Suicide Squad review


Entertainment editor, Cassiana Pozzi (’18), with a Suicide Squad cosplayer.

Cassiana Pozzi, enterainment editor

     Suicide Squad is a superhero movie that is quite different from most superhero movies, because it was actually about the villains in DC Comics. Although receiving very low ratings early in the opening week, the movie delivered a more twisted story about the bad guys of Gotham, Central City, and Metropolis. Each character was given a backstory that was important to the plot, which ended with a group of really bad guys working together. Characters from the popular DC Comics include, The Joker, Harley Quinn, El Diablo, Rick Flagg, The Enchantress, Captain Boomerang, Katana, Slipknot, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Amanda Waller, and even scenes with The Flash and Batman.

     The movie started with many characters’ back story of their life of crime which resulted in them serving time in Belle Reve, a prison in the swamp lands of Louisiana. The movie quickens the pace after introducing the last member, the Enchantress, and the main conflict takes place in the first 20 minutes. The biggest problem is caused by The Enchantress, who is her host June Moon, cannot control. Amanda Waller, who is affiliated with multiple law agencies, pushes the idea of Task Force X, which is the group of villains being held at Belle Reve. And in the time of crisis involving The Enchantress, Task Force X is immediately thrown together by Rick Flagg and Amanda Waller. Soon after, the group is sent to Midway City to fight the evil forces caused by the Enchantress. A lot of bantering takes place during this time between characters such as Rick Flagg, Harley Quinn, and Deadshot which turns the movie in a comedic direction away from the serious storyline it started with. Even during the turning point in the story where the team realizes the truth about the need for the task force, which causes trouble with the team and Rick Flagg, the movie doesn’t fail with making the audience laugh. Clichely, teamwork theme sparks up just in time for the last battle scene between Task Force X and The Enchantress.

     Not to spoil the ending in anyway, but it does set itself up for Justice League, coming out next year.