Well, well, well!!  Looks like David Ayer’s Suicide Squad film is DC Cinematic Universe best live-action film to date.  I mean we have Wonder Woman & Justice League not too far away but still pretty far away.

Any who, the Suicide Squad is made up of villains and lead by Rick Flag and he answers to Amanda “The Wall” Waller (Viola Davis).  In the film, the members consist of Deadshot (Will Smith), the world’s most deadliest hitman, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), just as crazy as the Joker, Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the soldier, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), reformed gangbanger who can shoot fire, Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), flesh eating human crocodile, The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), the teleporting witch, Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), an awesome drinking buddy, and Katana (Karen Fukuhara), the over eagerly ready to kill you warrior.


Ever since Superman was revealed to mankind things have changed and Amanda Waller takes it upon herself to make sure earth has the proper security.  She has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate individuals will do, and with the promise of time off their prison sentences, why not.

Throughout the film we have flash-back scenes of what made these characters the way they are and how some of them got capture, which adds some pretty cool cameos in the film.  Unlike Man of Steel, these scenes, for the most part were short and relevant to that particular character.  Most important, the flash- back scenes were enjoyable.  We later find out each character has an agenda that drives them, of course, some may be bigger than others, but to each his or her own.  This film isn’t boring at all.  If there isn’t action then there’s comedy, or a moment that may cause you to go “OH SNAP”.  At times, the movie may see choppy due to the editing but it’s not throughout the whole thing.


My concern has been Jared Leto’s Joker from the beginning.  The Joker, in this film, was a bit too serious for my take and looks as if he is very well connected.  Though this is a modern take on the Joker, I felt like he was a drug dealer gangster wannabe.  There wasn’t no real sadistic sense of humor.  I would like to see more of Jared Leto’s Joker in future films to see if he develops differently in any kind of way.

Suicide Squad gets an 8 out 10

Suicide Squad is now out in theaters.


Chris McCall

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