You have to admire what DC/Warner Bros. is trying to do here. They’re like the guy that shows up really late to the party and starts to drink everything in sight in an effort to catch up. Yeah, 99 percent of the time it ends in disaster, but you have to marvel at their spirit.
But Suicide Squad comes up way too short to be deemed a savor of the DC Cinematic Universe. A growing trend of film studios trying to beat the ever loving shit of Marvel Studios, is this obsessive need to be grittier, and more “badass” than their rival. Well, add this mess of a film to the fucking bonfire.
With Superman dead as fuck, and Batman trying to put together a team, the government (like Warner Brothers) is trying to cut in on that superhero action. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to put together a group of homicidal super villians, because that’s a good idea somehow, to lead them on suicide missions that government needs to keep quiet. Heading up this roster is Deadshot (Will Smith), along with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Diablo (Jay Hernandez) all lead by Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), all the while being followed by the Joker (Jared Leto). What’s the suicide mission that lends credence to their name? Killing the Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) because Waller was stupid enough to unleash her and shit.
That’s a lot of shit to bring to the table in such a short amount of time. God damn it this movie is a fucking mess; I mean on a lot of levels here. Like rudimentary level shit, like a convoluted story and that’s not even the fucking worst of it. Let’s start with Deadshot and his backstory with his daughter. I get that you have to give some depth to a character, but this just came off as bullshit pandering to make a villainous character sympathetic. The Suicide Squad is supposed to consist of the worst of the worst.
As some of my previous posts can attest, I love Batman and his rogues gallery, but what was done to Killer Croc is a fucking disgrace to such a badass character. The fucker was useless. I kept wondering when he was going to do something, like maybe talk?
But that’s nothing compared to what these fuckers did with Harley.
I fell in love with the character of Harley Quinn ever since the animated series, so I know her fairly well. Margot Robbie was great in the role, but at the end she has to make a decision that completely betrays the character. I won’t go into spoilers, so some of you can see the movie and realize I’m right, but you can’t set up the very core of the character throughout the movie and then completely negate it for the sake of your god damn movie. I fucking shit you not, it took me out of the movie. I can’t even remember the last time that ever happened to me in a movie.
This sucks so much because I love director David Ayer, I so fucking do, but if Warner Brothers can’t even trust an established director that makes great movies, then what the fuck are they even doing? Jesus, these are some of the greatest characters in the history of comics and this is how you treat them? I said it before, and I’ll say it now:
We deserve better. They owe us that much.