Suicide Squad (2016)
Action | Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
A secret government agency recruits a group of imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, which inevitably leads to chaos.
5 August 2016
I don’t understand why the critics are so hard on this movie, because this is a good movie. It may not be great, it may not be perfect, but it is as thoroughly entertaining as I expected it to be. If I am completely honest, I was worried about the movie. The choices, casting, everything seemed interesting in the trailers. I was quite relieved when I watched it, because I wanted it to be good and it was.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was the biggest surprise for me in this movie. I wasn’t very sure of this choice but she absolutely amazed with her performance as the psychotic sweetheart. She was a breath of fresh air when things got a little boring, and that was multiple times. Will Smith as Deadshot was Will Smith playing Will Smith in a kickass suit. Even though Will Smith drowns Deadshot, it plays well with the movie. I actually loved his lines and his chemistry with the others as the leader of the Squad, specially Harley Quinn (but I guess that’s not a big surprise given Margot Robbie’s portrayal). Jay Hernandez as Diablo was another badass in the movie, with a few mind blowing scenes to his credit. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jai Courtney was good respectively as Killer Croc and Captain Boomerang.
There’s something to be said about Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. She is a phenomenal actor, and she is the perfect cold, “just mean lady” here. Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag is a treat throughout the movie as the leader of this dysfunctional group.
Let’s talk about Jared Leto’s Joker. I kept the best for the last indeed. Jared Leto’s Joker is absolutely excellent as the psychopath gangster. It is admirable how he doesn’t try to be anything like Heath Ledger or Jack Nicholson’s Joker. He plays his part exceptionally well even though he isn’t in the most part of the movie. I have heard his scenes were cut, and that’s a shame, because the man did a brilliant portrayal of our favourite psychopath.
Batman and the Flash had their own little glimpses, and got the applause that was expected from us. But it didn’t steal the show from our bad guys.
Overall this movie is fun, entertaining, and action packed like any comic movie addict would want it to be. Thank you, David Ayer, for this fun-filled, super villain binge ride.
What others are saying:
A lot of people are complaining about the fact that there should’ve been more of the Joker. But this movie is not about the Joker or Batman. The Joker was there to glamorize and give depth to Harley Quinn’s character, which was nicely done. This movie is about Suicide Squad and this has done well, keeping a lot of places open for the future Batman, Justice League, and DC movies to connect further.
The Joker and Harley’s relationship is shown in new, more sensitive light, which works if you are open to new concepts of a character, or any character or story.
It will be unfair to judge the Joker purely based on this movie, because this movie is not about him. The main focus is on the Suicide Squad. And that was very well delivered. – Akash D Mazumdar