Spoiler Free Suicide Squad Review: A Wild Ride
Suicide Squad Non-Spoiler Review
Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated super-villains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.
Tied with one of the most character development in the movie playing Deadshot, Will Smith was fun to watch and brought a lot of good entertainment to the movie. He brought a good amount of the funny moments and action, with key moments that added to his character. Giving someone the audience to relate to. Will Smith did a good job bringing this character to life.
Who I also think had a good amount of character development was Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie did a great job bringing this character to live action and the way that she bounced off with Jared Leto’s Joker was great. Seeing them together was one of the great highlights of the movie. I had a good time watching Margot Robbie play this role and she fits right into it.
Of course I have to talk about the Joker. To be honest, I was nervous seeing someone else take on the Joker after the amazing performance that Heath Ledger gives. But I was not disappointed, not the best portrayal of Joker, but I like the approach that they’re taking with this one. Jared Leto adds a certain fear to this Joker that I haven’t felt before and I like it. We didn’t get much of him in the movie, but I understand why, given the plot and who we are focusing on.
Other characters such as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Rick Flag (Joel Kinsman), and the rest of the Suicide Squad have their shining moments and fit into their roles well. Some have more screen time than others, but when they do, they make it count.
“Suicide Squad” is a fun movie filled with action and good humor but this is no perfect movie. I can honestly say that I wanted to like the movie more than I did and there are flaws that clearly stood out. This doesn’t take away from the fact that I was still entertained by the movie, but I can not lie and act like there wasn’t anything wrong with the movie. Even though I enjoyed the movie, it still felt rushed. The moments in the film that I enjoyed the most usually came from the Joker, Deadshot, or Harley Quinn. The action sequences were good, but nothing really stands out. My ultimate complaint about the movie is that it felt rushed and the plot didn’t really seem to make too much sense to me. I also wish there was a different choice for a villain as I felt that was another weak part of the film. Ultimately, as I said, I still enjoyed the movie even though there was clear plot issues. There are cameos that are made by a couple of characters, and they work really well.
I think fans of comic book movies will enjoy the movie. Given that it’s PG-13 with a good amount of violent sequences, I would suggest on postponing bringing kids younger than eight to come and see it, but that’s your own judgment. If you are someone who wants to have fun while watching a movie, then this may be for you.
6/10 – Even though I like the movie and it has its good moments, there are issues with the plot that stood out to me that makes it fill rushed. This is still a BLU RAY buy for me and I would still suggest people to go see it to get your own opinion on it.
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Dewayne cover Movies and TV for MFST. You can follow him on Twitter @ProPizza94.