What a way to start a rainy Tuesday morning, heading in to Cineworld to watch David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in 3D Imax.
For months now we’ve seen snippets of videos from the set, trailers and personal pics from the casts instagrams and the like. The build up for Suicide Squad has been big and people have been very excited.
So, I went in with hopes very high. The Gotham anti-heroes are some of my favourite creations from DC and I dearly didn’t want to be let down.
My ladies and gentlemen, I was not disappointed, I say as I breathe a sigh of relief.
Margot Robbie,Viola Davis, Cara Delevigne,Jai Courtney,Will Smith,Jared Leto,Karen Fukuhara, Joel Kinnamon and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje were such a fantastic squad with great chemistry between all of them and individually impressive as their anti-hero selves.
A part of me thought it could end up being a Harley/Joker film but their stories were dispersed throughout and it never felt like too much of the film was dedicated to them. Leto was a well made choice for his part and I don’t think you could find a better Harley Quinn than Margot Robbie. She embodied her heart and soul. Her character was used fully and never thrown to the side in favour of one of her male squad members. She kicked ass, held her own and the director didn’t focus on her body too much although we still got the typical full body pan up and some arse shots.
It was really a film of powerful ladies fucking shit up like Enchantress who was played by Cara Delevigne and although it sounds cheesy she literally enchanted me and I couldn’t look focus on anything else but her during her scenes. Creepy, powerful and magically dark.
Katana could have had some more air time and I thought the whole soul-hoarding-sword was going to play an integral part but not really. Still, she was the quieter bad ass of the squad and dressed more appropriately for ‘war’ than her other female counterparts ‘shockingly’.
Deadshot was pretty much the main character although they all got their back stories in he seemed to be the film’s lead.
Viola Davis was as interesting, brilliant and scene stealing as ever. Getting the group together, getting all the guys to listen to her plan, she was in charge of it all. As ruthless to protect the city as any of her male colleagues would be in the same position. She took no shit. Is there anything that woman can’t do?
Does anyone else think (Australian) was basically Tom Hardy’s Mad Max with more of a mouth on him? The film never did explain his unicorn and I’m intrigued to know what that’s about.
I was so so SO happy that Croc wasn’t CGI’d to death. He looked amazing and scared me like he should. There is nothing worse than obvious CGI creatures.
Suicide Squad was in the same vein of Guardians of the Galaxy with a splash of Deadpool about it. Not as dark and serious as Batman and not as light as Avengers,it was somewhere perfectly inbetween.
To top it all off it had a pretty bitchin’ soundtrack that I thoroughly enjoyed playing over all the violence and that I’m going to get my hands on and listen to probably non stop all week before going to watch Suicide Squad again…and again.
Suicide Squad is released in 2D, 3D and IMAX from August 5th here in Dublin. Enjoy it, puddin’!