Fab review of ‘Suicide Squad’ #filmreview
Suicide Squad is a hot, hot mess. There’s some good stuff on offer here- the best that DC have been able to cobble together since The Dark Knight– but it’s muzzled by a checklist military hodgepodge plot and a film student editing job that makes the Margot/Smith mega-movie more music video than film. Luckily, because of the bitty puzzle-piece plot, it’s not too much of a challenge to separate the good from the bad. And the very bad. So that’s what I’m going to try to do.
Ayer’s antihero flick is a bipolar blockbuster of binary halves: half a good cast, half a bad one; half a good script, half a bad one; half an original idea, smothered in its bed by a pillow stuffed with cash. And as that metaphor implies, none of this is a surprise. The film is a mess because the production was a mess…
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I read a similar review in the Wall Street Journal and even our local rag, which LOVES movies geared to the young, the gore-loving and the mindless, gave it only two stars.
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I went to see it on Sunday and wasn’t impressed. To be fair, I’m probably not the target audience but I have quite eclectic taste in films (I loved Deadpool) but I thought this was awful.(The review was written by my son btw 🙂 )