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Monday, August 8, 2016

Suicide Squad: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a group of dangerous criminals led by hitman Deadshot (Will Smith) and the Joker's (Jared Leto) darling Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) whom she believes that can also do good. After a violent attack in the Midway City, the team is sent down to stop the malevolent entity from creating a bigger damage. With bombs on their neck, these supervillains must co-exist to follow orders in order to survive.

Suicide Squad is currently lambasted by a lot of critics but for me, the film was an enjoyable assembly of antiheroes. There are a lot of talents in the screen, amazing action set pieces and yes, a lot of Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn. Not to mention the awesome OST that is still stuck on my head until now. It is boosted by undeniably entertaining portrayals of committed cast to bring these characters alive on the big screen. Although the film didn't quite reach the maximum potential of the whole idea; the entire squad still provided loads of quality entertainment throughout. It should also loosen up and create its own shadow and separate itself from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The stars did a great job in lighting up their roles. Margot Robbie simply stole the spotlight. She played Harley Quinn with the right amount of madness, twisted and dark but loads of fun. It is good to finally see the swagger back in Will Smith. He is really effective throughout and stand out as the leader of the group. Jared Leto may have been too busy overplaying the joker, but I guess he was fine and just need more screen time and depth for his character. He should be the main villain as his role just felt incomplete.

Overall, Suicide Squad is "funtastic" and lively comic book flick despite of its obvious flaws. It is one of the best entries from  DC Cinematic Universe, and I really hope that it could spawn a sequel in the future or at least a Joker and a Harley Quinn film. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto

Directed by: David Ayer
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures PH
Now showing in cinemas nationwide


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