Thursday, August 4, 2016
Suicide Squad Review: Bad in all the Right Ways!
Suicide Squad centers on Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) who seeks to bring some of the most notorious criminals together to become an elite task force. Sure enough Waller is successful as she requires villains such as Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez). Things go array though when one of Waller's recruits, June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) goes rogue and awakens a mystical force in Midway City. To stop Enchantress Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) leads Task Force X into the city to deal with this supernatural threat; but that is easier said than done as the group not only has to deal with the witch's minions but also The Joker (Jared Leto)-who devises a crazy plan to get Harley back.
In the case of story, Suicide Squad was simple but effective. When dwelling on the film's events, the plot was not one that you could call complex; but then agian it did not have to be. When it came to sticking to ts concepts, the story passed with flying colors. The movie told the tale of supervillains coming together to become a team and the result was a tale that created an intriguing world that helped to expand on the DC Extended Universe. Even factors such as having a sporadic narrative and fast pacing worked to the stories advantage as it created a narrative that was as much of a thrill ride as it was stylish. The plot to Suicide Squad may be as simple as a story can get; but that does make this villainous tale any less enjoyable.
Seeing that we are dealing with a concept like Suicide Squad, it only made sense for the film's technical elements to be over the top. The movie's action was quite fitting. While it may not have been as definitive as the action seen in Captain America: Civil War or Batman v.Superman, this factor still worked for the movie as it led to moments that were both exciting and intense. The cinematography also played to film's benefit. While it did have some crazy moments at the beginning, the likes of cinematography and visuals were effective by giving the movie a sense of style. Along with these aspects was the movie's soundtrack which was just as outlandish as everything else. While the use of pop music could be a little excessive, it still worked by creating the right mind set for Suicide Squad; not to mention syncing well with the score by Steven Price.
Like Batman v.Superman, Suicide Squad is not your typical superhero film; despite it playing to strength seen in most summer blockbusters. Its strong sense of style and character makes the this dastardly movie both enjoyable and creative. While it may not change the wheel that makes up superhero films, Suicide Squad executes its strengths to near perfection; making this blockbuster not just the first of its kind but a must see for 2016.