After reading lots of negative reviews, I finally got to watch one of the most anticipated comic book films this year. Here’s my review of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Let’s start with the good stuff. The performances were awesome. Jared Leto’s Joker isn’t the best around, but he certainly nailed it and even made it his own. Margot Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn is my favorite part of the film, giving the character the right balance between insanity and humanity. I’m not the biggest comic book fan, and I certainly haven’t read a lot of them, but the performances were exactly how I imagined them to be. It takes quite awhile to get things going, but when they do, it’s crazy fun.
The weakest aspect of the film is the way the story is told. Just like Batman V Superman, the story wasn’t fluid enough, and it was a bit tonally inconsistent, but I guess that’s the sacrifice to make it as close to its source material. Another problem is that some scenes were too dark, I mean literally dark. I don’t know if it was the burned out bulb of our cinema’s projector, but there scenes wherein I couldn’t make out what was onscreen. David Ayer could’ve used a little help in the action department, although the action scenes were fun so you wouldn’t mind the flaws.
Suicide Squad isn’t as bad as the others say. The storytelling gets kinda messy, but when everything’s set up, it’s all good fun. I guess it helps to lower your expectations and just let go and have fun sometimes, and as a result, I really enjoyed the film. It’s not perfect, but it sure is fun.
My Rating – 7/10