Sometimes a group of villains are needed to fight an even more evil villains. Thus we present, the Suicide Squad.
Suicide Squad was written and directed by David Ayer, who is known for Fury (2014), Sabotage (2014), and End of Watch (2012) and has been slated to direct Gotham City Sirens.
The group includes Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Slipknot (Adam Beach), and Katana (Karen Fukuhara). Other characters include Dr. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Griggs (Ike Barinholtz), the Joker (Jared Leto), and June Moone/the Enchantress (Clara Delevigne).
Dr. Waller creates Task Force X (aka, the Suicide Squad) to go on high risk missions, due to their extra awesome skills) for the government in exchange for years off their prison sentences. Flag’s girlfriend, an archeologist, becomes the Enchantress after being possessed by the witch and threatens to end the world by using monster minions to help her. In the process of taking her on, Task Force X encounters the monsters, manipulating lies from Dr. Waller, and the Joker’s attempts to free Harley.
One of the hardest things about this movie was, even with the brief glimpse into the backgrounds of the Suicide Squad, I had hard time connecting with a lot of the characters due to little information given and enough time to really bond. I did enjoy learning about new characters though. I especially enjoyed Deadshot and Diablo. My favorite was the friendship that sort of blossomed between Harley and Deadshot though. I felt like they really understood the need to save each other. An innocent relationship inside of a chaotic atmosphere. Plus, she’s just so adorable!
I’ll be able to pay attention better watching the second time around.
I give Suicide Squad a 7/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gives it 4.7/10.
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