A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
First off, I don’t understand the bad reviews. I’m a day late so I just saw the movie today in 3D as there was no 2D available and I thought it was so much better. I am not a comic book fan and I have never read any of the titles so I can’t really judge the movie based on the book. All I know is that I have anticipating since it was announced and the first trailer was released. If you want to stop reading here and you just want to know if it was good or bad, then my answer is, it’s great and was definitely worth the wait.
The storyline was simple enough, bad vs. evil except that the bad guys were hired to do something good. The pacing was alright, it was not fast nor slow. There were no dull moments and every back story was crucial for everyone to understand how they got into where they are now. Everyone had their moments and I honestly don’t think a character overshadowed another as they were all given ample screen time. Although Will Smith and Margot Robbie probably appeared in most of the scenes, when you sum it all up, it still was about the whole squad.There were some light moments but overall it was a dark and serious film. I bet it was hard work trying to squeeze all their back stories in 2 hours time.
The cast were all great in my opinion. Every single one of them were convincing but I found Cara Delevigne’s acting somewhat forced at times. Deadshot played the leader of the group very well and Harley Quinn was cute every time.Viola Davis is as good as she always has been and at times, I thought she was still a lawyer (in How to get away with murder). The rest of the actors’ performances were all impressive and believable.
One thing I also enjoyed was the lighting and the cinematography. From the beginning as the film started until the time when the credits were rolling, I thoroughly enjoyed watching all the animations and colours. Plus the soundtrack was a pleasure to listen to. Any movie that uses an Eminem song in it gets a thumbs up for me. Heathens, Sucker for Pain, Black Skinhead by Kanye West and Bohemian Rhapsody are just some of my favourites but every single song was well suited to match each scene.
In conclusion, I would certainly urge everyone to see this. I like a movie simply because it entertained me and I’m not one of the critics who tirelessly find a fault in everything. Suicide Squad was an action packed film that in my opinion delivered what they promised. I was not disappointed at all but because of the initial negative reviews, I was almost swayed not to see it and good thing I didn’t listen.
I loved the acting, the characters, the stunts, the effects, the musical scoring, the plot and the feeling that it gave me while I was watching it. I don’t see any reason why one should not see this. When everything is said and done, I believe the moral lesson here is that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear. This is the summer movie of 2016 and it’s definitely one of the best films I have seen in a long time.