A film that I really had high hopes for like the rest of the world was Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice but when I saw it, I was terribly let down so any hopes I had for Suicide Squad was pretty much down the drain. I was avoiding this film because I thought it was going to be a travesty of epic proportions but on the flip side, it was pretty good and as a fan of DC comics, I was happy with it.
The film is not going to have you at the edge of your seat the way Christopher Nolan’s, dark knight trilogy did but this is a good film and it knows what its strengths are and its built on that. The writing is fantastic, it’s a wonderful script and it has essentially built on these core DC characters and has made a movie that is very entertaining.
A lot of talk before the movie released was Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker. It is easy to see that Leto has gone down into the depths to pull off this character but unfortunately he tries a little too hard and it seems too forced. What I did enjoy was the portrayal of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith), which was brilliantly done when they were on the screen you forgot they were actors playing a role and those performances are hard to come by.
I felt the character build up in the first 30-minutes of the film was long and weak, but the creation of suicide squad drew parallels with American politics which was very interesting however subtle they tried to make it.
The movie is a whole lot of fun and excitement and is definitely worth a watch and would be one of this years biggest blockbuster. I give it a 3.5/5