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If you're a fan of the comics you know what Suicide Squad is about. Amanda Waller, connected with the government agencies, creates Task Force X: a group of the baddest of the bad to carry out deeds to protect the world against what she believes is "rogue" superheroes. These baddies don't go willingly though, for Amanda placed small explosives in their neck and when they try to escape or disobey orders...pop goes the weasel.
The task of the Squad? To stop the Enchantress from taking over the world after she escapes Waller's control. The side story? Joker tries to grab Harley Quinn from Amanda's grasp. I won't go into too much detail for those of you who haven't seen the movie yet.
The Fresh Prince of Deadshot
Will Smith does an incredible job of playing Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot. Deadshot himself is an incredible character who has never missed a single shot as a hitman. The lengths he goes to to get his kill is extraordinary and quite cunning. The story itself focuses a lot around Floyd and his daughter Zoe.
Sometimes the film gets a little too Deadshot and Harley heavy but it works out for the best. will smith was also a little too much just that...Will Smith. He seemed too much of himself than Deadshot in certain scenes. Deadshot himself is funny, but Smith takes great lengths to make him even funnier.
The Clown Princess of Crime
Harley Quinn, the Joker's on-again-off-again girlfriend. In this flick though they are seriously ON. Both Jared Leto's Joker and Margot Robbie's Harley are very different than what we are used to in the 90s BTAS and comics. SPOILER: If you haven't seen any of the B-roll footage there are glimpses of Harley's original costume which was AMAZING for viewers who prefer the original Harley look.
For Harley's first silver screen portrayal we get a mix of classic Harley antics and New 52. Robbie does well to mix the two and the character came off great. She's not perfect, but then again not everyone can be Ryan Reynolds (hint, I'm not talking about Green Lantern either.)
As a Harley Quinn purist and expert on her and Puddin' I am a classic person. I wanted original Harley with her high squeaky Brooklyn accent and jester costume but times have changed. The could have at least kept the original black and red colors though instead of switching to pink and blue.
The Cast of Suicide Squad
Not much of the story is centered around the other central characters in the story. We get some backstory on El Diablo, and how Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Rick Flagg and Enchantress end up with the Squad but not much more than that. Hopefully with the sequel we will get more with these characters and not just centered around Deadshot, Harley, and presumably Joker.
If you're looking for a lot of Jared Leto's Joker, or even Affleck's Batman, don't bother. The Joker is in a good bit of the story but not as much as people would like but that's acceptable because JOKER IS NOT PART OF THE SUICIDE SQUAD! By the looks of it Joker was only put in there for ratings, hype, and a small side story since you can't have Harley's first appearance without Joker. Joker is portrayed as a "new-age" gangster with his many gold chains, tats, and basketball shorts. There are homages to the wonderful Alex Ross that we get to see in the movie and Jared Leto does a fantastic job. He's set the bar for a different Joker, since he is not like either Nicholson or Ledger. With not being in the movie much we hope to see more of Leto's Joker in Ben Affleck's upcoming solo film. Affleck himself is only basically a cameo role and probably on screen for maybe all of 3 minutes.
The movie itself is based on the Suicide Squad REBIRTH which started back in 2014. Many characters since the Squad's inception in 1959 were left out of the movie or completely forgotten now altogether. For certain Rick Flagg is the only original member in the movie. Maybe with upcoming and hopeful sequels we will see some original members and not just the REBIRTH Squad.
Jared Leto as The Joker
This film is a MUST SEE for those DC fans out there. It's different than any other DC film we've seen before and has equal parts of dark and light. Each character's portrayal is on point, a comic right out of the pages onto the screen. Don't believe everything Rotten Tomatoes and the critiques say, this film will possibly bring DC back on top to compete with the Marvel films. This movie, for it's lack of Rated-R, is our Deadpool. If DC keeps going in this direction the familiar sting of crap films can be soothed and redeemed.
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