So here’s what’s been happening with the DC movies off late- Christopher Nolan comes and raises the bar. All further flicks, including the much-anticipated ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ fails to impress the audience.
So is ‘Suicide Squad’ a ray of hope for the fans out there? Read on to find out...
Star Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delvingne, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller
Director: David Ayer
Producer: Charles Rover and Richard Suckle
Claps For: Performances, Editing, Visual Effects and Background Score
Slaps For: Messed up and Ordinary Storyline, Not-So-Awesome Climax and for Promoting the movie as Joker’s flick when his role is more like a Special Appearance!
What’s New: Time for the super-villains to save the world.
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: After Superman’s death, intelligence operative Amanda Waller forms a Task X Force, also known as the ‘Suicide Squad’- a team of dangerous criminals, some naturally gifted and some wonderfully skilled, in order to act as the government’s assets and protect the United States during times of emergency.
Performances: It’s Margot Robbie’s show! She is a complete delight to watch as the HOT+CRAZY Harley Quinn. It gets hard to escape her charm, the madness in her eyes and her crazy antics even while bashing up the villains.
‘Deadshot’ Will Smith is at his usual best being awesome, sympathetic and sarcastic when required. Jay Hernandez does a commendable job as El Diablo.
The problem with Joker’s character is that ever since the release of Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, it has become a legendary character in itself- thanks to his dark side which is kinda intoxicating in itself...the more you watch it, the more you fall for it (damn, now I understand what Quinn goes through). And Jared Leto gives his hundred percent to the role which hasn’t been properly sketched out in the flick.
Yes, it’s very disappointing to see the poor guy just acting all evil and shit, in the little screen time he’s got, minus those amazing dialogues or any plan of action. Nevertheless, let’s hope Leto gets a solo movie where he can show what goes into the Joker’s mind and leave an impact similar to (if not better than) that of Heath Ledger.
Rest all are impressive and lend a good support to the film.
Direction: David Ayer gives his best to make ‘Suicide Squad’ an entertaining super-villain flick filled with emotions, humour and plenty of VFX-supported action sequences.
What’s amazing is to see that despite a messed-up and very ordinary storyline that doesn’t give every character its space to breathe and only puts a few of them in spotlight, Aiyer manages to make this one an entertaining flick.
However, the film is not exactly how crazy it was promoted to be through the various trailers, and there’s something that goes missing...that doesn’t let ‘Suicide Squad’ leave an impact.
Despite being fast-paced and filled with action sequences, the final climax scene turns out to be a major disappointment.
If you are a fan, then this one’s worth the watch...but only a one time watch!
Combo-On-Offer: Action + Drama + VFX
Verdict: We give ‘Suicide Squad’ CLAPS for being an entertaining super-villain flick that doesn’t have a single dull moment despite a weak storyline; and for some worth-cherishing performances by Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto.