Suicide Squad – Movie Review and Rating – This week’s Hollywood release Suicide Squad is a superhero film based on the DC Comics. Directed by David Ayer, the story revolves around a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (fictional character) recruits imprisoned super-villains to implement dangerous Black Ops Missions and save the world from a powerful threat for forgiveness.
The plot of the story continues when Superman dies, that is when intelligence operative Amanda Waller assembles the team of dangerous criminals—the disturbed Harleen Quinzel, also known as ‘Harley Quinn.’ Everything revolves around saving the world with all the crazy science fiction characters. There is Joker too, but is barely seen in the movie. That’s because he is barely in “Suicide Squad,” despite his heavily hyped contribution. This role is played by Jared Leto, with the green hair, manic smile and homicidal tendencies we’ve come to know in various incarnations of the iconic villain. But he’s more giggly and creepy than truly frightening.
In following the misadventures of a group of super villains who are forced to work together to defeat a powerful enemy, Suicide Squad is actually trying to be fun but it fails to do so. The movie has too many characters yet precious few who even come close to resembling actual human beings.
Even the makers view this movie their few interesting characters as disposable. Basically if the Squad fails, they die, if the Squad bails out, they die. The makers haven’t given us enough reasons to care about them either.
There are few scenes in the movie which engages on a character level. It is a proof that the film could have done with a lot more conversation, a little less seen-it-before boring action. The Science Fiction fails to impress the audience despite it’s over hyped talk.
Rating: 2 / 5 Stars
Director: David Ayer
Producer: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevinge, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Ray Olubowale, Scott Eastwood, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis.
Writer: David Ayer
Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov
Composer & Music: Steven Price