Cast - 70%
Story - 50%
Music Score - 80%
Effects/Quality - 70%
Originality - 60%
Now available on DVD comes one of the highest grossing movies of 2016, from the director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s House of Cards) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt).
The movie which brought one of the most unexpectedly memorable characters of the DC Comics universe to life, her origins don’t actually come from the comics but created for the Batman: The Animated Series. Margot Robbie exquisitely brings this psychiatrist turned psychopath to us in a lovable and iconic way.
I remember reviewing the movie Focus in which the on screen chemistry between Will Smith and Margot Robbie was undeniable, this chemistry still lingers in Suicide Squad despite the character of Harley Quinn being in a relationship with the Joker, to say their relationship is dysfunctional is an understatement, so it just shows the leading star power of an actor like Will Smith.
The government turns to a collection of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains formed into a black ops team that’s set loose into situations where the United States prefers to deny involvement. When a mysterious and powerful entity is set loose, this team is sent on a desperate effort by Amanda Waller to prove to the government that this unlikely team up will work but not expecting everyone to survive the mission hence the name “Suicide Squad”, a team that includes the likes of Deadshot, Killer Croc, the Enchantress, Captain Boomerang, and Harley Quinn. Throw in Harley’s on again, off again boyfriend, the Joker, and the mission is sure to devolve into chaos and bloodshed.
Loved the soundtrack and this new storyline addition to the DC Comics Movie Universe, didn’t mind the watered down attempt to squeeze in Batman and the Joker into the storyline, as creating a movie with these random characters is a mission in itself which get the attention of worldwide audience. If you didn’t catch it at the cinemas then this is one to watch regardless if you a fan of superhero movies.
The DVD also comes with a “Gag reel” as a special feature.
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Superhero, Action
Age Rating: Mature
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: November 2016
- I enjoyed the characters of the movie but thought that the main story line got drowned by the characters and their emphasis – Leon de Bruin