Suicide Squad (2016) Review

Verdict: Insanity

Great portrayals and soundtrack with a stellar cast.


Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) wants a contingency plan in case the superheroes of the world were to suddenly turn bad. She proposes a team of villains – all under her control. In this squad are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and June/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).Waller’s second in command, Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) is in charge of keeping this expendable team in line. Also making appearances are, Katana (Karen Fukuhara), The Joker (Jared Leto), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Batman (Ben Affleck). Directed and written by David Ayer.

I love that they have recent movies on planes! I can finally manage to watch all the films that I didn’t get around to. Watch out – I’ll be reviewing about five more films that I watched on planes. I’m not entirely sure if they change the material of the movie on flights, but hopefully not.

The suicide squad has been around for a long time now, and it’s great that they managed to create a movie with all these characters! While I do not follow the comics, I do watch some of the superhero series, and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It is, in my opinion, very stylish and so well put together.

The best part of the movie for me was, hands down, Harley Quinn. There is a great cast in this, and I wouldn’t have imagined that Margot Robbie could pull off such a perfect Harley. Her persona, and her delivery certainly embodies the character, and she did such a tremendous job. Leto as Joker as well, was magnificent. It must be something about the crazy factor that makes it so captivating. Other cast embodied their characters well too, though none stood out like Harley Quinn did for me.

The other great thing about this film is how stylish it is. Visuals and editing are on point, and most importantly- the soundtrack adds so much personality to the film. Just by watching the trailer, you get a sense of the kind of cheekiness that is embedded into the atmosphere. Which I think is mostly due to the fact that the Joker and Harley are unpredictable. Anyway, there is great music that accompanies the movie and adds to its style.

I’ve seen mixed reviews for the film, and admittedly, the story itself isn’t very good. The hook for this movie though, is the all star cast portraying various big shot comic characters. I loved it, simply because it’s a fun film with a bit of darkness, but in essence encompasses the DC world. I liked how other superheroes (Batman, and the Flash) would casually make appearances, and there would already be that sense of history present, like it is in the comics.

So overall, not a great story, but a fantastic squad and a well made film.

To sum-up:
PROS: Great cast, soundtrack, visuals
CONS: Story

I give this an 8/10.

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