Suicide Squad

Actors: / /

If you’re tired of good guy-super heroes, then you’re going to love the sociopathic killer-super heroes in the action film, Suicide Squad. Once again the world is in danger and no super heroes seem to be available. Special operative Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) takes a trip to the prison to pick out a team of super-villains. Her selection of criminals is incredible: starting with a hitman named Deadshot (Will Smith) who never misses his target, a psychotic criminal named Harley Quinn (Margo Robbie), the Joker (Jared Leto), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye), and Katana (Karen Sukuhara) to round out the team. Amanda promises them shorter prison sentences and agrees not to kill them if they complete the mission. (Some incentive.) The unlikely teammates begin their search for the Enchantress (Cara Delevigne) who is sending rock-like beings into the world. The first thirty minutes of the film is dedicated to character development and introducing the Suicide Squad. Maybe I’m a little out of my comic book years but the only villain I even slightly recognized was the Joker. (Of course I couldn’t read my old comic books if I wanted to.) The acting by the ensemble cast was top-notch and the soundtrack was transitioned perfectly with the scenes and characters. Fans of the good guys will be treated to cameos of the Flash and Batman. Unfortunately, the script is so bad even the action the can’t keep the film from dragging on. (On second thought, I can’t say I recall any semblance of a plot. Disappointing.) The biggest problem is the team has no real enemy to rally against. If you lower your expectations, you may have fun with this film and I’m giving it a C+ rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.