Movie Review – Suicide Squad
This movie isn’t about the good guys or heroes, its about the bad guys saving the world. Wait..what? Yup. Gathering villains such asHarley Quinn (favorite character for me in the movie) to Dead Shot (played by Will Smith) and a few others take on The Enchantress a witch from another time/dimension set to destroy earth.
Many of the characters could have used more fleshing out. But Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn steals the show. She’s witty, crazy, and addictive.
Another thing I was miffed about was Waller tells about how the Joker and Harley Quinn were the King and Queen and lo to anyone who rebuts the Queen. Then the scene changes to that incident she’s talking about, but all the Joker does (which is off-camera) is shot the guy. Really? The Joker doesn’t like how the guy treats his woman and just shoots him? No, the Joker is more sadistic and sinister than that.
The ending/final battl e scene was a little too quick, in my opinion. I’d like to have seen Katana’s soultaking blade work against them…like The Enchantress bring out all the souls trapped in it to fight the squad. Maybe even have Katana possessed for a time.
Overall, I really liked this movie and would go to a Suicide Squad II or III. Margo Robbie was fabulous as Harley Quinn.
My rating: 4.3 / 5 stars
PS – Stay after the closing credits for a small scene with ‘Bruce Wayne’ and Waller.
Another tidbit: “At the end of the movie, Harley Quinn’s reading a book by Molly O’Keefe – romance/erotica offer. O’Keefe specializes in “contemporary romance” (where the farm boy milks the cows and then the lady of the Manor milks him), publishes most of her books under the Harlequin publishing imprint.”1
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.