Film Review: Suicide Squad

It never ceases to amaze, that in this time of having so many trailers, tv spots, previews and the like, that when we finally do seem the film in all its glory, we are still able to enjoy it and rewatch it and its still a good film to watch.

And this is especially true with Suicide Squad, the first big trailer came at last year's Comic Con and since then, the anticipation and amount of trailers has been building to bulk the almost dizzying amounts of hype out there.

The critics may have given it the definitive thumbs down, but that didn't stop nearly everybody else from seeing it and giving it the opposite response. The film seems to unravel like a poorly made ball, stuffed with one liners, explosive action scenes and thrilling backstories that seem to come at you from every which way. (Not to say that the film is poorly made - this is just the analogy).

Which seems to suit the story and the characters' style and manner, and with this film, you very much can't have one without the other.

Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, David Harbour, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne and Joel Kinnaman very definitely breath new and three dimensional life into their characters. Something necessary and important to do, even at the minimum level, because it quickly becomes obvious when you're not. Characters like the ones James Marsden, Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams portrayed in Enchanted, giving it a little will make it more painful and cheesy. Obviously the minimum is quickly surpassed in this one.

Which just makes the storyline and the one liners that much more enjoyable and and fun to watch. That said, it is a comic book movie, and it does revel in that status and has so much fun with it.
 Under the helm of David Ayer, he who made films like End of watch, Fury and Sabotage, and also been known to insist on realism, this film holds itself a cut above the others.

The score, composed by Steven Price is accompanied by some classic and well placed songs, some known to be used before in the aforementioned trailers.

A good film and when you can enjoy it for what it is, a great one. All the more fun when you see it with friends, and dissect it afterwards.

Comments

  1. A quote from another fun comic book movie.

    “Allan Quatermain: Now, would you like to learn to shoot?
    Tom Sawyer: I can already.
    Allan Quatermain: Oh, I saw. Very American. Fire enough bullets and hope to hit the target.”

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