Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Okay, let’s make one thing clear right away, before we delve any deeper into The Suicide Squad: This is a dumb movie, with surely lots of plotholes, meaniepooface characters flat as pancakes and a plot to forget about. Got it? Still here? Good. Coz TSS was a fun movie, very entertaining and not at all boring.
That TSS turned out way better and more funny than the first Suicide Squad flick of 2016 is
mostly entirely due to its director and screenplay writer James Gunn. Yes, the Guardians of the Galaxy guy. He saved the damaged franchise with this sequel. You know why?
Coz this was a James Gunn movie! He is the sole credited screenplay writer and was fully supported by Warner Bros, who kept out of the filmmaking process and gave Gunn total creative control! You think we had so many wonderful paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Van Gogh had they painted in a collective and everything decided by a committee? As much as I love that in politics and society, we’re talking about art here. The singular vision rules! Some even say this was his best work yet. I’m not so sure about that but TSS was a good movie in its own rights. Enuff said.
Let’s talk about the cast: What I found a friggn shame on on one hand and funny af on the other, was that some of the advised and backstoried characters already died very quickly and very brutally only some minutes into their raid. The Suicide Squad as good as finished already on the landing beach! 😮
We learn quickly that there is a second team on the island to do the job. They merge with the survivors of the first team and the fun can continue. And fun it is indeed … if you’re not too squirmish. And why would you be? Both teams are made up from choice collection assholes, so get over it if some of them are dying in disgusting ways. Oh, did I mention TSS is not PG-13 but only for 16 y/o and older. Pff, never heard of that silly restriction before but what do I know about the finer differences of American censorship? I mean they are the “free folk” so who am I to question such inconsequential things.
But maybe for American kidz it’s important to be kept away from images of deaded birds, knives in still beating hearts, exploding heads and all the fun stuff. Anyhoo, it’s no real loss if both Suicide Squads are losing members left and right; they are all right assholes. Goofy tho. But still assholes. 😐
Speaking of dramatic: As everybody knows there is no comedy without gut-wrenching drama and melancholy. In TSS is was the character of Polka-Dot Man who suffered a very sad childhood as a kinda lab rat for his ambitious sciency mother … and of course Harley Quinn. Only in this, the most funny of the Harley Quinn movies, we see how broken and fuxxed up that girl really is.
What irked me about this movie was that many actors and their roles were criminally underutilized. For example Michael Rooker. I was really looking forward to have fun with him for 2 hours … turned out he was deaded after 15 mins or thereabouts. Similar, and even earlier deaths stole Nathan Fillion, Jai Courtney, Stephen Blackehart, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg and many others from us. How did they die? Stupid! How else? 🙂
King Shark: Hand!
Amanda Waller: Yes, that is your hand. Very good.
Let’s watch a video for research and film studies, ok?