Suicide Squad Is The Comic Book Movie We Needed

Despite the mixed reviews for Suicide Squad, like any normal moviegoer I decided to go out, watch the film, and form my own opinion. To my...
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    Despite all the bad reviews the critics have been giving it, I decided to go out and watch Suicide Squad for myself today. I’ll admit, I’m not exactly a DC fan beyond the TV shows, and even then I’m a bit iffy on the direction some of the shows have been taking. But boy let me tell you, Suicide Squad is most definitely a must see. From start to finish it was a thrilling joyride that left me itching for more by the movie’s end. When it comes to movies, it doesn’t take a whole lot to irk me. I’m not saying I’m on a CinemaSins level of nitpicking, but if something is out of place, I’m going to notice it for sure.

    Speaking of that, let me go ahead and get what I didn’t like about the movie out of the way. The one thing that really ticked me off was Slipknot. I’m not entirely sure what was going on in David Ayer’s head, but it would have been better to just not include the guy in the movie at all with the way he was treated. I understand he was needed for a key scene, which I’m going to get to, but his entrance and death were just beyond pathetic. In the beginning of the movie, as I’m sure some of you know, every character had a nice intro explaining their past. Slipknot did not. He’s literally plopped into our laps out of nowhere, and then he’s disposed of 10 minutes later due to some half-assed manipulation courtesy of Captain Boomerang. Why? Well ol’ Cap needed to know if the nanite bomb injected into all of their necks really worked, so he coaxed Slipknot into attempting to escape, which led to Rick Flag giving the area around them a nice coat of red paint.

    In addition to this, there’s Katana. Like Slipknot she was also randomly dropped in out of nowhere, and she didn’t say much either. While initially thought to be a part of the squad, she’s basically a glorified guard dog for them, and despite Flag claiming she could play a few rounds of Metal Gear Rising: Revengance with their bodies without breaking a sweat, she was put on her *** pretty easily. She didn’t exactly offer anything worthwhile to the team besides slicing up a few cronies.

    Now, I know some people were complaining about the Joker and his lack of scenes being in the movie. The Joker’s purpose during the film was to try to rescue Harley from the grips of Task Force X. A majority of his scenes perfectly portrayed just how much they loved each other in their own sick way. While I wanted the Joker to rescue her, I also felt like she should have stayed with the Suicide Squad due to all the bonding they did together. This somewhat of a rough decision was nicely shown in the scene where the Joker hijacked a helicopter and began mercilessly firing upon anyone that wasn’t Harley. She briefly exchanged a look with Deadshot that said, “I don’t want to go just yet, but that’s my puddin’!” True to the comics Harley is deeply infatuated with the clown prince of crime, and will do anything for him, no matter the cost.

    Moving on to the Squad itself, it was pleasant to see so much growth from them as a whole. In the beginning, they were nothing more than a group of people forced to play nice together by someone they hated. Thier chemistry really wasn’t all that great, but as that movie progressed, their differences were put aside and they began to put their lives on the line for one another.

    Another thing I loved about the film was the emotion is near perfectly conveyed. Whether it was the strong love between Rick and Dr. June, or Deadshot’s endless love for his daughter, everything was absolutely perfect. The relationship between Dr. June and Rick didn’t feel forced despite the beginning of the relationship being briefly mentioned. I quickly understood his passion for protecting the woman he loves from a dangerous, otherworldly being. As for Deadshot, heck any man can relate to doing anything for their little princess. The chemistry between the two characters was so strong I actually wanted him to kill Batman just so he could live a happy life.

    Even though I know Deadshot is a merciless killer, I felt like he was just like any other normal guy working a 9-5 trying to provide for his family. The scene where Batman places him under arrest was extremely depressing and seeing the Enchantress show him a vision of a world where he killed Batman that night was quite liberating. Now, the hardest hitting scene for me was with El Diablo in the bar. Finding out he once lost control of his powers due to anger and ended up killing his girlfriend and two kids was gut wrenching. In my opinion, Harley and Captain Boomerang ruined what could have been a great scene. It was pretty damn obvious he killed his kids, and there was no need to ask the man that. Not to mention Harley made it all the more worse. I completely understand she was trying to tell him to man up and accept what he’s done, but whoever wrote her lines for what she said really triggered me, and if I were El Diablo I probably would have fried her *** alive on the spot.

    As for Amanda Waller, if you ask me, she’s one of the best parts of the movie. Viola Davis absolutely nailed the part, perfectly portraying Waller’s cold, souless being. Whether it was threatening to kill every last member of the Suicide Squad if they disobeyed her, or killing her own people, the movie showed that Waller was most certainly not the woman to be ****ed with.

    Now I know some people are having issues with the plot. It wasn’t that bad, but some things could have been fleshed out and explained in-depth. My issue lies with Enchantress stating that she and her brother were once gods who humanity once worshiped. The movie should have begun with their past right off of the bat. While they did state their reason for wanting to destroy the world was because the people who once worshiped them turned on them, it just isn’t good enough. I wasn’t sure if her character was something only an avid reader of her comic book appearances would understand, but I was slightly lost. Perhaps some research would do me, and other DC fans some good.

    Overall, the movie was pretty good. I’m not entirely sure what people were expecting, but let me know what specific changes you would have personally made to the movie if you didn’t like it. Remember, every movie has it’s flaws. To me, Suicide Squad was a nice blend of action and comedy. Speaking of the comedy, I had quite a few laughs in the movie, and I’m glad it was able to provide a dark tone while still being funny. Not to mention there wasn’t any need for and corny profanity-laden attempts at humor or desperate 4th wall breaking. All in all, this was some of the best acting I've seen from Will Smith and Margot Robbie since Focus. If you haven’t see the movie yet, go ahead and watch it and form your own opinion.

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  1. OMGnanerpus
    It was pretty good imo. But i feel like it would be much better as a TV series. There are so many characters and different directions they could go.
  2. 3xTiNcT
    Yeah I thought it was pretty good. Was confused on why it got so many bad reviews but every movie gets them. I recommend seeing it if you haven't.
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  4. TheItalianLad
    I agree, Something completely different from what we've seen lately is pretty good. Some say its similar to the avengers because a group of powerful people are teaming up but Suicide Squad is different simply because they're all villains fresh out of jail haha. Funny movie I loved it!
  5. LookBroZombies_XBL
    In response to your question in the article; I would have had someone else play Joker or made him tone down the psycho a little because he was way too over the top in my opinion and the Joker should be cold, calculated, yet still crazy as **** without showing it every second.

    I liked the movie but I also think it was pretty cheesy and it kinda sucks (like you said) how Slipknot was just thrown in and then killed like a token black guy that gets killed first in a scary movie. Also what bothered me was
    How El Diablo died that way after showing how powerful he was

    I believe that Harley had to ask about El Diablo killing his kids because a.) it's PG-13 and some kids(possibly some people as well) may not get that even though its inferred and b.) to provide some comic relief by being herself and bringing the audience back to the mission (just my thought!)
  6. Alesana
    I really didn't like it. Aside from the story just sucking balls, the representations of the characters and lack of any background on them was something I thought DC had under control by now, but apparently not. I suppose if you're not really into the comic universe and like joining in on fads or what not than this movie would appeal to you.

    It's not the worst film I'v ever seen, but it's definitely not something I want to see again.
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  7. ZacOnCrac
    I'm glad someone did a positive review of this. Originally when Deadpool and Star Wars VII were released they each copped the mixed reviews from hardcore critics. Then I had countless people tell me they were great movies, and thank the gods they were.
    I haven't seen it yet, but I'm not letting any reviews sway me. Thanks man!
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  8. televisedfool
    "Finishing in first place with an estimated $135.1 million, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Suicide Squad now holds the largest August opening weekend, topping Guardians of the Galaxy's $94.3 million from 2014. The film also had the largest August opening day with $65.2 million, which included the largest August Thursday preview total of $20.5 million. Combined with a $132 million international opening from 57 territories, the film's global opening haul ranks 24th all-time with $267.1 million, topping Deadpool's worldwide opening of $264.7 million earlier this year, which opened in 63 international markets."

    Glad to see people are not listening to the biased and out of touch critics and actually going to see this great film for themselves. :biggrin:
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  9. televisedfool
    Completely agree with this.

    Suicide squad is one of the best superhero movies of all time and that speaks volumes about just how out of touch critics are nowadays. While critics have bashed the movie because it's a DC film, audiences across the globe have been giving it favorable to mixed reviews.

    What a great movie to finish off 2016 superhero films.
    1. Dead
      I can't even tell if you're trolling anymore.
  10. twitchy
    Saying Suicide Squad is a must see is well... Completely wrong in my opinion. The movie had so much potential, hype and great actors. It just didn't live up to what it could be and if it had the same type of focus say Deadpool had I think the movie would do much better. My biggest disappointment with the current DC movies that Warner Bros. has been putting out is how disconnected they are to those awesome TV shows such as Arrow, the Flash and Supergirl. I think everything would be better if DC had a more connected universe much like Marvel does.

    I'm probably not going to be watching Suicide Squad again like I did Deadpool for like 13th time lol.
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    1. Dead
      Where have you been all my life?
    2. Salus
      So the shows and movies aren't the same universe? Lame :/