Suicide Squad Review

Suicide Squad
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto

Spoilers

I went into this film thinking that I would love it. I unfortunately came out a little disappointed. The film tells the story of the villains Deathshot, Harley Quinn, El Diablo among others. They’re teamed together to stop an even worse villain Enchantress. The acting in the film is beyond wonderful, and I loved most of the characters in the film. However the storyline was slightly dull and it seemed to be very poorly edited. There were some exciting moments yes, but most of it seemed to drag on and wasn’t very interesting. Perhaps the most interesting character in the film was Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie, as we got to know her backstory and how she fell in love with the Joker and was turned crazy. While their relationship borders upon abusive, they had an interesting dynamic and Harley was the best character with her quirky attitude and eagerness to fight things. Even if her costume was slightly sexualised, she wasn’t purely seen as a sexual object and could be seen as almost a childlike figure, especially to Deathshot who himself had a daughter.

Jared Leto’s Joker seemed a little forced and as expected was not as good as Heath Ledger. However he seemed to pull it off, and was interesting and complex to watch. In relief the film wasn’t completely about the Joker, but some of the most interesting scenes are the ones that featured him and Harley.

One of my favourite things about the film was the soundtrack. It’s full of classic rock songs with many recognisable artists and provided some charm to the film. The soundtrack is worth listening to and gives some enjoyable moments in the film, however the film could have been constructed a lot better.

2.5/5 stars

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