Suicide Squad (15)

Remember all those trailers for Suicide Squad with Bohemian Rhapsody blaring out, the crazy action scenes and the almighty havoc of it all? Well that my friends is as much fun as you’re going to have, the movie makes sure of that.

We watch as government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a ragtag group of talented supervillains to help save the world from absolute destruction. But as you can imagine all the menacing menagerie want to do is escape their captor, being good just isn’t their thing. That’s why the twisted agent had all the baddies fitted with IODs so that she can blow them up if they don’t play nice.

The Suicide Squad, as they become known, are made up of Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Slipknot (Adam Beach) and Katana (Karen Fukuhara). Each one possesses two things, a deadly set of skills and a horrendous past.

The motley crew are led by Captain Flagg (Joel Kinnaman). This bloke doesn’t really need any more drama considering he’s fallen in love with a scientist called June Moon (Cara Delevingne) who also happens to be possessed by a demi-goddess named Enchantress who is dead set on enslaving all mankind.

When it goes tits up with his demonic girlfriend guess who’s called in to save the day? Yep you guessed it right folks. This is one screw up only the awesome Suicide Squad can fix.

To make matters worse Harley Quinn’s main squeeze, The Joker (Jared Leto), is determined to rescue his love so that can wreak havoc on Gotham once again. Can the supervillians change their ways or are they too far gonw for that? The fate of the world depends on them.

As is the current trend we’ve already seen the majority of the movie thanks to the multitude of drawn out trailers. All this leaves you thinking “hey this looks like a pretty epic movie.” Wrong.
Suicide Squad is a disappointment from start to finish. I left the movie theatre feeling pretty meh about the whole thing.

Sure there’s been major overkill but despite that it still would have sucked big time. Then there’s this whole saga of people trying to get Rotten Tomatoes shut down because of their low rating for the movie. What an absolute farce. It’s not a conspiracy against DC, the movie is just shit, deal with it people.

Suicide Squad is utter chaos. Not for its action scenes but because it’s so disjointed. Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne are the worst things about the movie. Robbie is insipid, Leto lethargic and Delevingne utterly irrelevant. Trying to find the best member of the Suicide Squad is like asking me to find the smallest turd in the toilet bowl.

By Ruth Walker

★★☆☆☆

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