We’ve been raving about this movie for months now! Suicide Squad is here, and we just have to point out first, that it’s a definite step-up from DC Cinematic Universe’s previous effort - Batman v Superman. Director David Ayer leads these band of bad guys into a thrilling ride that will definitely blow every fanboy’s mind.
DC’s motliest crew comprised of Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akkinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara certainly brought the goods as the weirdest ragtag of outlaws. The same can be said about their “Wardens”, played by Academy Award nominee, Viola Davis, and Robocop star, Joel Kinnaman. Now, let’s see if #TheSquad can put DC back on its legs after a wobbly start.
The Trying To Be Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The cold and cunning government official, Amanda Waller (Davis), fears that the next metahuman to land on Earth, might bring destruction. As a last resort and as a means to give the government more muscle against non-human threats, she builds her own superpowered crew consisting of incarcerated Supervillains - Task Force X. Waller forces them to work together and against their will, in exchange for their freedom.
The timing could never be better, as a dark entity awakens from its slumber. Waller calls on Rick Flag (Kinnaman) and his deadly bodyguard, Katana (Fukuhara), to lead the villainous crew of Harley Quinn (Robbie), Deadshot (Smith), Killer Croc (Agbaje), Captain Boomerang (Courtney), El Diablo (Hernandez), Slipknot (Beach), and Enchantress (Delevingne). The Squad must take down the threat, while dealing with the antics of the sinister Joker (Jared Leto), as he tries to reunite with his Harley Quinn.
Nice Guys Finish Last...
And bad guys get the job done. A big round of applause should be given to Ayer and The Squad for creating a live-action fiasco, that’s bang for the buck. The gems of this film are its colorful characters, that at times, outshine even the whole plot. Stand-up performances are to be expected from Will Smith, who gave the movie its humanity without losing its villainous edge, Viola Davis for being such a stone cold manipulator, and Margot Robbie as the sassy, and downright crazy, Harley Quinn!
The last character who served as the showstopper is Jared Leto’s Joker. We all know how the late Heath Ledger, put his stamp on the legendary role, but Leto’s version is memorable in itself. You can’t compare the two, but you’ll certainly love them both. Although the film has a few rough edges to be filed out like sequence transition and pacing, The Squad themselves proved to be enough to win us over.
The cinematography is fairly similar to Batman v Superman, albeit it’s more colorful. The musical vibe of the movie is really worth mentioning, it’s a sure 10/10 in our book! From The Rolling Stones to Twenty One Pilots, this film certainly brings more punch and feel with its soundtrack!
Suicide Squad is certainly worth the wait. It’s not all perfect, but it’s a great second effort from the DC camp, and we’d like to see more. For that, we give this movie 4 out 5 movie stars!
Suicide Squad is Rated R-13 and is distributed by Warner Bros. Gather up your #squad and take a ride with the bad guys via GMovies. Book your tickets NOW!