Movie Review – Suicide Squad
I awaited Suicide Squad with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. It’s Harley Quinn’s big screen outing, and we are getting another Joker. But at the same time, so many things could potentially go wrong with a movie that cramps a whole group of colourful super humans into two hours, Think X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), or the villain cohorts in Elektra (2005) and Ghost Rider (2007). Are we going to get all hyped up from the who’s who write-ups flooding the Internet, only to receive measly five minutes of screen time for each in the actual movie?
And then there’s Will Smith. The great handsome one who has long decided he is only perfect for messianic roles. Now cast as a villain.
It turned out … the way I expected it to, although not quite as bad as I feared it would be. There are the usual irrelevant sideshow adornments, most tellingly Slipknot and Captain Boomerang. There’s also Jared Leto’s Joker, who is without doubt the most un-entertaining Joker I’ve watched to date. Thank goodness for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, whose sporadic outbursts not only brought the character to life, but ultimately salvaged the flow of the movie. This leads me to wonder whether a Harley Quinn origins movie would have worked better, instead of a high-profile team-up. Unfortunately, DCEU is still a long way from capturing the correct cinematic formula. The Suicide Squad story is just a tad too ambitious for it at the moment.
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