Thursday, August 25, 2016

Better Late Than Never Review: Suicide Squad (2016)



There seemed to be a lot of negative to so-so reviews of Suicide Squad (2016) when it was released. DC is trying to catch up to Marvel in the movie business and maybe the poor reviews are coming off some bias from the dominant brand. Regardless of the reasons for the reviews, this is ours.

It's not a horrible film, some characters were introduced to simply be finished off within a few minutes. Others, like Jared Leto's Joker were probably best left out of the film. Fans will argue, how do you build that character of Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie without The Joker?  Easy, just mention how they met and move on.

Without spoiling anything, know that you could take or leave this portrayal of The Joker and you would still have the same movie. Will Smith plays Dead Shot and I guess his star power and drawing power made his character one of the central characters in the film. Say what you will about Smith and his past films that were trying to promote his son, Mr. Smith is a very talented actor and he commits to every role 100%. He made Dead Shot a character we could follow and sympathize with.

One thing, and this is a bit of a spoiler; there are appearances by other characters from the DC universe that you may, or may not welcome. Not all of us has seen Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice but...more of what is in that is what we're referring to.