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Published on December 7th, 2016 | by Richard Boom

Review: Suicide Squad

When the first announcement for the movie came out, Team Harley Quinn went all overboard being happy and shit! The trailers were even refitted (check it OUT!) to suit the best -at the time- parts of the movie. And the more we saw the more happy and the more crazy we got about Margot Robbie in the role of Harley Quinn, let me tell ya!
So here is the mandatory BLA BLA for this neat, crazy movie!

SuicideWarner Bros. Home Entertainment presented on December 3, the Blu-ray ™ and DVD release of SUICIDE SQUAD, the DC Comics character-based action film by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch).

The leading roles are played by Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Oscar® winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Run All Night, The Killing), Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, Paper Towns) and Oscar® nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt). The extended cut Steelbook Edition and Blu-ray contain a whopping 13 minutes unprecedented footage. The action explodes from the screen with these frenzied and fearless Super Villains who are committed to conquer greater evil.

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous Super Villains captured and give them the most advanced weapons that are available. Then send them on a mission to defeat an unknown, invincible entity.

suicide-squad-bd-2d-low-resThe American intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decided that only a secretly imprisoned group of desperate, horrific criminals, who have nothing to lose, is sufficient to battle this entity. However, when they discover they were not selected to succeed, but only settle their debt (failure is inevitable), it is questionable whether the Suicide Squad will die trying, or from now on it is everyone for himself.

Release Date: December 3, 2016 (November 18 via iTunes)
Running time: 123 minutes, plus bonus material
Rated: 12; fear, violence, coarse language


Now onto the real review:

Basically I do not give a crap about most DC-characters. It is just me… I am more into the Indy-stuff like Vampirella, Fathom, Tarot and the sorts! And if you read my BatmanVsSuperrman-review, then you also know just why I kinda even hate HATE the current state of DC-cinema.
Combine that with the fact that I really really do not care on tad about who is who in actor-land and the fact that the whole Jared Leto-frenzy had passed me and did not phase me and it might just occur to you that this review will go down hard!


It just might, depending on your POV of my review.

Parts where amazing!!

I loved the soundtrack, the insanity of Harley (read the comics because Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are creating an even more amazing Harley there, then here on screen!! Or read my comic-review here!) and the way Will Smith managed the role as Deadshot was just great!

The other characters (a croc, a boomerang guy, a sexy witch going mental and apocalytical etc) were only in the “ok”-level for me, as even the Joker was nothing more then a vehicle to broaden the Harley-experience with.

Sure there was a story, but overal this was a Will Smith –  Margot Robie movie for me. The story was ok, the action was amazing, the fun was finally there (which DC-movies have a tendency of forgetting and just get dark too soon too big too bad) and the SFX were astounding. What more is there to say?


The only thing I think was the story went kinda all over the place at times and there was just not enough loooooooong shots of Margot Robbie. She was the driving force of the movie and the snapshot-style of the camera should have been upgraded to slo-mo-style for all I care.
Cause she is THAT good as Harley!

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About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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