Suicide Squad: Film Review

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Last night, me and a group of friends went to see Suicide Squad. I personally never read any reviews about a movie before I go to see it, I prefer to make my own judgments on a film rather than have someone make it for me. I enjoyed the film from begining to end and with the ending, I am looking forward to more Jared Leto.
So the film begins with basically an introduction to Deadshot played by Will Smith and Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie. We are then shown Amanda Waller potrayed by the lovely Viola Davis. She is in a meeting explained her reason on why she is created this team of villians. Basically, planet Earth discovered it was not alone when Superman arrived on this planet and with his death, the world was seeing more and more metahumans (so far none on Superman’s level) but that is the fear, what if there was a metahuman with the powers like the man of steel but he wasn’t nice? So Amanda decides to fight fire with fire, she picks thw best from Belle Reve, a prison located in Louisiana. 

Her picks are Deadshot, Harley Quinn,El Diablo,Killer Croc,Captain Boomarang, Slipknot and Enchantress.  This team of villians will be under the command of Colonel Rick Flag. Now each character has a history or weakness and Amanda uses that to keep the team in line. For Rick he fell in love with Dr. June Moone, an archaeologist who is possessed by a witch-goddess known as “Enchantress” after touching a cursed idol.  Amanda gives a nice demonstration to the USA generals and powerful milatary men, once seeing how useful this Task Force X team can be, Amanda is given the green light. She and Flag head to Belle Rev and basically in their own way convince each one to join. 

However a problem arises from Enchantress. Enchantress is over 6,000 years old and used to be worship as a god but its clear that she is not fond of being in the role of serving someone else, which we can see everytime she glances at Waller. One night Enchantress leaves the room using telelaportation to retrieve her heart, which whoever has her heart basically controls her. Amanda keeps the heart on person at all times in a locked case. Enchantress can not retrieve her heart but releases her brother known as Incubus  who Amanda also had.  She then sets a plan in motion for her and her brother to rule once again.

When Incubus cause mayhem on a subway, June and Flag are sent in to diffuse the situation in which Enchantress bails. Amanda then stabs the heart leading Enchantress to plead with her brother to save her; her brother shares his power with his sister saving her. Amanda realizing the situation assembles Task Force X.  Once assemble each team member is given an injection where a small bomb is placed inside their necks for if they tried to escape. Ahead of their departure, they are joined by Katana, who wields a mystic sword and acts as Flag’s bodyguard. The Joker wanting his Harley back finds out about her predicament and tortures Griggs, one of Waller’s men into leading him to the facility where the nano bombs are made. He blackmails one of the scientists involved in the program into disabling Harley’s bomb. Sensing the squad’s approach, Enchantress destroys their helicopter, forcing them to proceed on foot to their target. On the way, Boomerang convinces Slipknot that the bombs are a ruse meant to keep them under control. Slipknot attempts to escape and is killed, while the team is attacked by Enchantress’s minions. The team manages to escape to their final destination at an underground bunker, where they learn that their mark is Waller herself, who is attempting to cover up her involvement.

The squad escorts Waller to the rooftop for extraction, but the arriving helicopter has been hijacked by the Joker and his men, who open fire on the squad while Harley climbs aboard. However, the helicopter is shot down by Waller’s men, and Harley jumps out while the Joker seemingly perishes in the explosion, after which Harley rejoins the squad. Alerted to Wallers whereabouts, Enchatress captures her.   With Waller compromised, Flag relieves the squad of the mission, but chooses to continue. Realizing they have an opportunity to prove themselves, they soon rejoin him and locate Enchantress and Waller at a partially flooded subway station.  Lt. Edwards along with Killer Croc goes underwater to plant a bomb underneath Incubus while the others fight the Enchantress and her forces. El Diablo embraces his abilities and manages to hold Incubus down as the bomb goes off underneath, killing them both.
The squad members battle Enchantress together, but are ultimately defeated. Enchantress offers to fulfill their deepest desires in exchange for their allegiance, and Harley feigns interest in order to get close enough to cut out Enchantress’s heart. Just after, Killer Croc throws explosives into the portal as Deadshot shoots them, closing the portal. Flag takes Enchantress’s heart and crushes it, killing Enchantress and freeing June. The squad members are then returned to Belle Reve, but with ten years alleviated from their sentences and special privileges ( Deadshot gets to see his daughter, Harley and expresso machine and killer croc BET). Shortley after, a group of men arrive one of them revealed to be the Joker rescues Harley and in a post credits scene Amanda is seen talking with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) where she hands him a file which he flips through showing us the Flash and Aquaman. She tells Bruce to stop working nights hinting she knows that he’s Batman and Bruce warns her to stop what she is doing and leave it to them. 

Overall, the film pacing was great and the plot was pretty straight forward. Enchantress in her day was treated like a God, someone who was worshipped yet she was inna new time and mankind no longer worshiped gods but technology. So she decided she was gonna rule again and force mankind into servitude. The thing I thought was most interesting however was the treatment of the Task Force. They were treated as villians which they essential where but with each backstory, it made the audience see that they are human just like you and me. Deadshot has a young girl who according to him, is not being raised by her mother who likes to be out all hours of the night but the mom doesn’t want Deadshot raising their daughter because he kills people for a living.  Diablo was a gangster born with pyrokinetic powers. One night during an agruement with his girl ends up burning the house down killing his lady and his two children. Harley was a psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker and he drives her crazy and she falls into a vet of chemicals. Amanda Waller on the other hand, one could see as a villian in terms of her job in the governement in the name of protecting does a lot of really bad things, but she’s the good guy. So the movie does pretty good at addressing those morality questions.
There are some cameos in the film from the Joker, Batman and the Flash. The Joker was essentially in the film to basically set up Harleys story but  hopefully we will see more of Jared Leto as the Joker in a future Batman film. Each depriction of the characters was done very well, Will Smith as Deadshot was brilliant and he was very humorous at times. Jared Leto as the Joker was good for what this version of the clown prince. The Joker was a gangster and so that is how he was portrayed, granted the idealized romance of Harley and Joker that is seen in film is not canon but I did like how it showed that somewhere in the Jokers’ madness he carea for Harley cause he could have just left her innthose chemicals but he didn’t. Now when they where chased by the bat and crashed- he did leave her which did showed how much he did care about Harley. However this film wasn’t about Harley and Joker so the amount that we were shown the Joker was good enough. Plus I did love how we did see Margot in the classic jester suit as Harley during a flashback. 

The where some parts that was like really, for example the bar scene where it is clearly raining outside yet Rick Flag walks in completely dry but the letters he fives to Deadshot clearly are wet. Overall the movie did not deserve the rating it got. If you want to see Suicide Squad then got and see it. Do not let other peoples opinions dictact whether a movie is good or bad cause at the end of the day- that is THEIR opinion not yours, go and form your own. 

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