Suicide Squad (Movie Review)

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PRAISES:

As the trailers came out for this film, the hype grew and grew but when the critic reviews came out everyone was stunned (especially at an appalling rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 22%) at just how appalling it seemed to be. When the fans saw it, however, the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) was saved. Starring Margot Robbie (Focus, The Wolf Of Wall Street), Will Smith (I Am Legend, Men In Black), Joel Kinneman (Robocop, Run All Night), Cara Delevigne (Pan, Paper Towns), Karen Fukuhara, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody), Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys, Insurgent), Viola Davis (The Help, Prisoners), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World, The Bourne Identity), and Jay Hernandez (Hostel, Quarantine) and directedΒ by David Ayer, this continues the story between Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Justice League. I enjoyed this movie though the villain was rather under-developed and the whole movie was rather rushed (to shorten the run time) after the nice, long introduction of every character.

PLOT:

Figuring that they are all expendable, Government Intelligence brings together a team of skilled criminals (dubbed ‘Task Force X’) to execute a highly dangerous, top secret mission. The team of misfits must learn to work together while the joker just kind of hangs around.

PROBLEMS:

Why did they cut all of that brilliant Joker footage from the final cut that made his whole character have a reason to be there?

In the scene where Deadshot is practicing with weapons while still being incarcerated, no one is wearing hearing protection. This is required in any facility where firearms are shot, and it surely should have been enforced in a government-run prison facility of all places.

The admiral that Waller has dinner with has a name tag on his uniform naming him “MacKensie” but the credits name him “Olsen.”

When Deadshot first sees the Enchantress’ soldiers the camera goes to a medium close-up of him, and you can see Harley Quinn’s hand on his shoulder. After the camera cuts to a close-up of one faceless soldier, it cuts to back to Deadshot where we see Harley Quinn walk up behind him and then rest her hand on his shoulder.

Military-grade explosives do not explode when shot at; the require a blasting cap to be set off. This is a safety feature of such materials. Deadshot would know this with his expertise.

In the credits, June’s last name is spelt ‘Moon’ when in fact it should be spelt ‘Moone’ according to the comics.

POINTS:

Artistic Impression: 🌟🌟⭐️

Enjoyment: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Overall: 🌟🌟🌟⭐️

PETTY TRIVIA:

  1. The helicopter crash scene was the last to be shot just in case any of the actors got injured and filming was delayed.
  2. To try and find the perfect Joker laugh, Jared Leto publicly tried different laughs in New York City and Toronto to see which ones made people the most uncomfortable.
  3. Tom Hardy was originally cast as Rick Flag but dropped out to due The Revenant. Hardy had previously played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), who was a former member of the Suicide Squad in the comic books. Hardy later expressed his regret at leaving the role, given he did not want to lose the work.
  4. During Deadshot’s “dossier” sequence at the start of the film, the list of weapons with which he is deadly includes the potato cannon.
  5. Although the cast members of the squad had extensive rehearsals together, she and Jared Leto did not rehearse prior to filming their scenes. She and director David Ayer felt it added to the unpredictability and madness of Harley Quinn and The Joker.

PANDA:

IMDb:Β http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

Trailer:Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs

Liked this? Check out my reviews of Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice or X-Men: Apocalypse.

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