Suicide Squad

Emily Lopez, Staff Writer

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Suicide Squad is a PG-13, science fiction/fantasy movie about a ragtag group of supervillains assembled to fight something much stronger than them and save the world, all while being problematic. The movie is 2 hours and 16 minutes long and is similar to Deadpool with humor and the general feel that says “just because I’m saving the world doesn’t mean I’m a hero or a good guy”.

Its main characters are Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Deadshot (Will Smith), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Incubus (Alain Chanoine) and the Joker (Jared Leto). Well, sort of.

The movie only got 26% Rotten Tomatoes despite a domestic total gross of $325 million. Many people were mentioning the amount of plot holes and uneven execution of action, character backstory, and the fact that scenes from the trailer were cut out from the movie. They feel that the movie just didn’t live up to the hype.

There are definitely reasons for it. David Ayer, director, was under a very strict release date by Warner Bros. Another issue they had was an abundance of reshoots because of backlash after the Batman v. Superman took itself too seriously.

Fans were disappointed by the lack of Joker in the movie considering the high influence he had in the trailers. Jared Leto, the actor who played the Joker, explains that while he was disappointed in having so many cut scenes, he understood why. Many of the scenes in which the Joker and Harley interacted together were cut out. This is because they wanted to interpret their relationship as more loving than abusive. However, there were deleted scenes of other villains too.

They were desperately trying to make the movie PG-13 although, in Leto’s own words in an interview with Edith Bowman, “…if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about the villains.” All in all, the movie is pretty good and definitely something to watch if you’re bored.

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