Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Suicide Squad Movie Review

Will Smith & Margot Robbie (r) star in Suicide Squad

Till Death Do Us Part

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: From director David Ayer ("Fury," "End of Watch") comes "Suicide Squad," starring Oscar nominee Will Smith ("Ali," "The Pursuit of Happyness") Oscar winner Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club") Margot Robbie ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Focus") Joel Kinnaman (Netflix's "House of Cards") and Oscar nominee Viola Davis ("The Help," "Doubt.") It feels good to be bad... Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

"You want to put our national security in the hands of witches, gang-bangers and crocodiles?" Sounds crazy, I know; but not half as crazy as mucking up a surefire hit on its' first at-bat. Suicide Squad is a clusterfu*k of epic proportions, single-handedly ruined by a talented director (seemingly) gone astray. Smith and Robbie shine (can you say spin-off?) but otherwise, it's almost as bad as last year's Fantastic Four. It's poorly written, downright ridiculous in spots (Enchantress & her minions) and has way too many characters, that deserve/require more than a music video intro. Grade? D for disappointing.

Grade: D