Suicide Squad (2016) Aug 15, 2018 20:04:50 GMT
Post by shawn on Aug 15, 2018 20:04:50 GMT
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
This wasn't great but it's nowhere near the worst movie ever made label that so many people love to put on it. The opening introduction of each character was very enjoyable and the way Ayer listed their bio was creative and actually reflected the posters with the bright neon writing. The cast was perfect, especially Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, and an underused Jai Courtney (who for the first time showed some personality onscreen) which made this an enjoyable movie. Unfortunately the shoved in music is completely out of place and dominates the sound to the point where most scenes that contain it are made worse for having it. The score is also completely ordinary which was especially disappointing because DC films have always had great scores going all the way back to Superman The Movie. Leto wasn't terrible but way over the top as the Joker and completely unnecessary in the present, he should have only appeared in flashbacks to set up Harley's origin. The bland ass minions were a complete disaster of a design, wtf were they thinking when they made those. The plot was too straightforward and predictable for a movie about villains and they tried way too hard to turn them into good guys that it started to piss me off. The whole point of casting bankable charismatic stars is so the audience likes them even though they're clearly bad people so spending so much time making them good is pointless. There are some good moments of banter between the Squad-mates and also some that were clearly designed for trailers. There was so much potential for a great movie but instead it's squandered, resulting in a somewhat decent but very flawed movie.