By Modesto Briseno
Senior Movie Reviewer
With all the recent uproar and overall outrage on the internet about this flick, I think it’s only natural for me to throw in my 2 Cents in the whole Suicide Squad debate. Debate because people seem to be loosing their shit over what is supposed to be yet another awesome summer blockbuster. A Summer blockbuster choc full of violence, allusions to sex, and good ole Batman, the very things all American’s yearn for.
I believe Suicide Squad’s mastermind, David Ayer, did a very fucking awesome job in bringing my ass out to the theater in the first place. I usually don’t find my way near a movie theater unless it’s for Poke Stops or if it’s near a mall where I like to get my consumerist fingers on the newest fashion and gizmos. And the trailers did a good job of getting my ass out of my house for once. That’s 6 point already for this flick.
The next 2 points the movie earned from me were from the Amazing Violence and overall sexiness of Harley Quinn played by the illustrious Margot Robbie. You might recognize her if you watched Wolf of Wall Street a few years back. I think her acting in this movie was spot on. She fit the Harley Quinn role very well and the Casting Director deserves extra credit or a fatter paycheck for casting her in this role. It’s easy for studios and directors to mess these castings up with overall shitty actors and actresses, but not this set of Film geniuses.
I think from start to finish this movie packed in as much information on these fairly new characters to the DC Movie universe. If you’re a nube like me then you’re in for a pretty damn good back story for a Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Enchantress, Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, etc. They don’t waste my time with filler on their stories, just a quick run through and you’re good to strap yourself in for the ride.
Going into this flick I had really high standards for the role of Joker. When Jared Leto was cast I thought he would turn Joker into a pre pubescent screamo boytoy but I was wrong again. Trying to fill the legendary shoes left behind by the great Heath Ledger was something that probably ketp Jared up at night during the filiming of this movie, but I think he managed to come out as an equal to that performance.
Will Smith… Excellent. Definitely no Indpedence Day Will Smith performance but pretty damn close.
The Only set back for this film, I think, were the shitty CGI sequences with The Enchantress. Total shit honestly. I would hope that the movie studio was tight on cash due to the pretty killer soundtrack the movie came with. Oh yeah. If you like good music you’ll get plenty of it in this flick. Except the Eminem song. That one kinda sucked.
Honestly I’ve never read the Suicide Squad comics or graphic novels, but I sure as hell am gonna pick one of them up soon and now that we get to have digital versions of these, there is no excuse other than no cash for you or I to get these things. I’m sure people outside of my inner circle of friends who appreciate the DC Universe would give this film an equal rating if not better. A lot of critics were outraged about the violence, Secual innuendo, objectification of Harley, etc… But I would only have one thing to tell those critics: Chill the hell out. This is a comic book movie. I expect action, violence, and a good damn time. This aint no Gosford Park or A Beautiful Mind, nominate me for an Academy Award movie. This is just plain fun. And if you can’t have fun, then don’t watch Suicide Squad.
Kilson Street Movie Rant Score: 8/10
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