A beautifully, chaotic, roller coaster of epic proportions is one way to describe James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, truly living up to its name.
Five years after the tragedy that was Suicide Squad, Guardians of The Galaxy writer/director James Gunn delivers the best DCEU film, not that it had much competition, to begin with. Gunn is one of the best directors working today. The Suicide Squad doesn’t hold back getting right into the action by introducing both new and old faces to the team, only for the majority to meet their deadly demise, including a fan-favorite member, only to introduce the main Suicide Squad of the film.
The Suicide Squad gives you a reason to care for its ragtag team of obscure villains. My favorite member was King Shark, voiced by Sylvester Stallone. King Shark was like a hyperactive kid that needs supervision 24/7, although I shouldn’t worry about the safety of a humanoid shark that can for some reason take a shit ton of bullets and eat people. I worried about his safety throughout the film. Ratcatcher 2, played by Daniela Melchior, was another welcoming addition, along with David Dastmalchian as the Polka-Dot man. John Cena, playing the very douchey knockoff of Captain America, the Peacemaker, who will be getting an HBOMax series. And Idris Elba as Bloodsport, the leader of the team who put Superman in the ICU with a kryptonite bullet. I don’t remember that in the DECU, but I wish I could’ve seen that storyline.
The Suicide Squad gives us Margot Robbie’s best portrayal of Harley Quinn yet. Putting her in her classic black and red colors and making her a true force to be reckoned with. Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag is more than just a soldier, giving him more personality this time around. And Viola Davis as the viciously cruel maniacal Amanda Waller, you just love to hate her.
The Suicide Squad brings the blood, hilarious moments, and heartfelt interactions. No one was safe in this film giving us unexpected deaths throughout. James Gunn gave every character their moment no matter how small. Hope to see Gunn return for another Suicide Squad film with ever more death and even higher stakes and the return of the surviving characters.
Make sure you see The Suicide Squad in theaters the way it was meant to be seen. But if you, can’t it is currently on HBOMax