The most anticipated movie I've been waiting for all year is finally here and it's...interesting. Take a splash of familiar villainous characters, add a bit of cheeky humour, set them all in the DC world and what you get is a highly debated comic book that nobody can agree on. I have my opinions (as well as the rest of you), so let's jump right into this review. Today's movie review will be on the DC super-villain blockbuster flick: Suicide Squad.
The Plot: Grouped together by the cold-hearted Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), a band of misfit and dangerous villains must make their way through the streets of Midway City to stop the Enchantress (Cara Delevigne) from eradicating humanity. Making up the eclectic group includes Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) and Rick Flag (Joel Kinnamen) to name a few.
The Results: 3.5/5!
Suicide Squad isn't as bad as everyone says it is. Sure, there are some problems with the plot and the tone of the film goes all over the place (one minute it's a dark comedy, but the next it's a serious action flick). I'm still not sure the significance of banding the group together and the Enchantress didn't seem that menacing of a villain. However, I found the film to be enjoyable for what it is. Suicide Squad introduced some great characters to the DC film universe. Margot Robbie, Jared Leto as the Joker, Viola Davis and Will Smith did an amazing job in their parts; they stand out as highlights in this ensemble cast! I hope they return to future films or even have their own films. Though, Jared Leto as the Joker was seriously underutilized in Suicide Squad and, based on the rumours of the countless extra footage, he could've had his own movie with Harley Quinn. With a bit of editing for a Director's Cut or something along the lines, I think Suicide Squad could work as a great movie. For now, it's a popcorn flick you can enjoy for the time being until the next DC films are released.