I am normally not that much into the whole DC and Marvel superhero universe. However, as there was a lot of hype lately around the new DC film Suicide Squad (director David Ayer) I got very excited about going to the cinema and watching it right on the release day in the UK last Friday. The film has a great stunning cast including Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevingne.
The basic story of the film is about Amanda (Viola Davis) who is leading a secret government agency and therefore recruits a group of the world’s most dangerous imprisoned crazy, psychic supervillains and provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal to execute a dangerous mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity in exchange of their remission of sentence if they are successful. If not, they’ll die.
The different roles of the characters are played very well, especially the crazy, funny, passionate and psychic character of the Joker, embodied by Jared Leto who got the creepy crazy laugh on point. Will Smith as Deadshot delivers a great performance in both the action scenes and emotional parts, creating an emotional relationship with the viewer. Margot Robbie also did a great job, playing the crazy hilarious Harley Quinn showing her psychic character, but also an emotional and breakable site. Unfortunately, as there are a lot of main characters who are only briefly introduced, not everyone gets as much attention as they would have needed to be better understood.
The main story has a good basic scenario with many psychic and dark characters, creating an entertaining, funny and creepy atmosphere. However, the story itself is not at all what I expected. With a very interesting beginning about how the villains were recruited the story was in my opinion quite straight forward and too simple with a very strange ending, especially as the trailers seemed to promise a lot of exciting actions. I was kind of disappointed by the overall turn of the story itself but enjoyed the film in total.
However, all in all, I think especially regarding the cast and funny, crazy and psychic characters and despite I’m not really into the superhero universe, I would like to see the film again, as I really enjoyed watching it and think it was a special time.