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Suicide Squad (English, 2016)

A clandestine government agency enlists some of the most dangerous incarcerated baddies of all time, against their wishes to form a defensive task force. They are forced to fight to save the country from the apocalypse or lose their lives if they decide to quit.
Running Time:
123 min
Release date:
04 August 2016
Directed by:
David Ayer
Produced by:
Charles Roven
Richard Suckle
Written by:
David Ayer
Justin Marks
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Cara Delevingne
Jai Courtney
Jared Leto
Margot Robbie
Will Smith
Music by:
Steven Price
Shot by:
Roman Vasyanov
Editing by:
John Gilroy
Distributed by:
Warner Bros

What’s Hot

  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the cherished Joker’s girl becomes a cult favorite and is the top attraction in Suicide Squad juggernaut. One can’t be surprised if DC decides to make a movie just to glorify Harley Quinn. Will Smith as Deadshot, an ace marksman and deadly hitman is still effervescent with allure after all these years in the industry.
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, a ruthless government operative with some questionable virtues and ethical philosophies brings her usual formidable presence and gravitas to the table.
  • Allan A. Apone and his team have created some wonderful make up pallete and toping it off with prosthetic makeup gives this cloud the silver-lining

What’s Not

  • Suicide Squad’s main drawback is that there’s no one to root for in this movie. Numerous plot points lack lucidity and inserted flashbacks end up seeming like a stale and meaningless stab at grandeur.
  • The parts played by Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Joel Kinnaman don’t register and the other stars eventually succumb to Suicide Squad’s grim undertow.
  • Jared Leto’s much talked-about Joker is only a lukewarm display of villainy being in between a small supporting role and consummate cameo. His role may seem entirely underwhelming partly due to bar being set so high by Heath Ledger’s legendary & unblemished portrayal.




Verdict Stamp

'Suicide Squad' has entertaining moments and characters, but suffers from rough editing, middling special effects and more profoundly from a storytelling viewpoint so much that it lacks in both impetus and consistency. One can’t help but wonder why DC would end up making such an uninspired, dim and un-thoughtful flick.

2017-04-17T16:09:05+00:00 2017|English|0 Comments