Figuring they're all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own
Ok so I read all the critics reviews (maybe not all of them). Tried not to continue to see all of the spoiler trailers so I can feel like I didn't see the good parts of the movie. But still, still I went to see this movie most critics listed as a 26% on the rotten tomato meter. But a 76% on the user's score. Once again, boy was I wrong. Cheated again. Well, not all that cheated because it is $5 movie Tuesday. So here is my take of what I wanted to see and what actually occurred on screen.
Known criminals in the DC universe are locked away and caught by an intelligence secret ops officer and makes a decision to use them as an experiment in case Superman goes bananas. So good intro to getting know the characters, so backstory, relavents to the job as well as what will keep them working together. Also perhaps a mutual enemy or enemies they would gather together to help defeat. Wrong story, wrong presentation and just plain wrong. The movie starts off with defining the characters and how they got caught. Viola Davis as the Crazy evil Intelligence officer shines brightly as she convinces government officials her plan is the right plan to use these incarcerated criminals. Then we go into the Joker scenes that relates to Harley Quinn. Joker would have been great stand alone movie with the suicide squad or at least one of the direct protagonists. Nope its to kissy Kissy and how he wants to find Harley. Good presentation and pretty good acting. would have been best to just use him. Will Smith as always is the sad dad or antivilian that has a child and wants to do the right thing. The other supplemental characters weren't very likable or made me want to see any more of them.
Story line, The enchantress, a historic witch takes over a woman body and is only controlled by her heart kept securely in a James Bond motion detection suitcase by Amanda Waller the Intelligence crazy lady. The enchantress some how breaks free of her control for a little while and releases her brother that we have no idea he existed. He materializes and wrecks havoc on the city. With that addition, I was waiting for her mother and father to show up next. And what is the brother and sister plan you might ask? You guessed it, they want to take over the world. The Enchantress somehow learns some kind of MIT engineering knowledge and starts to create a machine to rule the word. I just think that was a bad writing of machines into the script. When she starts building this machine, it looks like (i kid you not) an Avengers destruction of the world look alike or Fantastic Four Dr Doom negative zone portal or a Ghostbusters hell opening, you get the idea. The team is tricked in saving someone unknown in side a tall ass building in the middle of town and it happens to be Ms. Amanda. They have chips in their body so they can't run away. By the way someone tries and they use the iPhone killer app and he dies. After they free Amanda and her helicopter crashes, the story becomes a , ooo I killed too many people, ooo my husbands dead i want revenge, ooo I want to see my daughter nonsense. but somehow all of this BS helps them to go after finding Amanda and save the day. Really? I was very disappointed with this movie and look forward to the Harley Quinn solo movie and perhaps some cross over characters but I tell you, not another Suicide Squad. Unless they get a director that can present a better story line and not try to make people like them. Also DC better find their identity soon because they will continue to get their fan boys for the first weekend then the money will drop off. Speaking of this story the Suicide squad are anti-heroes not lovable heroes. This should have been darker than all the Christopher Nolan Batman's combined. And not just the cinematography. I agree on the low score it has been receiving.