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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!

 

Suicide Squad trailer review

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Releasing a full length trailer for a movie a year before it comes out is mean, making it 3 minutes long yet somehow still not tell anything is outright cruel! During Comicon the trailer for the highly anticipated Suicide Squad was released, OBVIOUSLY I had to pounce on it immediately! I am going to be 100% honest, I am stoked for this movie, but I was extremely disappointed in this trailer! Yes it had pretty music, yes we got to see all of the people, but what do we really know from this trailer? What did we really get out of it? We got to see glimpses of all of the members, some more than others (I’ll touch on that in a moment) . We got to see that they are bad but we are rooting for them, and we saw the Joker, who has a ridiculous grill and tattoos. Now, I am very very happy with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, she is the shit, and she looks like she pulls her off! But, I don’t need the trailer shoving it in my face! “Hey look, we have Harley Quinn. Hey, here she is again. Holy shit, it’s Harley Quinn! Did I mention we have Harley Quinn? I know you like Harley Quinn, she just happens to be in this!” I get it! You have Harley Quinn, we are all ecstatic! For those of us that don’t follow comics or suicide squad as much, please touch on other people so we know who the hell they are before we watch the movie! The Joker now… I am very confident Jared Letto will NAIL the Joker, so I am willing to have an open mind, but why does he have to have a grill? Those are all my problems with the trailer. I am confident this will be one fucking awesome movie, and I’m so excited! Next time, just tell us something about it in the trailer.