Month: August 2016

Bit Review: Suicide Squad (2016) 

One of DC’s most anticipated movies has finally been released and many critics aren’t pleased. Here is a fresh and attempt at being completely unbiased and a review of a movie.

Suicide Squad follows a group of some of DC’s most notorious bad guys, and few more people you didn’t realise existed. The film is set straight of Batman Vs Superman, and the aftermath of Superman’s apparent death. Viola Davis plays a ruthless government official who manipulates and bullies who way into pushing forward the Suicide Squad. The squad consists of Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. These are the two notice members of the group, the rest are simply there to make the numbers. Of course Jared Leto’s Joker makes up a huge portion of the hype and his unhealthy relationship with Harley leads him on a crusade to rescue his girlfriend. Robbie was superb and the stand out in the movie, but Leto in comparison to past jokers and post his Dallas Buyers Club performance, is a let down and doesn’t match up to the hype. His performance felt too cringey at times, as he felt like he was trying too hard to be better than Heath Ledger, but it was never a competition. The Joker probably wasn’t even needed in this film. 

There are plenty of negatives in this film, such as the point of making too many stories and too many flashbacks into each character which felt a bit too much. The music was funny and an interesting mix to the film blending well at times but there are moments where the music is literally just jumping from one track to another. I was disappointed with Cara Delevingne as some bits in her performance felt overly theatrical and her romance felt forced, but overall the cast was decent and made a DC film actually light hearted with comedic moments. Robbie, Jai Courtney, Smith and Ike Barinholtz were all excellent in adding humour and heart to the movie.

A lot of critics hated the movie, but at the end of the day, the goal is to entertain and I found it fun and a nice change to a DC film. Director David Ayer did a great job and especially considering all the negativity constantly attached to DC films. The cameos from everyone’s favourite superheroes makes the film even more of a fan favourite. I personally wasn’t excited or hyped for the film before I had seen it, only for Margot Robbie. Now, we’ve seen her as Quinn, they need to do a Gotham Sirens movie with Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Quinn tearing down Gotham City. Minus the Joker.