Director: David Ayer
Release Date: 5 August 2016
Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.
What to say about Suicide Squad? I loved it! One does have to remember that it is called suicide squad and not The Joker and the Suicide Squad – but more on that later.
So after watching Suicide Squad I would really recommend it for you comic book lovers! I won’t lie to you, there is a bit too much Will Smith in this movie. I feel as though the movie was “DeadShot and the suicide squad”. Spoiler alert, we do see a glimpse of the love triangle between Harley, DeadShot and the Joker. It’s not a deep relationship, but still there is some sexual tension – which could possibly lead to a solo Harley Quinn movie.
Speaking of the Joker, Jared Leto is just Wow! I genuinely love him, and he fit the role of the Joker perfectly. There is an old school gangster vibe to this incarnation of the Joker, but I found it quite refreshing. You see a different side to him, but don’t expect him to be fighting batman in this movie. His main concern in this movie is the whereabouts of Harley, and whether or not she is ready to live and die for him (which is cute in a creepy kind of way). There are quite a few flashbacks for all the characters, but I loved the flashbacks for Harley’s more than the rest.
Onto the next point, Captain Boomerang is hilarious. His scenes are always funny, and we get a glimpse of how powerful he really is with his boomerang skills – He is actually quite deadly. If I am honest, there isn’t much to say about him because there wasn’t much detail on him in the movie. BUT we do see a certain Justice League Member capturing him.
Okay lets go onto Killer Croc. There isn’t much on him, but he acts like a Gangster – as in the Rap kind of gangster. It is pretty funny but once again I can’t say much on him because there isn’t much to say.
There is a teeny bit of a twist to the film, you don’t expect the villain to be the villain. But it is worth a watch! On a last point, the Joker is in the movie for about 6 minutes collectively – could do with a bit more of him but then it may seem as if the movie was just about the joker.