Suicide Squad (2016) Film Review

Who really are the good guys?

After months and months of waiting, Suicide Squad is finally here!

DC’s baddest of the baddest unite to fight for the good in exchange for clemency. But does it really live up to the hype?

The answer in short is yes and no.

Suicide Squad is definitely a breath of fresh air with its challenging moral dilemmas and features a talented ensemble of super villains. Most notable is Margot Robbie as the cray Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot and Jai Courtney as Boomerang.

If you had concerns about Jared Leto as The Joker, you need not worry as he pulls off a superb rendition of the clown we love to hate. His take will although certainly receive mixed views. A major annoyance is that he has quite a small part which makes it difficult to truly judge his performance.

The other major problem with the film is that the unique angle should have allowed for a different comic-film. It still in turn ended up with a weak plot that ends up being the typical fight against random baddies.

What would have worked better is if we saw a greater interaction between the villains against our fave heroes (I mean where are they hiding while the Squad do all the work?). It would have allowed a greater exploration into the human psyche and the blurred lines of good and evil.

Verdict: A solid super-powered film that turns the table on good versus evil. It although struggles to make the most of the dynamic and falls into typical superhero flare. Still a fun ride all in all…

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

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