Suicide Squad

Published August 29, 2021

Suicide Squad

Film info

  • Title Suicide Squad
  • Director David Ayer
  • Year 2016
  • Run time 2hrs 3m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Fantasy
  • Tagline Worst heroes ever

It feels good to be bad... Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U. S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realise they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

Live blog

Time Comment
3:44 Aw, Harley Quinn is fab.
5:00 Meta-human.
9:11 “Let’s just say I put him in a hole and threw away the hole.”
17:33 Dr June Moone is a silly name, I like it.
26:17 “If this man shoots me, I want you to kill him and then clear my browser history.”
29:18 Who wears an ID badge on a t-shirt sleeve like that?
36:40 If it’s Task Force X, does that make them X-Men?
43:55 “I’m known to be quite vexing, I’m just forewarning you.”
48:52 I need an extended map with Midway on it now please.
52:54 “Stay evil, dollface.”
1:08:10 The soundtrack for this movie is so good.
1:09:09 Always curious about “embarrassed of us” rather than “by us.”
1:16:27 Waller is really crossing a lot of lines here.
1:20:47 “Let me guess, we’re heading for the swirling ring of trash in the sky. Because, why wouldn’t we?”
1:28:11 I love that he bolted the second he was free to go.
1:37:47 As sexy as a baseball bat is as a weapon, it’s not going to affect a god like that.
1:39:28 Aw, I feel bad for the people who had to set the bomb.
1:48:52 Yep, Waller is bad people.


This was better than I thought it was going to be but it took a really long time to get going. The first half hour or so introducing far too many characters was kinda dull but also a lot to process at the same time. And doubly annoying when it seemed like we were only supposed to care about two of the characters anyway. The movie picked up once the action did, and the interactions between Quinn (Margot Robbie absolutely stealing the whole movie, no wonder she got her own spin-off) and Deadshot were good.

The trouble with this film is that it shows either how bad and boring the DC characters are, or what a bad job it did of selling them.

Rating: 3 / 5

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