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