Suicide Squad

A secret government official releases the world’s worst super villains from prison to have them stop an impending apocalypse in exchange for freedom.

Year: 2016
Certificate: 15
Runtime: 2hr 2m
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Will SmithJared LetoMargot RobbieJoel KinnamanViola DavisJai CourtneyJay HernandezCara DelevingneAdewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeAdam Beach

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A new level of awful.

I don’t think you need me to tell you that “Suicide Squad” is not a great movie. It’s reputation has far surpassed it and the six weeks it took to write the script shows from the first minute until the last.

The film is set after the events of “Dawn of Justice” where the world is now without Superman. An archaeologist gets possessed by an ancient witch who is determined to bring back her demonic brother and set him upon the world. Officer Amanda Waller has an idea to use supervillains to fight supernatural threats in exchange for time of their sentences and with nothing to lose she puts a team together with some familiar characters including Harley Quinn and Killer Croc.

I’m just going to say it: none of the cast have any chemistry whatsoever. I suppose you could argue this plays into the ‘misfits thrown together’ genre but it is so flat even the usually charismatic Will Smith is just bland. The movie has zero flow to it. It bounces from scene to scene and is loosely stitched together leaving it a disjointed mess.

I know many praised Margot Robbie for her portrayal as Harley Quinn but personally I wasn’t sold on it. She’s certainly good at playing menacing but her look and personality is not enough to sell me on the performance. It’s absolutely clear this was made in a rushed timeframe and leaves far too many plot holes that are too big to ignore (are the rest of the DC heroes we have been introduced to previously just going to ignore this world ending threat?)

The direction is ok and I have no doubt they are trying their best but unfortunately there is nothing there to work from. This is a great example of a terrible movie that sold tickets on branding not quality. The only saving grace is that it flopped so bad James Gunn now gets a chance at it.

Save your sanity and avoid.

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