I know it's been a minute since I posted any reviews on movies I have seen recently. I was so stoked about the release of DC Comics/Warner Bros Suicide Squad that I made the family watch it with me opening night. Ok....that's a lie. Our local theater does Thursday advance showings on some movies so that was actually when we saw it. IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!!
You can probably tell who my favorite character was by the clip (from YouTube) above. I went into the movie knowing just the basics about who the Suicide Squad was and why they were getting their own movie. I knew some of the characters from my childhood when I actually read comics but others were new to me. I have always been a pretty big fan of Harley Quinn as far as bad guys go. This film just made me love her even more and cringe at all the inappropriate costumes uninformed parents will be letting their little girls run around in this Halloween.
So the plot was not really that good. It is basically about stopping the chaos the has happened since Superman's (alleged) death in Batman vs Superman. The government aka Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decide to form an army of "baddies" to defeat the criminal element. The bad guy here was Enchantress (Cara Delevingne). Spoiler Alert: She also happens to be living in the body of June Moone, girlfriend to none other than Rick Flagg. The action and snappy one liners are what save the movie. Plus, let's not forget the amazing cast....Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney,Jared Leto, and Adelwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Joel Kinnaman. Also some surprise guests in the form of Common, Scott Eastwood, and Ben Affleck.
I really believe music plays just as big a role in films as the actors. The soundtrack to this one was brilliant. It has a little bit of everything but the overall feel is dark and kinda badass. In addition to a killer soundtrack...the setting was also perfect. The real action does not take place in Gotham but there are plenty of tie ins.
Overall I give this an 8/10 stars. Why not 10 you ask? Well, the Joker was barely in it and this mad me sad. Also, not all characters got as detailed a backstory as Harley and her Puddin'. FYI: There is an extra scene after the credits that really, really, made me excited for the next installment.