I’ve been married for almost six years. I love being married and would highly recommend it. I have some friends who aren’t married, but would definitely make great husbands and wives. They love Jesus and place the needs of others above their own. They’re great people who deserve to be equally matched with others just as great as they are.
I feel the same way about the characters in Suicide Squad. Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Rick Flag are great characters. I cared about their backstories, their well-being and whether or not they could find some peace in their messed up world. Unfortunately, these characters that I so thoroughly enjoyed, were partnered with a story that didn’t live up to their greatness.
Suicide Squad felt like three movies mashed together. It also seemed like it couldn’t decide who the main villain was supposed to be. The Enchantress, Joker and Amanda Waller all could have been the villain in the movie, but each just ended up stealing thunder from the other. It’s hard to watch Suicide Squad without remembering all the rumors of reshoots. The story was disjointed and didn’t make a lot of sense; the characters deserved better.
I was happy every time Will Smith was on the screen. He brought so much charisma and heart to Deadshot. I also enjoyed Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Rick Flag. These characters deserved a better movie than what they got. Will Smith did his best to carry the film, but even his performance buckled under the weight of an uneven story and terrible soundtrack.
Here are some other thoughts I had while watching Suicide Squad.
The characters that I liked so much were seeking some kind of redemption. The difficult part about making a team of anti-heroes is making them sympathetic, especially when they’re so detestable. Deadshot sought redemption more than anyone else because of his daughter, which may have gotten to me more than normal because I have a daughter. A desire for redemption is absolutely necessary to humanize a villain, which is important for us to remember since we were once villains and enemies of God.
Teamwork is usually an important part of these super hero team movies. However, they didn’t really work together. The members of the team didn’t really compliment each other. They all had the same basic skill set of shooting stuff and stabbing stuff, which also made the fight scenes pretty boring. Katana was the only interesting fighter of the bunch and she was just as crazy as everyone else. While the team didn’t compliment each other, they did form a bond. Even the worst of the worst need someplace to belong.
The more I think about Suicide Squad the less I like it. I did like a lot of the characters, even though they were underdeveloped. The Joker shouldn’t have even been in the movie, but Warner Bros. needed him for marketing purposes. If you’re on the fence about seeing Suicide Squad I’d definitely take a pass. Honestly, the only reason I saw it was so that I could write a review.
What did you think of Suicide Squad?