Suicide Squad Movie Review

Suicide Squad Movie Review

Aug 21, 2016, 12:38:49 AM Entertainment

This review contains some spoilers.

Suicide Squad, if you haven’t heard, is DC comics’ new movie. This movie follows the “Suicide Squad”, as appropriately named by Will Smith’s character, Deadshot, a band of super villians, given a shot at redemption by the government or, more specifically, Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis). Villians of the squad include: Deadshot, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoya-Agbaje), Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).

Before going to see this movie, I had been waiting for months and months and, when I finally got to see it- on my birthday too- I was so disappointed. I haven’t read the comics so, besides Harley Quinn and the Joker (Jared Leto), I had no real idea about any of the other characters. But, as far as I know, the actors played their parts really well. The thing I liked the most about this movie was seeing the little snippets of the characters’ lives before prison.

One of the major problems I had with this movie was that I really didn’t know where it was going. And, you’re probably thinking “Cate, that’s a good thing” but I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it in an “okay, why the hell are they wasting time over here when they need to be over there?” The hell is going on?

It’s like, they were travelling all throughout the city to end up finding Amanda Waller. But, why did they need to go get her? I thought they were supposed to be saving the world? Nah, pit stop, right? Ugh.

Another thing I had a problem with:

Had Cara Delavigne’s character, June Moone, not turned into her psycho alter ego, there would have been no need for the Suicide Squad to be formed. So, what did Amanda Waller actually want them for?

Waller organises the meeting to brief every one important of the formation of the Suicide Squad. At that meeting, as an example, June turns into Enchantress, the demon queen she’s possessed by, and goes on the run. But, had Waller not called on Enchantress, the squad wouldn’t have needed to go catch her. So, I repeat: what did Waller actually want them for?

Another thing that bothered me was the lack of the Joker in the movie. We didn’t get to see him very often and that was annoying because he is my favourite character. And, all he was doing in it was trying to find Harley.

Apparently, during filming, there were a lot more scene featuring Joker but they were all cut. We ended up with a bare minimum then.

Joker and Harley’s relationship is quite an abusive one. That’s kind of a given by how out of it he is. But, we don’t see much of that in the movie. We don’t really see any to be honest. An example of how that was cut out: the plane Joker picks Harley up on is about to blow up. Joker pushes Harley out of it before it explodes. Quite heroic, right? It’s the Joker though! He’s not supposed to be heroic. In the original, Joker and Harley are fighting and Joker pushes Harley out of the plane, then it explodes. He did it because he’s an asshole not a hero.

The thing I liked the most about this movie was the fact that they so easily incorporated DC characters into this story. Even ones that were in the movie for less than a minute had importance.

Like a lot of movies, I found the ending of this really predictable. I’m annoyed about that.

This movie just disappointed me to no end. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll bother re-watching this movie anytime soon like I thought I’d want to.

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Have you seen this movie? Did you like it? Did you not? Why?

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