What the hell is up with all the critics lately hating on everything in the DC cinematic universe? Literally almost every single review of Suicide Squad currently out there has been bashing on this movie for almost everything. Someone could have sneezed wrong in this movie and Rotten Tomatoes would have given it a 15% rating. (Even though they didn’t – it’s close enough.)
I, myself have been a comic book fan almost my whole life. I also absolutely love the DC universe. I don’t hold any bias over whose better or worse between Marvel and DC. I love them both. So don’t go on saying that I don’t know anything about this or that comic or character in the story because I’ve most likely either read it or seen it on TV or cartoons. I’ve been into this
shit my whole life.
Before I start, I want to say that this review is going to be as free of spoilers as I can keep it. But sometimes I can’t help myself so I apologize in advance.
The movie follows Task Force X, A.K.A. the “Suicide Squad”, on a deadly mission forced upon them by a government official named Amanda Waller. The movie does a good job in involving the main Suicide Squad members from the comics. Deadshot and Harley Quinn have become the biggest names in the Suicide Squad comics and the movie does these characters justice. First of all, all the actors in this movie did a fantastic job with what they were given. You almost want the movie to be longer just so it could go more in depth with these characters and see the actors portray them so magnificently.
One of the few things that I would want fixed in this movie is the pacing of the story. It feels like you’re learning about all these characters individually and then BAM straight into the conflict of the story, without any kind of gradual, set in to what is going to happen next. It’s almost like someone just kicked this story into gear at one hundred miles per hour after the first five minutes.
First question – where is the Joker? In the movie, every time you see him, you never want him to leave. He is the new Joker and we are very curious about him. For most of us, we loved what we saw but we did not see enough of it. To my knowledge, a good chunk of his scenes were either cut short or cut completely from the movie. This is a shame because he was so highly advertised in all of the trailers and even the merchandise (which was charged up the wazoo).
The story that they had going with Joker and Harley was hands-down my favorite part of the whole movie. From the iconic comic flash backs to the dialogue between the two of them, it was brilliantly portrayed by both Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. I got chills during one scene that was a shout-out to a certain comic cover featuring both Harley and the Joker.
Don’t listen to any critic that says the movie didn’t do Harley Quinn justice. She could not have been more perfect. Even if they had ripped her out of the animated series where she came from, Margot Robbie still would not have been that far off. She even got the quirkiness that her character had in the animated series. When introducing herself, she has the same line and says it in the exact same way. “Harley Quinn, nice to meet ya!”
Honestly, this movie is worth your money. You’re going to want to see it on the big screen and you’re going to want to see it multiple times if you are a big fan of the DC universe. I myself plan on watching it in theaters again. Don’t put this off and let it become just a Redbox rental. This movie deserves more than that. Even if you aren’t a big fan of comic books or superhero movies, this film is still very fun to watch. Bella, who isn’t into comics or superheroes very much, still loved this movie. In fact she’s watching it again tomorrow.
My score: 8/10
Have a nice day.