Simple review for Suicide Squad. Like I told a friend of mine, I compare it to a food buffet. You want to fit a lot of food onto your plate, but most of the time the plate just isn’t big enough. Same thing here. I think they tried to cram too much into this movie. Without spoiling it, there were certain parts that just didn’t make sense or just didn’t need to happen.
I do like how they showed the back story of the characters. However, if they are going to go with stand alone films for Harley and Deadshot, do they really need to waste our time with a backstory in this one?
I couldn’t look at Killer Croc without thinking of Jamie Fox. I don’t think it was on purpose but damn he looked like him with scales.
Margot Robbie is awesome as Harley Quinn, but there are two things i would have changed. One is the HQ “accent”. I think she needed to have more of it. Two would be that damn outfit she wore. I would have liked it better had she worn the traditional comic outfit.
Jared Leto as the Joker wasn’t too bad. Just once I want to see William Dafoe play the Joke, he’d kick ass. Back to Leto. His Joker fit in perfectly with this movie. Personally I think Heath’s Joker is the best of all time, but he was also part of a great Dark Knight Trilogy. That being said, Leto’s Joker would not have worked in that one and Heath’s wouldn’t have worked in this one. Some people complained that Batman v Superman was too dark. I think this lead Warner Bro’s to re-shoot a few scenes in SS to try to add some comedy relief. With some of the one liners, you could tell it was forced.
Katana was for shit. She had about 3 lines in the entire movie and two parts with her you see in the commercial weren’t even in the movie.
I’m not a fan of Will Smith, but his take as Deadshot wasn’t too bad. Of course, being the bigger star of the group, he had most of the camera time.
My biggest character complaint had to be Enchantress. Cara Delevingne is hot, there is not doubt about that. But I would have cast Taryn Manning (Doggett, OITNB). The outfit, voice over and overall appearance of Enchantress really disappointed me.
Out of 5 stars, I’d give SS 3 1/2 stars.