DC comics is finally making a comeback with re-boots and better version of the previous fiascos which made the fans unhappy few years back. After the receiving huge respect from DC Universe fans in form of Zack Snyder’s brilliant version of Justice League, make way for James Gunn’s new and improved The Suicide Squad over the disappointing Suicide Squad released in 2016
In The Suicide Squad , we see Viola Davis returns to her role as U.S. government official Amanda Waller pulling out the most dreaded and probably the most weirdest characters from the prison to make the deadliest anti-hero squad – Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Weasel (Sean Gunn), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Javelin (Flula Borg), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Savant (Michael Rooker) and Sylvester Stallone as the voice of Nanaue / King Shark, for a top-notch secret mission to destroy the mysterious starfish project as they are dropped off in the island of Corto Maltese.
James Gunn (who directed the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise for Marvel), makes The Suicide Squad more thrilling and exciting than the David Ayer’s Suicide Squad released in 2016. While the few cast remains the same and few were killed off instantly as the first team of Task Force X gets duped by a sudden tip-off while the second team assemble with the first one later to get The Suicide Squad. The witty humor with one-liners is witnessed throughout the film which keeps you entertained with background soundtrack from Johnny Cash and Louis Prima. James Gunn manages to keep the energy even though somewhere in between the plot gets sidetrack (Harley Quinn escaping from the prison had larger-than-life action stunt) and 2nd half loses the steam with so many stories interwoven under the same umbrella. I also felt that makers could have done few scenes without showing killing of birds (even though it was visual but creates a wrong impression with the audience) but with astonishing climax where the battle between Starfish and The Suicide Squad will give you a thrilling ride. It was definitely a refreshing and unique super-hero flick with infused fun-elements making it an enjoyable fun ride. The introduction of each superhero with unique super power is hilarious, especially Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark. The camera work is spectacular (check out for the fight scene between the The Peace-maker and Colonel Rick Flag in the reflection of a helmet).
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Screenplay is good along with funny dialogues. Cinematography is enthralling. The CGI is magnificent with thrilling visual effects. On the flip side , any superhero movie is supported by electrifying background which is clearly missing here. Nevertheless, it is compensated by powerful performances by rest of the star cast
Overall , an action-packed entertainment with good storyline and lovely performances. It is definitely an improvement over a 2016 version of Suicide Squad which deserves to be experienced, applauded and remembered. Go for it – 3.5/5
The Suicide Squad has released in theaters with simultaneous release in HBO Max and BookMyShow stream.