SUICIDE SQUAD is the latest offering from the DC Extended Universe as a group of anti-heroes become exactly what they hate: the heroes. David Ayer directs an all-star cast of Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Walker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as Diablo and Cara Delevigne as June Moon/The Enchantress.
Looking at the film from a purely cinematic standpoint, it’s extremely well done. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as the Joker and Harley Quinn respectively stole the show, not only with their acting which was fantastic, but in terms of the scenes they were written–these were among the most disturbing in the movie.
As with any ensemble movie, characters tend to get lost in the shuffle. In this case, Killer Croc and Boomerang were more filler than anything else.
The music, cinematograph and special effects were well done. The songs used are all familiar ones that work to lighten the otherwise heavy and dark subject matter.
As well done as SUICIDE SQUAD was, some parts were so disturbing that I can only call this a good movie if I separate the aspect of feminism from it. The way Harley Quinn’s character was treated was downright upsetting, at one point mining a laugh from her being punched in the face. It began to raise questions such as: Is it okay to like a movie that portrays terrible things against only one gender? What about one race?
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