One of this year’s most anticipated films, Suicide Squad has had a lot of hype surrounding it. The question is, does the film adaption of the comics live up to the hype? It’s time to find out.
One of DC’s most popular stories, Suicide Squad tells the tale of DC’s favorite anti-hero team. Made up of a gang of villains who are fighting evil, the squad is a refreshing take on the normal expectations of superheroes.
The cast is made up of some impressive names. Including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney. With such a star-studded cast, it would be only right to expect some amazing things from this much-awaited movie. After all, as these articles show, movie stars earn millions for each movie they feature in. So they can at least offer quality acting.
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Let’s talk about Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. It’s been reported that Margot Robbie loved playing Harley Quinn, the psychotic ex-therapist. So much so, that she’d love to be her ‘forever’. We’re guessing this means she’d be up for doing a sequel! It has to be said that Margot Robbie’s skilled acting was the highlight of the film. With her manic energy, she brought to Harley Quinn offering an amazingly accurate portrayal of the comic book character. Margot Robbie’s acting skills the aside, it has to be said that the movie lacked a strong storyline. In some parts, it felt almost rushed.
Acclaimed actor Will Smith, who portrayed Deadshot, is all about the method acting. And it showed in his portrayal of his evil character. Smith, who has wowed in role after role, and has a net worth of over $200 million, once again performed impeccably. He recently shared how tough he found the transformation into a bad guy and said that he used Republican Donald Trump as his inspiration. This was because he needed to turn into someone who didn’t even realize that they were evil.
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A lot of DC fans were concerned that Jared Leto wouldn’t be able to bring the mixture of madness, insanity, and evil to The joker that we’re used to. However, Leto pulled off an incredible performance as The Joker. To ensure that he gave the best performance possible, he never broke character while filming. Recent reports have said that Leto stayed in character so deeply that he scared many of his castmates. His portray of The Joker was out of this world; it was perfectly mental and sadistic, just as The Joker has always been. His performance was beyond scary, it was truly terrifying. His look would keep you awake at night.
Of all of the actors in Suicide Squad, these three offer the best portrayal of their characters. They managed to perfect their acting to ensure that they brought the true characters of their evil alter-egos to life in a very realistic way. The film’s plot may have fallen somewhat short of what it was hoped to be, but the acting was far from a disappointment.