Suicide Squad Review

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

7 Plot-Great story, but the writing needed more humor.
8 Directing-Very well done, scenes were beautiful for the most part.
7 Acting-Everyone does a great job, but the humor was forced by several
8 Cinematography-Awesome camera shots throughout the movie.
7 Pacing-There were a few times I was looking at my watch in my head.

Fellow movie-goers: Enjoyable, although the humor was a bit forced.

Here’s the premise: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) thinks outside of the box, and has imprisoned some of the most dangerous criminals (Deadshot (Will Smith) Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) Diablo (Jay Hernandez) among others to do their bidding in exchange for clearing their records.

There are many parts of this movie that I love, a lot that I like, and still more that left me wanting more. The action was good, and the dialog was decent but the humor felt a little forced for the most part. I did love Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, she had fun with the part and that translated on the screen and to the audience as fun. As much as I love Will Smith, I felt like he should have had better repartee throughout the movie, his lines were some of the ones I felt where the humor was forced. Jared Leto brought a different spin on the Joker, while it is not my favorite adaptation of this character, I felt that Leto did a great job; but he needed more screen time for sure. One other thing was a bit off, and that was the pacing of the story, I felt there were times the story drug on too long, others that I wish they’d stayed a little longer on; just simply off by a little.

I have never read the comic book so I cannot compare to that, but I love superhero movies and this one did not live up to its predecessors; Guardians of the Galaxy did a much better job assembling a rag tag team of misfits to become superheroes.

I still believe this is worth a look on the big screen, even if it is just for Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn.


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