Suicide Squad movie review

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How could I NOT see this on the first day? If I’m going to see any movie on the first day it comes out, it is gonna be Suicide Squad!.. This movie is complicated, because, without a doubt in my mind it is a very good movie. Yet for some reason I still find myself to be a little disappointed. The only reasoning I can come up with is that the anticipation and hype of this movie had gotten to a point where literally nothing could live up to it. It’s a classic Jurassic World scenario… I don’t feel like an introduction or synopsis is really needed for this, but, for this few that aren’t obsessed with everything Marvel and DC yet… A secret government agency assembles a task force of the most dangerous super villains in the world that they have imprisoned. Shit goes down, and these bad guys that have been in prison are let out, on a leash… And that’s actually pretty much it. It’s a very straight forward plot! Awesome though!.. The movie starts out with half hour of origin stories for everyone, which, normally I wouldn’t like, but, it actually brought a lot more to the movie after learning about their backgrounds. The best origin story of all though was for one Dr. Harleen Quinzel AKA Harley Quinn. Her and Jokers story span the entire movie with flashbacks, and seeing her go from doctor to the crazy queen of Gotham city is spectacular… Speaking of Joker, lets talk about the one thing everyone has been talking about since this movie was announced. The Joker, with Jared Leto. There is a lot to this Joker, and if I am being one hundred percent honest, I am still making up my mind completely! But, one thing I do know was that it was a phenomenal performance by Jared Leto. This Joker is many things, crazy, scary, psycho, king, boss, lover, but, what he also is is believable as every last one of them at the same time, and that is hard to do. Making someone an utter psychopath but also mafia boss of sorts and in love… That is skill and I am glad we got to see those sides of him! HOWEVER… The Joker was barely in this and was not who carried this movie. Will Smith and Margot Robbie carried this movie on their shoulders. Will Smith as Deadshot was an easy role for him, no doubt. He is bad-ass and charismatic. That does not take away from the fact that every moment he was on screen I either got goose bumps or laughed! Margot Robbie however stretched her acting chops to places I don’t even think SHE knew they could go for this, and her role was an emotional roller coaster!.. Jai Courtney finally found something he isn’t shit in too! So good for him! Killer Croc was probably the only character that I never had a good time with, but, it is hard to make that character and not have him be stupid… As for our villain… The real villain of the movie was Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis, the woman who assembled them and makes them fight under threat of death…However the villain they go after is very well put together. They give her a great origin and not just a bad guy for the purpose of being a bad guy. Cara Delevingne plays the witch known as Enchantress that is attempting to wipe out all technology in the world. Giving her this role was risky, as she is a newer actor and most commonly known for her hated role in Paper Towns. But, it payed off as she made Enchantress incredibly seductive and intimidating, rounding out the villain perfectly… Last but not least I want to talk about the soundtrack. When 21 Pilots came out with Heathens for this movie it got me more excited for a movie I was very scared about the idea of. Many times this soundtrack made this movie ten times better and brought it to life… I will definitely go see this again in theaters!

 

3 thoughts on “Suicide Squad movie review

  1. I have to disagree with you. I was extremely disappointed by this film! I felt it was predictable and at times confusing. Besides Harley Quinn who was phenomenal, everything else was very meh and the Joker was awful and his scenes should have been cut down to just Harley’s background story. I felt they could have done anything, but instead they went with cookie cutter. Also the ending with Enchantress mirrored X-Men wayyy too much for my liking.
    Glad you liked it though.

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  2. Thank you for reviewing this, I couldn’t find it in myself to be disappointed by yet another comic book film so I skipped it, it is hard to find faithful reviews, most are either very negative or overly positive.

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  3. I also saw Suicide Squad yesterday! i loved Harley Quinn! At one point my boyfriend looked over at me and laughed while saying “She reminds me of you” i don’t know if i should feel honored or offended lmao.

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