First off, I should probably start by letting you know that this isn’t a film that I would typically watch at the cinema. Although I love X-men, I don’t usually watch superhero films, and so don’t really have that much knowledge of them! So maybe bear that in mind whilst reading this…
Despite the mixed (and that’s putting it lightly) reviews of the film from the critics, I actually really enjoyed Suicide Squad. The film was jam packed with action throughout, and my eyes were glued to the screen for the entire film – I was hooked! Instead of the usual goodie vs baddie storyline, it was baddie vs badder, as a team of supervillains were recruited from their prisons to fight the evil power of the Enchantress (Cara Delevigne), who planned to take over the world.
The cast was full of big-name, talented actors and actresses, and I loved that there was such diversity within them – with a mixture of races, genders and nationalities, everybody could relate to at least one of the characters. Each supervillain was introduced through a brief back story, showing their powers and evil acts before they were caught and imprisoned. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), a prison psychiatrist that fell in love with the Joker and became twisted, fearless and so sassy, Deadshot (Will Smith), an assassin that never misses a shot, and the Joker (Jared Leto), a character that even I knew of before seeing the film, were by far my favourites, and were played amazingly. I also thought that Cara Delevigne did a great job. Before watching I had no idea whether she was chosen to be in the film for her acting skills or for her name, but I thought she definitely showed that she has acting talent, essentially playing two characters!
I would have liked to have seen more about the background all of the characters, especially those given less of a focus, such as Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), who I thought had the potential to be a great character given more attention. I also would have loved to have seen more about Harley and Joker’s relationship, but with the potential for more films to come after this, I think that one focusing on them would be amazing!
As far as entertainment goes, I thought this was a great film. Although it did have some flaws, it kept me hooked from begin to end. And I also already now know that I want to dress up as Harley Quinn for Halloween (although maybe with not so short shorts, I think only Margot Robbie can pull those off!!)
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