Review: Suicide Squad Brings Humor to DC Comics’ Cinematic Universe

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Finally some humor in the bleak and dark world that is DC Comics movies. Writer / Director David Ayers’ Suicide Squad tells the tale of a group of super villains recruited and manipulated by the government as a contingency plan against meta-humans in a world where there is no Superman. If you think about it for more than 6 seconds the plot makes literally no sense.

With its insane marketing push Warner Brothers is hoping on breaking $1 billion worldwide from Suicide Squad and boy are they going to be disappointed when that doesn’t happen because as far as comic books movies are concerned Suicide Squad is in Batman & Robin territory – – hell this is Superman 3 levels of bad.

Suicide Squad
Harley Quinn suits up in Suicide Squad while Uncle Remus and Killer Croc ponder on their life choices.

Not even A-list actors Will Smith or Jared Leto could save this flick. Suicide Squad suffers from poor editing, a schizophrenic story line, blatant racism and sexism. Killer Croc’s character (played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) will go down as the Uncle Remus of comic book movies. Full disclosure I’d happily drink Margot Robbie’s bathwater any day of the week but is it really necessary to have every single shot of her be a tit or ass shot? I mean I’m not really complaining but Ms. Robbie is a hell of an actress with tons of brains, wit and some pretty funny lines after all a PG-13 entry isn’t going to top her performance in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Worst yet is the fact that compared to other movies in DC’s cinematic universe this feels cheap. Leto does what he can with what he was given in Ayers’ version of the Joker but that too falls flat. It’s all just one big letdown after another. I recommend you sit Suicide Squad out. It’s a better than Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin but a worse than 2003’s Daredevil.

Suicide Squad

Release Date: August 8th, 2016
Director: David Ayers
Writer: David Ayers
Distributed BY: Warner Brothers Pictures
Run Time: 123 minutes

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Chuck Livid

Chuck Livid hails from Miami, Florida. He did a zine in the '90s called Muddy Chaos and is best known for his work with independent music label Livid Records. Chuck lives in Boca Raton, Fl with his wife illustrator Helena Garcia and their son Nico. He founded TuffGnarl.com and hosts TuffGnarl.com's official music podcast - Another Music Podcast which is available on iTunes & Google Play

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