I want to build a team of some very dangerous people, who I think can do some good.
– Amanda Waller
Title: Suicide Squad (aka. Boss: Starring Viola Davis.)
Release: August 2016
It was the most anticipated movie of the summer. How could it possibly live up to the hype? Forecasted as the epic launch of DC’s rejuvenated line of live action blockbusters and after the critical downfall of the likes of Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice, David Ayer and the crew of Suicide Squad had a colossal task ahead of them.
Though it was savagely dissected by critics mere days before being released to the general public, this didn’t stop the expendable band of misfits from smashing box office records on their opening weekend.
Will Smith takes the reigns as Floyd Lawton aka. Deadshot with a performance so morally ambiguous, it rivals the likes of Wade Wilson and Walter White. “Another textbook sociopath”. Smith’s illustration of Deadshot highlights the villain’s divide between his indifference over his profitable assassinations and the affection he has for his daughter.
Of course, it’s Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the psychiatrist-turned-psycho Harley Quinn, in Quinn’s live-action debut, that steals the show. Robbie manages to reincarnate the unhinged Clown Queen of Gotham City, yet still highlighting the character’s humanity. Her witty one-liners and vivacious physical comedy are likely to be remembered.
You know what they say about the crazy ones…
– Captain Boomerang
Don’t let the critical evaluations of this film deter you from buying a ticket. The accelerated plot may seem daunting but the thrilling action sequences, the convoluted characters and the respectful nodding gesture towards the comic books make this film a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
Verdict: Try not to over analyse and enjoyment shall be had. Plus, who’s excited to see those DVD extras? Huh?