Review: ‘The Suicide Squad’

Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 10:34 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2021 at 11:19 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - It’s not called “Suicide Squad 2” because Warner Brothers would really appreciate it if we all just forgot about that first movie, thanks.

Fortunately, the only thing that worked about movie is back: Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The rest are mostly new characters including Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Sylvester Stallone voices King Shark and John Cena nearly steals the movie as The Peacemaker.

The premise is basically: what if “The Dirty Dozen,” but it’s comic book villains forced to team up to run tactical missions? If the snarky dialogue and music drops feel a little “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it’s because the writer and director of those movies, James Gunn, got hired for this gig.

Kudos to the studio for letting Gunn run wild here including over-the-top violence and a climactic battle so absurd and bizarre that it’s kind of crazy it got made.

Overall, it’s a really fun movie, even if a little disjointed with Harley getting her own mini-movie shoe-horned in the middle of things.

It might be too offbeat or too raw for mainstream audiences, but at least it feels fresh.

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