Movie Review: ‘Suicide Squad’

August 6, 2016 at 8:25 am | Posted in DC Entertainment, Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

There’s been a lot of hype for Suicide Squad as the competition between DC and Marvel┬áhas heated up. When it comes to the big screen, Marvel reigns supreme, and DC is looking to take the crown. While the Suicide Squad isn’t a complete miss, it does fail to threaten Marvel’s box office supremacy. It’s a great idea with some great moments, however it falls short of what it could have been.

In a way, Suicide Squad is the antithesis of The Avengers. Whereas the Avengers movies are clean, polished powerhouses of good guy team-ups, the Suicide Squad is a dirty, chaotic mess of the bad guys. Because of that overall feel and theme, the film can afford to get away with some of that messiness, even though it still hurts the film overall. The editing and flow of the movie is a little clunky as backstories are hamfistedly shoved in at the beginning as some of the characters are introduced. Other flashbacks are awkwardly dropped later in the movie. That flashbacks in of themselves aren’t bad, and they do give audiences a taste of who these people are, but the way the director put them into the film lacks a bit of finesse. They’re just kind of shoved in there with some blunt narration. There’s no subtlety, and not much style to the way they tried to integrate most of the backstories and flashbacks into the movie. On top of that, there’s some issues with the overall direction of the film. As long as you don’t look to deeply into anything, it’s fine, but when you start examining things are trying to put things together, the story and elements start to fall apart. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Suicide Squad’…

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