I don’t know why Suicide Squad has received such harsh criticism as I rather enjoyed it. It may have been disjointed in places, focus too much on Deadshot and end up following the normal superhero formula, but it was still a bit of fun with one standout character.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was excellent; she really brought an interesting craziness to the character and I can certainly see her in a Deadpool type of film. Everybody else was ok but there was not enough time spent on them as most of the spotlight was hogged by Will Smith’s rather tame Deadshot.
I was hoping for a bit more originality in the storyline but when you get down to it, it was just a bunch of anti-superheroes against some baddies, shame as there was plenty of potential for it to be mroe different.
I couldn’t work out why it was rated a 15 either as I’ve seen far more violent and potentially disturbing 12A’s. I don’t remember any swearing or OTT violence but perhaps it passed me by.
Verdict: Not as bad as expected and does have some good action
- Great Soundtrack
- Harley Quinn
- Too Much Deadshot
- Not as Original as it Should have been