Overall rating: 3/5
As a reaction to the idea that another Superman could show up and rip the world apart, intelligence operative Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) pushes to set up what will later call themselves the Suicide Squad. The squad is made up of dangerous criminals, including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje.) Under the command of Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the Squad is considered to not exist, and is only used by the Government in high-risk missions. Each member has a small bomb placed into their necks in case they decide to flee, which Flag has the magic button, and Waller offers time off their sentences if they agree to help.
Another member of the Suicide Squad is June Moon, an archeologist being possessed by a witch-goddess, the Enchantress, who turns on everyone in an attempt to rule with her brother, Incubus. The Suicide Squad is called in to extract a high-profile mark from Midway City. Although, the Squad is told the Enchantress’ attack is that of a terrorist and are not told who the mark is.
Later being joined by Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Flag’s bodyguard, who wields a mystic sword, the group sets out in a helicopter that gets shot down. (The amount of plane crashes in this movie was astounding, and made me wonder WHY everybody kept getting into them.) They continue to their destination on foot, where they run into the Enchantress’ minions, which makes the group begin to question what the mission is actually about.
After attempting to extract the mark, they are kidnapped and brought to the Enchantress. The Squad sets about saving the mark, and attempting to defeat the Enchantress. Harley feigns interest in joining her to get close, where she steals the Enchantress’ heart which allows her to be killed. The members of the Squad are returned to their prison with special privileges, where Harley is later rescued by her lover, Joker.
Overall, I did enjoy Suicide Squad. I always enjoy movies, books and comics set in the superhero universe. I agree with some of the negative reviews the movie has gotten, but it was an overall good movie. I would have liked to see a bit more detail in everyone’s story, and maybe a little more work in the editing.