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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Suicide Squad Review

Not your ordinary squad this one is.
Suicide Squad Review – Tired of superhero’s saving human? How about a bunch of baddies taking over the job instead?
Which criminal would you pick to protect you?
Where do I even start? Perhaps on how Batffleck I mean Batman,  after defeating Superman, noticed that there are other superhumanly freaks roaming around the town, some of whom he helped to capture so that government agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) can lock them up only to use their ‘service’ when she sees the need. Among ‘em band of bandits are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), to name a few. They are kept in tow by Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) who is in love with Professor June Moone. This smart arse of a women discovers something nasty in a cave and get possessed by an ancient spirit called Enchantress. Pretty soon all hell breaks loose as Enchantress unleashes her power. Adding to the odd equation is Harley Quinn neurotic boyfriend, Joker (Jared Leto). Just like other and every superhero movies lately, the planet is in peril so can these peculiar line-up put their differences aside and work together as boyband…err….I mean squad? Albeit being referred to as Suicide Squad. 
Why Jared? Why? Tsk Tsk 
The most obvious thing to notice from this flick is of course the impressive cast from veteran Smith to Hollywood’s new it girl Margot to Jared’s transformation into the new Joker. Role wise however, some do shine brighter than others. Unfortunately after much hype during the movie’s initial trailer releases, Jared actually only appear for few short moments here and there. Here’s to hoping for a proper Joker flick sometime in near future. Word in the street said Suicide Squad (SS) was twerked here and there after Superman v Batman received some bad reviews (read mine here) which I think helped with the mood of the story which otherwise would have also been dark and gloomy. It didn’t escape DC Comics usual trademark of being grimmer than Marvel’s more colourful features. SS also is filled with tonnes of special effects, sometimes going overboard but luckily some wise music choice made it still barely to watch. Just get your eyes and ears ready for expensive CGI images and hard rocking song blasting from time to time. 

The cast behind the mask, make up and what not. 
All said and done, SS is much much much better than the idiotic Superman v Batman released earlier this year. The storyline however is still pretty much the good guys against the bad except that the good guys are actually bad guys while the bad one is actually an ancient entity looking to take over the world. Aaaaaaaeeeeee….again and again the ‘take over the world’ plot. I really don’t understand what is so great about taking over the world. If you can have enough to be happy, isn’t that already worth more than the whole world or am I the only one who is missing something here? *raise eyebrow. 

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