Suicide Squad Review

Interesting characters lead to a boring plot

D.C Comics introduced Task Force X to comic fans and interested viewers as Suicide Squad which hit theaters Aug. 5.

The “suicide squad” is a team assembled by Amanda “The Wall” Waller who is played by Viola Davis.The squad includes supervillains who attempt highly dangerous missions with high hopes of success. Their reward: shorter prison sentences. Working with any villain can be a tricky agreement, so to keep them intact, Waller injects a bomb into their necks to make sure they stay on track and focus on their mission.

The squad includes: Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) the General of the squad, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) a psychotic and sassy villain, Deadshot (Will Smith) an assassin whose abilities go further than others by his cybernetic implants, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) who has pyrokinesis, Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) who uses a boomerang as his secret weapon, Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) who has superhuman strength, endurance, speed and senses, and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) who is a normal superhero, but was called into the squad to help keep Flag safe. The last member is Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) also known as June Moone. Enchantress is an evil witch who can be controlled by the person who holds her heart.

It is this achilles heel of the character that drives what little plot of the story there is. Her heart falls into the wrong hands and becomes the main problem in the movie. As the viewers get introduced to the squad they quickly lose interest due to the non existent plot of the film. Although the characters are intriguing there is no meaning behind the story, leaving most moviegoers hungry for more substance. Sure there are cool action scenes and sick music, but none of that means anything unless there is a reason for this story to actually be told. All in all Suicide Squad left me wanting more.