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5th August
written by Adam

In the shadow of Superman the world has developed a fear for unknown superpowers that might pose as a threat to earth. So, naturally, in order to combat the unknown, a secret government agency run by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to round up some of the world’s greatest super villains to create a dream team of bad guys to fight badder guys. It’s an antihero free for all! But, is the world big enough to fit all this evil?suicidesquad Written and Directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) this convoluted mix of story lines reaches for the stars but only manages to grasp a rain cloud of frustration by spending the first third of the film giving origin stories to all of the characters but really focusing a majority of screen time on Deadshot (Will Smith), world’s deadliest assassin, and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), a former psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum gone completely mental with a penche for booty shorts and baseball bats. As for the rest of the squad, a small taste is given, but we have no reason to care about them, except for the underutilized Diablo (Jay Hernandez)– one of the few rounded and more three dimensional characters. And then, there’s the elephant in the room, The Joker (Jared Leto), a modernized gangster version of the anarchist audiences have come to love and fear, quite possibly the most interesting character on the screen and yet has the least amount of overall screen time out of all. That is to say, there are interesting characters within this film; but the ones we want more of are sadly given far less to do. Meanwhile the last two acts of the film twist and turn in such a safe and predictable fashion, shoulder shrugs are the final reaction. Finally, bringing the cow back into the barn, the supposed main antagonist who shall remain nameless for the sake of SPOILER ALERT factor is brought down in one of the largest plot hole finishes in recent history, blast it all, foiled again by these meddling kids! If you’re a comic fan you’ll see this anyway, but save yourself the dime and go matinee, for the rest of the world, this is rental at best. Suicide Squad is rated PG-13.

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