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The Suicide Squad (2021)

The Suicide Squad (2021)




Margot Robbie

Idris Elba

John Cena

Joel Kinnaman

Sylvester Stallone

Viola Davis

Directed by James Gunn

When watching you get immediately that James Gunn is best suited for this than his predecessor David Ayer. This movie is a standalone, and even though it has some characters from the 2016 Suicide Squad, the movie charts its own course.

For me in the end, the movie is just a mild one up to the previous one. It lacked a good story development momentum and did not make the best use of the characters. It seems more things were happening than the characters could cover. Leading to a lack of proper character arcs, which can make you bored quickly in the first half of the movie. Then the comedy comes in in the second half, which is funny at first as the old jokes come off cool hearing them again. Then it continues to churn them out until you get bored of that too.

While the final product is like a gory funny episode of a thousands ways to die, the movie does not gel well all its parts to make this a fun watch of something truly meaningful.

As we know how the suicide squad go, they are the villains who get sent to places to do the things the heroes are too goody goody to do. This time the government wants them to go into a country of Corto Maltese after the government is overthrown by an anti-American regime. It turns out the American government has some things in Corto Maltese that they do not want the world to know. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), sent a new team to go to the country and destroy a science facility in the country. The first team did not do a good job and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) got captured. The second team was sent led by Robert DuBois/Bloodsport (Idris Elba) were sent to finish the job.

It is this team that we get to follow and when they found out that Quinn was still alive and needing help, they dropped what they had to go save her. She joined up with the team heading to the facility to do the task that was given to them to complete. But as formulaic as these movies get to be, things took a turn and it turns out that even in their team not everyone is who the seem and not everything is as it seems.

Well if you choose to go see this film just note its main concern seems to be how best can we kill these people. Aiming for a gory result that will have the individual dismembered. You can find this at the cinemas or on HBO Max.


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