Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Game Of Thrones Season 8 - End Game With Sinhala Subtitles

Flipboard

Flipboard

Suicide Squad Review

Almost Squad Goals

"Suicide Squad" isn't the 26-percent on Rotten Tomatoes disaster that you have heard about but it can't help but feel that it's a bit of a letdown. Maybe it was all of the hype surrounding the film that it just couldn't meet. Perhaps, it was the hope that a group of misbegotten antiheros could save a dismal summer at the movies. Either way, greatness eludes "Suicide Squad." Sorry, puddin'.

Director David Ayer had the chance to take the worn superhero genre in a new direction and conceptually does so. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis, always elevating and adding gravitas to every movie she's in) wants to temporarily release a group of imprisoned crazies to fight even crazier crazies. In exchange for a completed mission, they get time off of their sentences.



So, we meet the Squad. Deadshot (Will Smith) is a trained assassin, who never misses the target. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is a bat-wielding nutcase, who was once a psychiatrist but turned into a killer by The Joker (Jared Leto). Jay Hernandez's El Diablo can throw flames with the flick of his wrist but has grown regretful of past actions. Also in the mix are Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), whose jail cell is in the prison sewer.     


Expectedly, people are skeptical about Waller's plan to release such dangerous people and rightfully so. She assigns Rick Flah (Joel Kinnaman) to head the mission on the ground while she watches from her control center. The Squad must take down Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), who has inhabited the body of an archeologist.

Once we meet Enchantress, the film's problems become blatantly obvious. Enchantress can time travel and teleport but once the film focuses on her as the primary antagonist, she just stands in place flailing about like one of those blow-up air dancers outside of a car dealership.  The Enchantress isn't an interesting villain and that's a problem when trying to create tension in a movie.

While prowling the street with these characters, nothing really ever feels at stake and that's the major problem with the film. This movie rides on the lunacy of the characters, which is effective enough to make "Suicide Squad" fun in some large bursts. Smith has a chance to remind us why he was once a major star, even if it has faded over the past few years. He and Robbie - reteaming after "Focus" - continue to have nice chemistry and patter with each other.

Now, we pause to talk about The Joker. We heard so much build-up about Leto's method acting hijinks that his Joker would be an experience of its own. Leto certainly has fun with the role but his involvement can't help but to feel like an afterthought. His primary service to the film is to introduce Harley Quinn and then he fades to the background. I'm sure it's not the last we have seen of Leto in this world but it's only a bit of a tease.


By now, you might be mad at me for not singing this movie's praises. I'm disappointed I couldn't. I enjoyed a lot of about "Suicide Squad" but after reflection and before writing this review, I realized I liked the idea of the movie more than the movie itself.

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019) Review

Dell's flagship laptop returns to us in 2019 with refreshed specs, a brand new webcam design and a cheaper model. We review the XPS 13 9380 in full.
Should I Buy The Dell XPS 13 (2019)?
The XPS 13 for 2019 ticks all the boxes. It looks great, the build quality is excellent, it’s nice and portable and has a wide range of specs to choose from.
While not a massive upgrade from last year's model, it’s had some solid refinement including getting the webcam back into the top bezel and also introduces a more affordable Core i3 edition.

iHealth Core Review

This smart scale from iHealth offers detailed body composition measurements, from BMI to visceral fat rating. Find out what we think in our iHealth Core review.
Should I Buy The iHealth Core? We like the way that the Core and Lite scales interact with the other iHealth products, and the Core offers a bunch of useful metrics with which to monitor your health. Setup is easy and the app's graphs give a decent visual representation of your health-metric trends as you progress.

Huawei P30 Pro Release Date, Price & Specs Rumours

Huawei's MWC press conference didn't include an announcement of the P30 range. Instead, it will hold a launch event in Paris at the end of March. We round up rumours, speculation and more on the new Huawei line-up, including the expected P30 release date, price and specifications.

Huawei Mate 20 X Review

The Huawei Mate 20 X is an obscenely large smartphone but it has many of the features of the Mate 20 Pro for less. Here’s our full review of the huge premium slab
Should I Buy The Huawei Mate 20 X?
With a bigger screen, bigger battery and smaller notch than the Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X also has the same camera set up and adds a headphone jack. If you want the most screen possible, it might be for you. 
You lose the curved display, wireless charging, full water resistance and secure Face ID but for many that won’t matter if a huge display, outstanding camera and great performance are top of your list. If you want a normal size phone, get the Mate 20 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung's Galaxy S range has been updated and here we compare the S10e - the new 'lite' model - to last years' Galaxy S9 to help you decide which phone is best for you.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy S10e Or Samsung Galaxy S9?
The S10e could be the sleeper hit of this year. It doesn’t have the embedded fingerprint sensor of the S10 and S10 Plus or their triple cameras, but it comes with the same processors, new screen design, ultra-wide camera, and all in a compact and comfortable format with a smaller price-tag.
That being said, the S9 is still an excellent device, and its new, lower price makes it a definite bargain.

Like Fan Page