Suicide Squad Movie Review

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DC Comics’ Suicide Squad isn’t a bad movie. But it’s not that great either. Certainly not in a league with Marvel Comics’ Ironman or The Avengers movies. I liked the art direction and neon color schemes throughout the movie. The off kilter characters were fun too. But somehow the chemistry between them just didn’t work for me. Maybe one reason for that is that a lot of footage ended up on the cutting room floor, and with that footage the characters would have been more fleshed out – although the pacing of the movie would have undoubtably suffered. The final product in movie theaters seemed a bit simplistic to me. The storyline was pretty far fetched in my opinion. Sure, comic book adaptions are never all that realistic to begin with, but Marvel does a pretty good job making their movies feel as if their universe has cohesion and an internal integrity. Suicide Squad’s plot reminds a little too much of childish Saturday morning cartoons. And is it just me, or are there a lot of similarities to the new Ghostbusters? In both movies a small gang of oddballs faces a supernatural being in the middle of Manhattan that has a spinning energy vortex with lots of floating debrees.

3 stars

 




Ghostbusters Movie Review

ghostbustersBefore the release of the Ghostbusters remake, there was a lot of hatred directed towards it – especially against the all female leads. But it does a great job capturing the feel of the original, or how I remembered the original. The truth is, the original doesn’t really hold up all that well over the years. When I recently rewatched it, it felt old and dated. My memory of the movie was better than the actual movie. The new all-female Ghostbusters is the same great campy fun as the original release, but updated for today. The cast is funny, their chemistry works, and the movie is just plain fun to watch. What more do you want?!

4 stars