Funny. Exciting. Fast-paced. Action packed. “Suicide Squad” is all of these and more. The premise and the cast couldn’t be more appealing, which wouldn’t matter a damn if the execution lacked inspiration. It doesn’t. Instead, the movie is a blast, even when the plot doesn’t always stay on track. DC fanboys probably know what they’re in for, which means it’s up to writer/director David Ayer to give newcomers a reason to stick around. Relax. Every single character, from Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, to Will Smith as Deadshot, are well developed. Their job? They’re super villains. Or better yet, a “Suicide Squad”, assigned by a secret government agency led by Viola Davis to execute impossible tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences. Wait what? People buying tickets to watch anti-heroes trying to save the world? Once again, relax. They might be bad guys, but you’ll find yourself rooting for every single one of them. And once the introduction is over, the action intensifies without let-up. Guns, fist fights, explosions. You just have to pick a favorite character. Harley Quinn? Deadshot? El Diablo? Jared Leto as the Joker perhaps? With so many plot threads and character arcs to deal with, it can get confusing at times. But I’ve always said that in order to invest in a superhero movie, we have to relate to the main characters and believe that something is at stake. Ayer gives us all of that and more, in a movie that clocks in at 2 hours but never seems long. Will there be a sequel? That’s a given. Meanwhile, “Suicide Squad” brings the fun, the excitement and the spectacular action scenes. It might not be the greatest superhero movie ever made, but it’s still a winner in my book.
The Movie Court episode
The official trailer