Read below for our review of the new DC comics movie, Suicide Squad.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
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Mike: Tonight we are reviewing the long anticipated DC Comics SuperVillain movie, Suicide Squad.
There was a lot of hype and anticipation, so is it worth it? I enjoyed this movie for the cast and characters they played. I wish they were given a better story.
Michael: Suicide Squad seemed like it tried to shoehorn in too much story, too quickly and it spoiled what could have been some great character introductions.
Mike: Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto were the stand outs.
Michael: After hearing about it for months, everyone wanted to see how Jared Leto would pull off the Joker (which was a unique characterization), however his talents were wasted on a subpar plot.
Mike: Maybe we need a Joker and Harley Quinn movie as a follow up. There isn’t nearly as much Joker in the movie as we were lead to believe from the trailers.
Michael: Will Smith was great to watch, as was Margot Robbie, but the other Squad members were there mostly to fill out the movie poster.
Mike: To me the characters with the most screen time were Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman). The other squad members are Boomerang, Diablo, Enchantress and Killer Croc. Like Michael says, they are kind of like window dressing.
The plot is very been there, done that. In fact the supernatural villain and the battle seem very familiar if you saw Marvels X-Men: age of Apocalypse movie this year. Mystical villains with special effects for powers bore me to tears and I wasn’t happy with this in either movie. I will say that the plot does make more sense than DC Comic’s other superhero move Batman v Superman.
On the other hand, I found the movie overall entertaining and had some character development and background that actually made you care whether these squad members lived or died.
Will Smith’s Deadshot got some of the best and most amusing lines. Viola Davis can do no wrong as far as I am concerned, Her Waller is more of a heavy weight bad ass than the Waller of the CW Arrow and Flash TV shows.
Michael: The only other point would be the soundtrack and how much music they used for this film. Almost every moment had a pop song to go with it.
Mike: Good point. Its not every day that you see a movie that plays Eminem and Queen.
Al in all I was entertained, but Suicide Squad left me hoping for more. I give this movie a 3 out of 5.