Being one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, its safe to say that Suicide Squad had a lot to live up to, the question is however, did it? The answer, kind of. Was the film bad, absolutely not. Was it the greatest film DC Comics has ever put out? No. Let me explain.
First off, I will say this. Every actor in the film impressed me. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, and the rest of the cast all gave good performances. It was script and the story its self that I was not as impressed with.
First off, the opening. Was it necessary, probably. And I actually kind of enjoyed it because it was something different. My issue however was how long it was. I understand that there were a lot of characters and that we had to be given their backstories, well at least the casual movie goer who didn’t know them did. So in this case I will forgive them for the excessively long introduction, I just don’t want to see it again.
Second, the ending. I felt like the movie was going great up until the climax. The fight scene at the end was really cool, I just feel like it was rushed. I feel like the transition to the climax was a little forced and I would have liked to have scene more between the time they got off the wrecked plane and when they completed their original mission.
Here’s what I did like, Margot Robbie. She was amazing as Harley Quinn, and gave the best performance in the entire movie. She did a great job of going from psychotic to intelligent, and managed to make her character to look very selfless at times, and obnoxious and rude at others. Her sharp delivery of her lines was great, and enjoyed every moment she was on screen, and after leaving the movie all I could think was I want more Harley Quinn.
Overall I did enjoy the movie, there were just a few details that I didn’t, but were certainly not enough to make me completely reject the film. All I can say is that if you are a movie snob, this isn’t for you. However, if you enjoy a quirky action packed film, with great music, and fun performances, this movie is one you should definitely watch.