Suicide Squad: Deadly in a good way

Saturday August 06, 2016 Written by Published in Entertainment
The leading characters from the movie Suicide Squad which is screening at the Empire Cinema this week. 16080525 The leading characters from the movie Suicide Squad which is screening at the Empire Cinema this week. 16080525

IF THERE is anything “to die for” this weekend, it has to be the Suicide Squad, now screening at the Empire Cinema.


It’s deadly as its sounds. Deadly in a good way; in fact, a very good way.

Not long ago, I wrote about Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice and how there is this rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel Studios to outsmart each other with their superhero movies.

Marvel Studios is bringing their superheroes together in what they are calling Civil War. DC Comics, on the other hand, is in the process of making Justice League which will feature their band of heroes.

Suicide Squad is a superhero film based on the DC Comics anti-hero team of the same name.

It’s a group on its own, a squad of some very bad people with special skills kept under a strong guard by a special team.

After Superman’s death in Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice, the US intelligence operative Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) feels the need to assemble a team of deadly assassins who can fight with alien forces.

She chooses a team of the worst criminals, wicked, crazy and considered a threat to the national security.

They include an expert marksman and assassin Deadshot (Will Smith), crazed supervillain and former psychiatrist Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), a former Los Angeles gang member with fire-conjuring powers El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), a supervillain with reptilian features Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), who specialises in killing people using boomerang.

Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), one of the finest soldiers, is chosen to lead the group.

Apart from them, Waller is also interested in recruiting archaeologist Dr June Moone (Cara Delevingne), who during an expedition gets possessed by witch-goddess known as Enchantress.

Things get out of control when Enchantress tries to regain her power and destroy mankind.

Waller summons the Suicide Squad to eliminate the Enchantress and her plans, in return of immunity. The squad has other ideas.

In the background, Joker (Jared Leto), a psychopathic supervillain, who escapes from the prison with help of his girlfriend Quinn, is trying to rescue her from the clutches of the guards.

Director David Ayer, known for his work in Brad Pitt’s Fury, makes Suicide Squad as easy as it is for those who have no idea who these characters from the comics are.

His clever introductory sequences of each of them grips the audience’s attention and compels them to yearn for more about their abilities and skills.

Ayer makes the bad guys look good with a superb balance of emotion and humour that surely helps Suicide Squad feel painless than it sounds.

The cinematography from Roman Vasyanov is brilliant and it captures what the director intends to show in each of the characters portrayed in the movie.

Although, all of them are dangerous criminals, their characters are very different from each other but blends in well, thanks to a well-structured script. 

The cast puts on a hearty performance but Robbie, with her killer look, tops them all.

Quinn is a crazy character, a mad lover and extremely gorgeous woman, among other things, and Robbie aces them all.

In a nutshell, Suicide Squad is movie about evil humans with super skills who have the power to become the kinds of superheroes that the world (and probably DC Comics needs).

But the question is, will this latest venture save DC Comics in their battle against an overpowering Marvel Studios?

See this movie and decide for yourself.

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