciated it. The plot was blah, but overall, I think it was a good movie. I would say, see it during matinee hours. Lol.

  4. Overall I think this was a great movie. I was pleasantly surprised to see Will Smith have such a pivotal role! I laughed every time he spoke! He and Margot Robbie were the best parts of the movie! I do think the Enchantress and Diablo were over done. She had the most awkward movements like she was having a seizure. Viola Davis as Amanda Waller was genius and I wish I got to see a little more of Jared Leto’s, Joker. He did good but to be honest I wasn’t impressed. I get what everyone is saying about the plot. I honestly still don’t understand the danger they were in or how they stopped it. I think this was a great start for DC movies and with the cast they have it will only get better!

  5. I would suggest to PAY! Great, date night film! Loved Will Smith’s role , he added that special touch of comedy. Jared Leto , as the Joker need I say more. Guys, take your ladies to see this , or heck ladies surprise him with a special treat.

  6. So…here is my thing about DC movies (using Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad as a benchmark), they RUSH their movies too much for me. They have no patience. They just wanna put stuff out. There is no reason Suicide Squad should have come out before, at least, two other movies to develop these characters a little bit more. The Joker and Harley could have had a movie prior to Suicide Squad to develop their story line. Deadshot and Diablo could have probably had a movie together also. I hated the rushed “let me tell you about all these people” scene.

    Just like how they rolled out the Justice League characters in a damn email attachment on Dawn of Justice lol. They could have saved ALL OF THAT for their own movies. They are just so eager to give the fans stuff and build momentum that they aren’t methodical with it to me.

    Now…visually it was a great movie and it kept my attention for the most part…but it could have been so much better.

    And the ending hinted at a Joker/Harley movie, not necessarily a Suicide Squad sequel, but that could have been done already. And the post credits scene hinted at the Justice League Movie…but they already told us that in Dawn of Justice, lol.

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