Film Review: ‘Suicide Squad’
We have, of course, met super-powered comic book character team-ups before: X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four. But ‘Suicide Squad’ is our first look at the other side of the coin – the villains, misfits, and reprobates. There are no white-hat heroes here, just plain bad guys. The worst of the worst, says a character.
Director David Ayer has recruited the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Jai Courtney to introduce us to fan-favourite characters such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Joker and Captain Boomerang. The movie’s a major lynchpin in DC/Warner’s grand scheme, one that offers a much-needed change of pace for the genre as a whole. If you’re sick of watching cookie-cutter good guys on the big screen, this is it. Just don’t come expecting the usual fare that we’re used to. Like its characters, the movie is just as erratic and chaotic, and we meant it in a good way.
Image and Video Credit: DC Comics