The Suicide Squad (My Thoughts)

I had the chance to check out the Suicide Squad on Thursday night, usually, all three of my kids and I attend movies and a few family members or friends also attend with us. This time, only my 10-year old and myself had the opportunity to see this movie. I do this, to get a gauge of what all sorts of different age groups and perspectives think on movies.

At the end of the movie, everyone seemed to love it, except me. The theater was full. The 10 people that attended in our party, pretty much seemed to walk away with a happy experience. Now, I haven’t ready anyone’s review, other than seeing what was posted on Twitter and those thoughts are definitely not full-on reviews, just bits and pieces of information. I’ll list my thoughts below…

Suicide Squad poster
Suicide Squad poster

To start off, I think there was a lot of editing that took place from what was initially intended to be on the screen. I think The Joker could have been utilized differently and been on screen A TON MORE. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s The Joker have a ton of chemistry. They work well together on screen. Their relationship could have been a lot more played out on screen. The other thing I kind of wanted to see more of: Batman. I know it was a “villain” movie, but someone had to bring those villains together outside of the person who actually puts them together and the person catching them was indeed Batman. I think Deadshot could have been utilized differently in the movie, but they did cast Will Smith for a reason, sorry if that gives anything away. Enchantress was terrible. I mean, I get it. It’s hard to put all of these characters together and have a plot that makes some sort of sense. The plot for this movie, is somewhat terrible.

Again, the things that definitely worked:
Harley Quinn
The Joker
Killer Croc
El Diablo
The music score/background music and definitely the songs selected for the movie

The things that could have been done different and/or better:
Killing off Slipknot so soon
Batman’s appearance in the movie
Where the characters end up at the end of the movie

Out of a possible 5 stars or whatever you want to imagine, I’d give it a 3. It’s not terrible, but it’s not great either. This brings me to what I feel goes on with DC vs. Marvel up until this point. I think that DC has everyone hyped up until the initial reviews come out, then with negative reviews, the audiences go into the movie watch it and don’t end up going to see it again. With Marvel, they get the same hype build-up, the reviews release, audiences see the movies and go back and watch the movies again (and sometimes again and again). Maybe it’s something in the marketing of things, maybe it’s the directors or maybe it’s the studios, I can’t say which one for certain, but I would love to hear your thoughts!


Father of three wonderful children. Lover of movies, TV shows, technology and anything else considered geek.

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