Suicide Squad (2016) Review!

Wonder Woman is having some great success at the box office and both fans and critics seem to love the movie. But let’s take a little trip into the past to Suicide Squad; a movie that looked really fun in the trailers but the end product just couldn’t deliver.

The idea behind Suicide Squad is nice but they just didn’t work it out properly. The Suicide Squad is mostly used to go on ‘black ops’ missions so when things go wrong there isn’t a connection with the US. In Suicide Squad they fight against Enchantress; a typical villain that could be perfectly combated with Batman, the Flash or any other member of the Justice League. It just doesn’t make sense why they would use the Suicide Squad for something like this. Besides that, Enchantress was another ‘meh’ villain; how many times are we going to see a baddie use something in the sky to destroy the world? It is getting pretty old.

Then there’s the problem of just having too many characters. It worked in The Avengers because they all (well for the most part) had solo movies which set up their character. In Suicide Squad we see a short introduction to the character and that’s where it ends for most of them. Some (like Harley Quinn and Deadshot) get a little more back-story but just not enough for you to actually care about any of them. They also put the Joker into this and I can’t figure out why; OK, he’s an essential part of Harley’s origin but they could have stopped at that. Now we get a bunch of scenes that are just unnecessary because they don’t really do anything to the plot. Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker was OK but it’s definitely not my favorite. Taking about acting; none of the performances really stand out. They are all OK but nothing special.

Conclusion:Combine all those things with lackluster action scenes and you have a movie that was destined to fail. It also didn’t help that they re shot a bunch of scenes to lighten to tone because it just doesn’t fit in the grand scheme of things. Suicide Squad could have been a decent film for the DCEU but it ended up being a failure.

Score: 5/10

 

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 66!

Last week I bought Dead Rising 3 and this week that zombie trend continues!

Dead Rising Watchtower and Suicide Squad (Extended Blu-ray Digibook) (blu-ray).

Dead Rising Watchtower isn’t going to win any awards but it’s a decent adaption of the Dead Rising games. Could it have been better? Definitely but it is OK. It was also really cheap which made the decision to buy it a lot easier.  Suicide Squad received a lot of bad reviews but I didn’t think it was that bad; an average movie (it could have used a better villain for example) but it seems that it’s cool to hate everything that DC puts out. This is the Digibook version which includes both theatrical version and the extended cut and it also includes a little book with some more information about the members of the Suicide Squad. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that there’s a little tear in the left bottom corner; that hurts my collector heart.

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Dead Rising (PS4)

The original! I played this game a lot on my Xbox 360 and I loved it! Even though it’s probably the hardest game in the series it’s still a ton of fun. I bought a physical version because I like to have physical copies of games that I really like (that’s why I’m looking for a cheap physical copy of Dead Rising 3).

What’s your favorite Xbox 360 game? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly pick-ups: Week 12!

It’s September! Another calm week but I think that it will be the last one. The next few weeks will be filled with purchases! But until then, here’s what I got this week.

New Suicide Squad volume 1

After watching ‘Assault on Arkham’ I wanted to read a Suicide Squad comic. I picked this one because it also features Deathstroke; one of my favorite bad guys!

New Suicide Squad Volume 1

What games are you picking up in the following weeks ? Let me know in the comments!