Like many others, I had not heard of the Suicide Squad until the drop of the first trailers.
And, also like many others, I had not heard many in-depth reviews about it besides the basic plot summaries.
Going into the movie, I knew the actors who portrayed the main characters, and expected each one to bring something out in their characters that hadn’t been done before.
Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie certainly brought their best performances, however Cara Delevingne completely missed the mark.
Her portrayal of The Enchantress lacked any depth or story whatsoever, and Delevingne relied on other actors to carry the story completely.
Delevingne’s acting was sub-par at best, and the character she played was so poorly written that the whole plot felt forced and awkward.
Leto’s depiction of The Joker was one for the books. In the past, The Joker had been portrayed as just an insane villain, yet Leto gave new life to the role, depicting him as a charismatic gangster.
The plot revolves around a diverse crew of villains, many unknown to the majority of audiences, being used for good.
The beginning of the movie is basically setting up the background information on the main characters, but as there are so many, all with completely different backstories, the opening feels rushed and thrown together.
Even though this part of the movie was necessary to understand it thoroughly, it could have been done better and made connected instead of a montage of flashbacks to each characters’ past.
After the introductions, the movie settles into a steady pace and drastically improves.
The plot of the movie is very weak, but it is easy to overlook that fact with the luxurious editing, costuming, and fight scenes.
Featuring everything from Eminem to Creedence Clearwater Revival, the soundtrack really pulls together the work as a whole.
Overall, the movie introduces a possible new franchise and is very entertaining, despite its downfalls.