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Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad

 

Genre: Action/Science-fiction/Fantasy/Comedy

 

Starring: Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevinge, Karen Fukuhara

 

Think of this as DC Comics’ version of The Avengers but instead of a whole bunch of good guys coming together, these are the bad ones. In a continuation to Batman vs Superman and after the death of Superman (spoiler in case you haven’t seen the previous movie), government officials are concerned on how the country and this world would be protected in case another metahuman were to attack this planet. Amanda Waller (Davis) pushes for a project wherein all the really bad guys who possess powers magical or non-magical would be assigned to protect the world in case of any danger or threat. They are implanted with a nano bomb that would instantly kill them if they try to escape or divert from their set mission. Deadshot (Smith) is an ace marksman who has never missed a bulls-eye ever. Harley Quinn (Robbie) is The Joker’s (Leto) girlfriend and a former psychiatrist gone mad. Captain Boomerang (Courtney) an Australian loudmouth who enjoys his razor blade boomerangs. El Diablo (Hernandez) a metahuman who possess the power to emit fire from his body. Killer Croc (Akinnuoye-Agbaje) a part human-part crocodile beast who lives in the sewers. June Moone (Delevinge) is an archaeologist who accidentally freed an evil sorceress, Enchantress, who now possesses her and wishes to create a machine to destroy humankind for not respecting her anymore. The Suicide Squad is tasked with the objective of stopping the Enchantress at all costs and get ten years off their prison sentences if they succeed or die whilst doing so. Although the movie builds on a very interesting premise, it is a bit of a let down. Jared Leto tried very hard to fill the shoes of Heath Ledger who played The Joker in the previous movies but he seems to have failed to give us the same chills as Ledger did, each time he came on screen. Margot Robbie is the only one to watch out for who also seems to have done justice to her character and made the movie watchable. Outside of the action sequences, the movie is a bit too slow and boring and very cliche at times, I don’t think DC seems to have gotten the formula correct in making super-hero movies the way Marvel has. A classic example of how the posters and trailers are way better than the movie itself.

 

Thumbs up: Margot Robbie and some action sequences

Thumbs down: Jared Leto and Will Smith tried hard but didn’t seem to fit in well with character

 

Rating: 6.4/10

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