Based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, this film is a sequel and at the same time a reboot of the original and sees the ragtag team go on a mission to destroy a Nazi-era laboratory.
James Gunn has finally given us a movie that shows the ragtag team as it should be. His interpretation is everything it should be and so much more!
Let me just state that The Suicide Squad is one of the best comic book movies ever made. With it, David Ayer's terrible original is easily forgotten as this one puts it to shame.
Despite being impressed by what James Gunn did with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, I watched the trailer of this film with indifference, thinking, 'Oh yeah, James Gunn has hopped on board. What kind of mess are we in for now?' Well, his film truly is a mess, one that is bold and beautiful, artistic and violent, wonderful and daring.
Idris Elba leads the ensemble cast here, playing Robert DuBois/Bloodsport, a criminal chosen to lead the members of the Suicide Squad on a mission to a South American nation.
Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, the cold and calculating individual coordinating the mission from far away. Her job is to make sure the team succeeds, no matter the cost.
From the moment the Suicide Squad reaches the island, everything that could possibly go wrong begins to and as they begin to drop one by one, it's up to those left to finish the job or die trying.
I commend the efforts of all the actors; I can't quite single out anyone because they are all astonishing in their different portrayals of the messed-up individuals.
The action is bloody and beautiful, the cinematography is a work of art, and the special effects are out of this world. Also, there are some twists that you'll never see coming.
Despite the craziness that goes on throughout this movie, there is definitely a method to the onscreen madness and a lot of heart as well.
I had a swell time seeing The Suicide Squad and comic book lovers will too. I will definitely give it a second watch because it is so worth it!
Two thumbs way up for director James Gunn and the cast and crew for making this exceptionally creative masterpiece!