So another highly anticipated movie of superheroes premiered and this time I got a little disappointed… Yes, you guessed it I’m talking about Suicide Squad. As I told you all on one of my previous posts I was super excited for this one! I blame it on the trailers!!! Like the trailers were so well made and the soundtrack was brilliant, so I got all excited but while watching the movie things were a bit different…
(I’m going to try not to spoil people so if I do, sorry in advance!)
So last saturday I went to the cinema and watched Suicide Squad… I already read some bad reviews on the movie and I was already mentally prepared for lowering my expectations. Neverthless you always get excited because people think differently, but in this case I have to agree with some critics.
DC Universe isn’t really my favourite, but I watched Batman, I follow Arrow and The Flash too, so I have a little knowledge on the characters and the story behind the formation of Task Force X. And let me start by saying that the characters are brilliant! The characters are so rich and have such depth that it’s basically them that save the movie. With amazing performances by Will Smith (Deadshot), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Karen Fukuhara (Katana), etc.
My problem was with the way these amazing characters were put in the movie. The plot was really weak for a DC movie… You were getting to know these characters and then out of nowhere “boom” you’re in the middle of a war and you don’t understand very well how that happened! You don’t even know the specifics of some members of the team because some of them were more represented than the others… For example, and spoiler alert, Slipknot appeared out of nowhere and in the next second he was dead. Like, it was frustrating because you’re trying to keep up with all these new characters and you don’t get the chance too!
In terms of plot you have apparenlty two big set of villains, The Joker and the Enchantress/Incubus. But, and I agree with some youtubers, there is a third villan… Amanda Waller. Yes, I’m telling you that the head behind the creation of this squad is the bad guy too. This is a woman that sacrifices all these villains, puts a chip in them to explode them, blames them for some failures and in the end doesn’t want to compensate them for saving her life. She did all this because she thought she was in control of Enchantress and that didn’t go too well. Also if you follow Arrow like me, you dispise this woman more than anything! She has no scruples, but a brilliant performance by Viola Davis.
Now moving on to the character that I dispised the most on this movie, The Joker. I was a little afraid of this character because for me The Joker is Heath Ledger. No other actor will take that character from him. Neverthless I was a bit curious about Jared Leto and his performance because his colleagues didn’t say nice things about him… And I didn’t like it to be honest! I think his character wasn’t truly necessary besides explaining Harley Quinn past. Also his performance was a bit cringe worthy… Instead of making this character crazy as he truly is, I felt like Leto made him look like a drug addict. So I didn’t connect with him… In fact, while I was watching the movie I was always rolling my eyes when he appeared and wishing he would just go away.
But not everything was bad in the movie… For example, in terms of music I have to give it to them. The soundtrack was one of the best I’ve heard in a while. From Queen to Twenty-One Pilots, the songs really fitted the moments. I was already impressed with the music used on the trailers, but when you get Eminem’s “Slim Shady” when the squad is getting ready is truly brilliant. I never was at a cinema full of people singing along to all these songs. So kudos for some amazing musical choices!
Finally, just to say that the movie has some funny moments that truly make you laugh. Like Harley Quinn when she gets released from her cell and all her voices, or Killer Croc saying he is beautiful. Also, I saw some videos of youtubers making reviews of the movie and all of them were in agreement that the movie and some scenes were really loyal to the comic books. That to me is always a good way for the writers to go because the comics have such a rich universe. So big kudos in that aspect!
Wow this got really big, but just my honest opinion. In the end, it was an enjoyable movie and you know that everybody has a different opinion… My expectations were just set too high for this one, I guess! Neverthless, if you’re interested in watching the movie, just go to the closest cinema and enjoy some laughs and great acting!