Posted by: greercn | August 13, 2016

Suicide Squad

Suicide? It’s more like murder, explode everything and then laugh maniacally, while wearing improbable tattoos.

But that would be a very long title.

Opinions on the quality of this movie will vary. My Very Intelligent Friend liked it far more than I did. Frankly, I fell asleep a couple of times, very briefly.

Too many bad guys cram the movie. Of these, only Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quin have any depth at all. Viola Davis is excellent as the government controller who brings all the super-villains together.

Jared Leto has a couple of scenes that stick out. Cara Delevingne is decorative, but just dreadful. Please don’t let her act again.

For me, it all just feels like a mash of a bunch of ideas pulled together from other and superior films. It’s trying to recreate the magic of “Guardians of the Galaxy” but that doesn’t happen.

David Ayer writes and directs and there are some superb scenes, but the whole never quite comes together.

I lost track of the plot and failed to care about anyone. The camera lingers long and hard over Margot Robbie’s body. Robbie’s personal tainer will be mobbed by requests for help.

The audience at Stratford East Picturehouse all seemed to be enjoying it much more than I did. DC movies will have to try harder to get me to love them, again. Do stay through at least part of the end credits as you get an interesting trailer.


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