Reviews are going to be something I plan on writing quite frequently to pique interest of those who love all things pretty much. A review here at That One Birch could be a movie, book, a product, or even a piece of gum. Either way make sure to check them out and I would absolutely love to read everyone’s insights into said reviews. If you don’t like reviews then that’s cool too. Just blindly try things who am I to stop you?
Something I want to add: reviews may have spoilers. Ye be warned. Arrrrr!
I want to mention that this is one of those movies that I know so many anticipated for so long and it felt like it would never be here. So now that it is here, let’s review:
So Suicide Squad takes place after Batman vs. Superman — a movie I will not review because you don’t want to know what I have to say about this disasterpiece — Superman is thought to be dead. Or he is. Who am I to say he isn’t. I don’t know his life. The Suicide Squad is formed together to handle tasks that are deemed too mediocre for the likes of superheroes like Batman. Search and rescue missions and what have you. The Squad is made up of a band of supervillains who everyone knows and (mostly?) loves. One key supervillain that everyone was looking forward to in this movie was The Joker.
So it’s no surprise that Jared Leto is quite upset about how his adaptation to The Joker came out. He was almost entirely cut out of the movie except for snippets here and there that surely didn’t get his character down the way I’m sure it was meant to be. I know that the character we’re speaking of is The Joker who doesn’t have to have rhyme or reason for his intentions, but I still feel like there were just way too many random scenes with him in it. Sure, the Joker would lay among a nice collection of knives on the floor cackling menacingly but for the sake of a movie, why was he doing it? There was clearly more that we weren’t privileged to see in the final production.
My husband and I discussed the movie after going to see it and we both had our own perspectives on the film. Personally, I found it to be quite entertaining. It kept me interested and like everyone else I was excited to see Harley Quinn on the big screen in all her psychotic glory. Of course after the movie I couldn’t stop singing You Don’t Own Me for the next two days. Tracy on the other hand, felt that the movie’s plot wasn’t something that the Suicide Squad should have done. The Suicide Squad saved the world from the Enchantress and her brother? Where was Batman at this point? Too busy trying to put together the league of extraordinary misfits to save the world? Wonder Woman could have taken time to pop in and do a little lasso skit on the Enchantress. Of course from the beginning of the movie we knew that Superman was out of the question.
Going back to the discussion Tracy and I had, I came to the movie’s defense in stating that the main mission wasn’t to save the world. It was a search and rescue mission which they succeeded in that just happened to turn into a ‘hey, let’s save the World before we hit the cells’ sort of mission. Even after I tried defending the movie though I found myself siding with him on this one. There should have been someone else to save the day and not the Suicide Squad.
Overall reviews appear to be a mix of good and bad for this movie. There’s no doubt that when it comes out on video I will be getting it for the deleted scenes in the hopes of seeing more of our beloved Joker. However, I still feel that the movie could have been better and I would likely give it a 7 out of 10. It entertained but the plot was a bit of a miss. Also, not enough Joker. C’mon, guys!
Comment to let me know what you thought of the movie. Did it crash and burn or was it everything you hoped it would be?