Suicide Squad Review
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Hey Loves, this past weekend I finally got a chance to see Suicide Squad and I'm going to let you guys know what I think about it. I'll do my best not to give any spoilers but I can't make any promises.
So my boyfriend and I have been wanting to see Suicide Squad since before it came out. I'm letting y'all know now that Action movies (preferably Martial Arts) and Superhero movies are the things I have fangirl over. I didn't have comic books when I was a kid, so I'm not a stickler for Superhero movies being directly aligned with their comics. Also I never got a chance to see Batman v Superman but I'll watch it as soon as I can. I heard from friends that it was way too serious (just like Man of Steel but Henry Cavill...my gawd) but Suicide Squad is between that and the new Justice League movie. So from the trailer, you can see that Amanda Waller (played by the incredibly talented Viola Davis) wants to create a special team force of bad guys to help stop other criminals from doing heinous acts across the country. The team consists of Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and Slipknot (Adam Beach). They are led by the military man himself Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) pops in every once in awhile. Again, I can't give anything away, so for those who have seen it, DON'T SPOIL IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE. Oh and how can I forget about the Joker (Jared Leto) but he's only in the movie for 5% of time, so if you were hoping to see tidbits of his craziness..then you're in luck but other than that, this movie is not about him. I really enjoyed the fact that the director David Ayer (Fury and Street Kings) wanted to make sure that most of the members of Suicide Squad backstories were told either by actually showing their history or through dialogue between characters.
I think the movie was done well, compared to what others have said. I really believe that each actor/actress did their characters justice. From the interviews I saw after I watched the movie, Will Smith had said that he thought the casting that David Ayer and the production team had did was great because he picked the actor that would do best with the character's personality. Will Smith as Deadshot has probably been one of his best roles in the last 5 or so years. His wittiness, sarcasm, and seriousness works well throughout this entire movie. I've seen this in MIB, Wild Wild West, Independence Day, I-Robot, etc. I really want him to continue to be Deadshot for the rest of my life.
I have to give an applause to Margot Robbie for playing Harley Quinn, this was the first time that Harley has ever been in a live-action movie for DC Comics and Margot did a phenomenal job! The movie shows her backstory with the Joker and how they met, but I wish they would've shown/created a part of why she became a doctor and worked at Arkham Asylum (sorry for people who didn't know she was a doctor before becoming Harley Quinn). Joel Kinnaman, did an okay job as Rick Flag. He's played in the new version of Robocop, so I felt like he was back in his element of military/policing character. However, I did like the vulnerability that he shows later in the movie, where he asks Deadshot and the gang for help. I look forward to see him in more dramatic/emotional roles.
My favorite character was Diablo, I felt like he had the most character development and Jay Hernandez stole the show for me. It's weird how I can love a fire metahuman, but Diablo's a sweetie pie...in the weirdest way possible. As for Cara's version of Enchantress, it wasn't bad. I think she did a great job, of course she didn't speak as much and maybe that was her strength in portraying this crazy character. This was Karen Fukuhara's first movie, and as Katana, I also think she did a good job. She doesn't talk much but you don't need that to see the strength of her character. She can KICK ASS. As for the rest of the Suicide Squad, they were witty and sarcastic. Killer Croc's costume is a 100% real, that was definitely not made with CGI/green screen and props to the art team on that.
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller...let's just say my dreams came true! When I saw that she was chosen to play the character, I knew exactly that she was the right person for the job. I don't believe that anyone else could play that part other than Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Blindspot) and CCH Pounder (who played Amanda in the animated movies), but that's it lol; and from all the animated movies I've seen with Batman, Superman and the Justice League, Viola was born to play that role. Finally, I thought that the Joker's role in this was very annoying, I think Jared Leto did a great job in finding his own Joker, but his part was irrelevant. Since this movie was rated PG-13, you don't get to see the deep dark secrets of the Joker's and Harley's relationship. So you see a little bit of torture in the beginning before she become his "significant other". Please know that their "relationship" IS NOT relationship goals. If you have ever read the comics or seen the Batman series in the 90s/00s then you understand what I'm saying. If you have not, please look it up and do research because this movie couldn't show everything. I'm sure if this was a rated R movie, the Joker would've been in it more, and it would've been even more disturbing.
Overall, I give this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars. It's not the best movie I've ever seen but it wasn't the worst either. I think some parts could've been written better or some characters could've talked more but that doesn't take away the actors' portrayal of their characters. Check out the trailer below if you haven't seen it yet and also go to an early showing of this, that way if you dislike the movie, you didn't spend too much on it.
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