August 8 / 16
What happens when you throw a team of the most dangerous people together? And you want them to save the world? Well that’s what’s Suicide Squad is all about.
Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) an intelligence operative, wants to assemble a team of the worst criminals for a high risk mission. You have Deadshot (Will Smith) a hitman, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) a psychopath and girlfriend of the Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) just a petty thief, Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuaye-Agbaje) a cannibalistic monster, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) an ex-gangster with pyrokinetic powers, and Slipknot (Adam Beach) a mercenary. Last, but not least Waller recruits an archaeologist, Dr. June Moone (Cara Delevingne) who is possessed by Enchantress, a witch-goddess sorceress. Their mission: to infiltrate the city to stop a terrorist attack, but there is more to it than that…….
Suicide Squad is just like a regular comic book film should be. Filled with action, always action. Some of the villains we know, some we don’t. Margot Robbie hit the nail on the head with Harley Quinn, right down to the accent, if there is a Harley Quinn film coming in the future, I’ll be the first to see it. The characters who had heart belong to Will Smith’s Deadshot and Jay Hernandez’s El Diablo. Viola Davis brings great ruthlessness to Waller. This is a woman who will get the job done, doesn’t matter how high the cost, even if she had to knock a few people down. Jared Leto’s version of the Joker was different, a bit odd, but different.
I think this is DC’s best effort. Instead of focusing on superheroes we’re dealing with the villains. I’m not gonna bash this film as those critics. The only thing that bothered me was that it was thrown too quickly together. I wanted to enjoy the ride, but it felt like I was in a speed race……honestly, it was a really good ride. So I really can’t complain. This film may has it’s pots and holes, but all in all it was a fun ride. B-
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