Suicide Squad Movie Review – better than expected

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Suicide Squad (Margot Robbie, Will Smith) | Warner Bros

DC Comics’ latest movie is Suicide Squad. The new Warner Bros film is about a group of villains recruited by a secret government agency to fight even worst villains. The movie has been getting horrible reviews, but I actually enjoyed Suicide Squad. There was plenty of action and some light humor. And even though most of the main characters are bad guys, I found myself rooting for some of them. I like the film enough to add it to my movie library when it comes out on Blu-ray. Suicide Squad is playing now in theaters nationwide.

Suicide Squad Begins With Flashbacks

Suicide Squad begins with brief flashbacks of the Suicide Squad members to give us a little background on the characters. In my opinion this was an excellent move because the film would have been too long if we had to watch the origin story of all the characters.

The Super Villain is a Witch

In the film, the Suicide Squad has to take on the Enchantress and her brother, Incubus. Enchantress is a witch who is turning regular humans into monster minions. While the Suicide Squad is fighting her minions, the Enchantress is using her magic to build something that will help her take over the world (or something like that).

Katana is in the Movie

Some of the Suicide Squad members include Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Boomerang, Diablo, and Killer Croc. Deadshot is an assassin that never misses, Harley Quinn is Joker’s sidekick, Boomerang can kill people with his boomerangs, Diablo has the power to start fires and shoot flames, and Killer Croc is a crocodile-human hybrid. Katana is also in the movie, but she’s not a villain. She has a sword that can capture your soul.

Harley Quinn is a Bad Ass

My favorite character in the film is Harley Quinn. She’s crazy like her comic book character, but she isn’t a useless sidekick. Instead, Harley is a bad ass and a deadly warrior in the movie. She’s acrobatic and very skilled at pummeling people with her bat. Personally, I thought her weapon of choice should have been the giant mallet she uses in the comic book story lines.

Will Smith and Margot Robbie are the Stars

The stars of the movie are Will Smith (Deadshot) and Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn). I thought they were both excellent, but Margot stole most of the scenes she was in. Other cast members include Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Cara Delevingne (June Moone / Enchantress), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jared Leto (The Joker), Alain Chanoine (Incubus), Jaime FitzSimons (Sergeant Ames Bravo 14), Ike Barinholtz (Griggs), Christopher Dyson (Missing Hand Guard), Bambadjan Bamba (T-Shirt Vendor), Ted Whittall (Admiral Olsen), David Harbour (Dexter Tolliver), Robin Atkin Downes (Angelo), Robert B. Kennedy (U.S. Marshal), Billy Otis (Mafia Snitch), Shailyn Pierre-Dixon (Zoe), and James McGowan (Panda Man). Suicide Squad was directed by David Ayer.

Suicide Squad Synopsis

From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s House of Cards) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt). It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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2 thoughts on “Suicide Squad Movie Review – better than expected

  1. Thanks for the review. Generally speaking, I have not been a big fan of “superhero” films (with the exception of Batman). I do though like the cast and the storyline sounds interesting. I think I will wait til it comes out on blu-ray and watch it then. There are so many other films I am still trying to play catch up on.

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