So let’s talk about Suicide Squad, one of the most highly anticipated films of the year.
Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.
The verdict? There was some pacing issues and the worldbuilding/mythos was a bit rushed, especially considering this is only the third movie in the DCEU universe. Definitely some areas of opportunity in terms of the editing. It made the one scene with Amanda Waller handing out pinkslips gangsta style a bit on the nose.
Thankfully we get bare minimum Jared Leto. Because seriously, fuck that guy.
Suicide Squad is a fun popcorn movie that’s got heart, strong characters and a pretty solid story. It proves to be far superior to 95 percent of the crap Marvel has produced. Anyone have any objections to that? What about you Billy Jean? Oh okay then.
But I now understand why Rotten Tomatoes and early reviews trashed this film.
DC just gave Marvel/Disney and fandom the middle finger in proving that diversity and artistry are not mutually exclusive.
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