Suicide Squad Review – Really Not Bad At All
Do you remember how excited I was about Suicide Squad when we were still waiting for it to come out? I was bummed when I read the first reviews of its preview and they seemed pretty negative. I consoled myself with the thought that it was just critics being the usual Debby Downers, but then the movie premiered in Cinemas and people saw it and still had a lot of bad stuff to say. I was hesitaaant to see the movie because of it, but I decided to anyway.
With my expectations thrown out the window and an open mind, I proceeded to watch the much anticipated Suicided Squad. Firstly, let me quickly state that this is not a bad movie – in more ways than one. It’s a super fun, fast-paced movie about a group of villians playing the role of heroes against their will, so you can already expect all the snarky remarks and quirky comebacks. I expected madness and comotion, some of which I got, but can admit was left a little bit wanting. What left me a little bit flustered is how they somehow turned this movie into a Rom-Com.
You have leader and “babysitter” of the suicide squad Rick Flag who has to lead the team in the charge against Enchantress and her brother who want to dominate the world with whatever it is they were supposed to be building. Of course, Flag is torn because the Enchantress is using the body of the woman he loves June Moone as a host vessel. And then you have kiler-for-hire Deadshot who shows us a more human side in this movie. Besides how much he loves his daughter and his primary goal being to care for her, e see a little bit of an attraction going on between him and Harley Quinn. And then we have the romance between te Joker and Harley Quinn, on which the sub-plot of this movie was built. While the squad is running around trying to save the city, the Joker is doing all he can to get back his Harley.
Now, I’m not complaining about the fact that the movie turned out to be more about presenting these supervillains as simply a band of misfits. I was very pleased with Will Smith’s performance as Deadshot, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto’s Joker. All the other characters seemed to just be playing supporting roles. Te dialogue was weak, but the punchlines kept coming. How they pulled this off I’m not really sure, but it worked for me. I only wish there was a little more of the “bad” we were promised in the trailers. The “villains” in the movie were too weak, and we all know a good supehero movie is only as good as the villain. A lot of people coplained tat the Joker was given enough screen time in the movie, but I think his role, while not very visible, was very set as an undertone of the movie.
All-in-all, Suicide Squad was an enjoyable watch. It wasn’t a great movie, but it wasn’t as bad as everyone seems to insist it is.