I saw the new DC film, the Suicide Squad on Thursday but wanted to let it seep a little before reviewing it. It’s the kind of movie like Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman where you have been more or less entertained while watching it but with a little time you realise that the movie was kinda stupid and pointless.
It hits many marks by having Margot Robbie walking around in short-shorts and being ridiculously cute and Will Smith was really good, being the only character with any depth whatsoever, but it’s a complete failure.
Most of the characters are useless or underused. Apart from Deadshot and Harley Quinn, none of the character were developed in any way. The film mistakenly uses these criminals to fight a save-the-world confrontation with super-beings by fighting them with a couple of guns, a baseball bat and a boomerang. This team should have stopped a crime-syndicate, terrorists or stormed Arkham Asylum, not fight god-like beings. You can be sure that hawkeye won’t be the one sent in to fight Thanos in the Infinity War. This burlesque-dancer god and her brother should have been saved for the quick first-battle scene in the upcoming Justice League pic.
The Story gets a big, fat zero (-0), the Look gets a +2, the Overall Casting gets a +1 because of Smith,Robbie and Leto only, and the Commitment to Genre gets the full +2 because yup, it’s unmistakably a comic-book movie.
The things that are stupid, don’t make any sense and I hated are too many so I’ll point out the good things. I still think that Affleck is the best Batman, Jared Leto is the best Joker surpassing Caesar Romero, Margot Robbie was great as Harley Quinn although everything was shown in the trailer, Will Smith was surprising a great anchorman in the movie and my bias that Toronto’s Yonge Street looked good. This stretch on Yonge Street is the same seen in The Incredible Hulk when he fights The Abomination.
Ten Point Review Score: 5