Ahead of the villainous release of the third entry to the DC Universe, we were very lucky in tagging along to the Irish Premiere of Suicide Squad.
‘Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.’
From the get go we are thrown into an array of intense scenery which is full to the brim of impressive set pieces, lots of nerdy Easter-eggs that will make any fans wet dream and an awesome get-up of talented performers.
With some really great thought out flashbacks giving us a glimpse of our cast before they found themselves behind bars, an ear full of an immense soundtrack makes sure we are thrown into the roller coaster ride that has no plan on stopping.
Our leads, Will Smith and Margot Robbie have tremendous chemistry throughout that needs some mention, having worked together previously – their relationship has truly blossomed and it can be truly felt come off the screen.
That being said, when we say our leads, that kinda doesn’t seem fair – this DC outing is very much a group party! The play off and balance between all the cast including Joel Kinnamen and Jai Courtney is to die for, and it really is felt – not only are there scenes of incredible seriousness but the humor and wit is a delighted to see which was sadly lack there of in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The audience and us included had some great laugh out loud moments throughout!
Now we can’t go without mentioning a certain infamous villain, The Joker. From set releases we heard that Jared Leto messed around in very vivid ways with his so stars and it truly comes across here. Leto has very much made the character his own, throwing a very menacing performance on screen which (sometimes) made it very uneasy to watch from our seats. The 30 Seconds to Mars star has added his own unique twist to one of the most popular characters in comic book history and we can do nothing but applaud him for it.
Now that being said, there are minor flaws to the mixing bowl. Suicide Squad is very much a leave your brain outside the screen to enjoy (like all Superhero/Villain outings) but this seemed to be more than others.
The plot seemed very loose at times and the editing came across somewhat confusing at times. Also sometimes the pacing was jumping all over the place and giving use a strange impression on how we should feel about this scene.
Although very minimal, fans of the material should be very much satisfied with what David Ayer and his team has come up with – what we like to call flawed fun! Plus if you don’t come out wanting more Harley Quinn and Joker you may just need to find yourself in Arkham!
Are you all excited for Suicide Squad? Let us know! Nerd out!