Suicide Squad movie review

It’s finally here Ladies and Gentleman!

Suicide Squad, which was just released a couple of weeks ago, faces a large task of trying to redeem the DC movie universe after the tangled mess of BVS. If you haven’t read my review of that movie than you should know that I wasn’t a big fan of that movie. Let me just say right off the bat, I saw this movie as a definite improvement over Batman V Superman. Is it perfect? No. There are a number of imperfections in the movie that take away from an otherwise very fun experience.

The Story 

 The plot of the movie is honestly a little underwhelming though. I don’t want to say that it’s a jumbled mess, but you will feel slightly confused at some points. And the story definitely won’t blow you away. For most of the movie, I felt as if it was rushed. It was like we were being pushed from scene to scene with little time to do any sight-seeing. I found myself wishing for more scenes when it was just the Suicide Squad talking to each other (I explain more in the characters section) and not just spectating fight after fight. The villain didn’t seem threatening to me so it was kind of hard to care at some points. The squad didn’t seem challenged at all by their opponents which made it even harder to care. The story really did seem like a cut and paste job with a tacked on villain and a lack of depth. Where the movie might fall short on story however, I think it makes up with it’s cast of characters.

The Characters 

The characters and the actors were actually pretty great in this movie. Margot Robbie killed it as Harley, so did Will Smith as Deadshot. Viola Davis played the ruthless character, Amanda Waller and she did a killer job. Jai Courtney surprised me by playing a great Captain Boomerang. Basically everyone in this movie did a pretty good job (or at least I think). One of the most annoying things about the movie (as mentioned before) is that there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of interaction between the actual Suicide Squad. You can tell that the characters in the spotlight are Deadshot and Harley Quinn. The rest kind of fade into the background, delivering one liners at the appropriate times. It makes you kind of roll your eyes when they talk about being like a family (Like really? You guys have barely said ten words to each other all night). One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when the squad are in a bar (you see it in the trailer) and they’re just talking to each other, building their characters. I think these actors actually have some great chemistry with each other and it makes the bar scene really stand out from the movie. If only there were more moments like that.  

Now let’s talk about the Joker, played by Jared Leto. Now we’ve all heard the crazy stories that surrounded him while he made this movie and we’ve also heard some harsh words said about him playing as the Joker. I for one, will not be jumping to any conclusions about his character. He’s more of a cameo than an actual character in this movie and that’s not entirely a bad thing. I wouldn’t call his performance bad however. It was merely a new and interesting take on the Joker and I don’t think we’ve seen enough to judge so harshly. I for one am very excited to see more of Leto’s take on the character. If you absolutely needed to hear my opinion, however, I’d have to say that I kind of like what Leto is doing. So to all those critics that are calling for Leto’s head, let’s tone it down a little shall we? I mean the guy took this role on after Heath Ledger gave his legendary performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Leto’s obviously gotta be a little crazy for doing that right?

The Verdict…….. 3.0 out of 5

  • rushed story
  • lame villain
  • great actors and great chemistry

Suicide Squad is not a bad movie but it has some weird flaws in it that really annoyed me. Obviously there are always going to be people with different opinions. Feel free to let me know what you thought of this movie in the comments! Did you like Jared Leto as the Joker? Did you like the movie or did you hate it?

Thank you for reading and I’ll catch you next time…..

 

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Why I’m More Excited for Suicide Squad than pretty much any other superhero movie

Hey guys

Good morning guys! A great day lies ahead of you and you should have a great start by

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Photo is courtesy of Warner Bros.

giving this thing a read while you drink your morning coffee. So I was asked by some people, why I am so excited for Suicide Squad. The answer to that my friends, is simple. I have been aching, dying for something fresh to show up to the screen. A superhero that is not the same thing that we’ve been seeing from Marvel for the past few years. I talked about this in my last post which talked about things that I wanted to see from Captian America: Civil War which you can find here. Basically, that’s why I have been so excited for Deadpool and Suicide Squad so much compared to some of the other superhero movies (and we’re about to get a ton).

The bad guys are the heroes!

I’m sorry, but it will never get old to me, seeing the bad guys trying to be good guys. And yet, despite their mission, the characters maintain their bad boy personalities. One of my favorite scene in the latest trailer is when Harley breaks a window and takes the purse out. When asked what was wrong with her she replied, “We’re bad guys, It’s what we do!” I don’t know why but that moment was just so funny to me, and that also makes me think about the awesome cast that they have on board. I’m so excited to see all these actors on screen together. Everyone on the casting list has done some solid acting in the past (except for Jai Courtney, but we’ll see how this goes). Oh but most of all, I’m sooooo excited to see Jared Leto as the Joker. I’ve seen multiple opinions from multiple people on that wisest and noblest of sources, the internet. Some say that Jared Leto will make a terrible Joker and some say he’ll be alright, but he won’t be as good as Heath Ledger. I say that we’re just going to have to wait and see. After the trailers, however, you gotta admit, that Jared Leto looks right at home in that make-up.

The plotline is a little shady

Even after all of the trailers that Warner Bros. has released, you still don’t get a clear understanding of the plot. The audiences will be walking in, not totally sure of what will be happening in the movie. This movie is actually connected to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Together the two movies will be starting DC’s extended universe this year! A trailer confirmed that Batman is, in fact, in Suicide Squad which most likely means that it’s going to be Ben Affleck below the cowl yet again. In all honesty, I’m not speculating that much on the plotline of this movie, because I like being surprised. I have no idea what to expect from this movie and that is how it should be with every movie. Vagueness is awesomeness (that’s gonna be my new saying…. not even sure if that qualifies as a saying).

So all in all

That is really just my opinion on Suicide Squad and why I’m looking forward to it. Why are you looking forward to it? What are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below! And have a great day everyone! Oh something really exciting! This was the first post that I wrote completely in HTML. So I kind of coded this post for you guys! Does that mean I’m cool now?

What I would like to see In Captain America: Civil War

We are approaching May 6, 2016….

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movie poster courtesy of Marvel.

which is the release date for Captain America Civil War. Okay so I’m going to be honest right from the get-go. I’m not totally pumped for this movie. I don’t know what it is really, but none of the trailers made my mouth drop or anything. Maybe it’s because I’ve been so excited for Deadpool (review coming soon) and Suicide Squad, that my mind is just like, “Yeah, that’s enough excitement for one year.” That doesn’t mean I’m not going to see the movie. Of course I’m gonna see this movie. It’s CIVIL WAR. Maybe I’m just not pumped for it because it’s another marvel movie that takes place in the Avengers
universe, which we’ve had so many movies of already. That’s just my opinion however, so don’t kill me over it. With that said, I’ve thought of a few things that I would like to see in this movie that would make me really excited for the next Avengers movie. So without further adieu…… (by the way this list is not numbered in any specific order).

The Death of an Avenger

Okay I know that a lot of people aren’t going to like this one because let’s be honest, who wants to see an Avenger die? When you look at Civil War, however, this movie is claiming to be the movie that will have a large effect on the rest of the MCU movies. Honestly, if this movie just features a few battles between the sides, but there are not really any lasting consequences, I’m going to be a little upset. I think it’s time that we see one of our heroes fall. I don’t have a preference for which one, because I actually like all of them. They’re all a great group of characters. That’s just going to make it worse (yes i will be upset even if I’m petitioning for the death of an Avenger) to see any of them die. Basically, what I’m saying, is that it’s time to get real.

 More Spider-Man

So I’m sure that most of us have heard about the addition of Spider-Man in this movie, but for those of you who might not have heard about it, Spider-Man is in this movie. Tom Holland was cast in the shoes of a young teenage Peter Parker (big surprise right?). From what I’ve gathered through social media, the Peter Parker we see in this movie will be spending most of his time out of his Spider-Man this time around. In the movie, Parker is recruited by Tony Stark as his protege. The movie will spend more time focusing on Peter Parker as a teenager and not as a superhero. Now I’m all down for some teenage Parker, but it sounds like we’ll hardly see any Spider-Man at all, which I am not down with. I’d like to see Parker suit up more than they’re letting on in this movie. If they don’t do that, then maybe in the future. Of course it’s also said that the details of the deal struck by Sony and Marvel  aren’t totally fleshed out yet so there is that.

Lasting consequences

Okay so this one kind of goes hand in hand with my commentary on the death of an Avenger. What I mean by lasting consequences, is that I don’t want this huge battle between the Avengers to happen and then a resolve is reached at the end of 2 hours. Then by the next Avengers movie, everything is fine. I really want this movie to leave a mark on every person involved in this war. Whenever I thought about Marvel making a civil war movie, (just speculation long before they even announced this movie) I thought it could make an epic trilogy of it’s own. I had never expected it to just be one movie.

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Movie poster courtesy of Marvel

 In conclusion

I can’t really tell you guys why I’m not super excited for this movie, but I would love to see these things in this movie. That’s just my opinion though. What would you like to see in the next Captain America movie? Leave a comment and let me know! By the way I will be releasing my review for Deadpool sometime this weekend. I have been waiting for my friend to turn 17 so we can go see it together and that’s why it’s taking so long. Take care guys and have a great week!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Bigger and Bigger….

So the Marvel Universe is expanding more and more with every movie that they release and Avengers: Age of Ultron is the biggest one yet. This movie is the conclusion to the second phase of the Marvel Universe, so that means that phase 3 is now in play. I have to admit right now, this movie is my favorite Marvel movie so far. It was absolutely brilliant as far as the formula of it. Let’s break it down a little bit here:

The Story

The movie starts out with all of the Avengers attacking a base in some far off country (I didn’t notice what country if they mentioned it) where they find the scepter that was Loki’s in the first Avengers. They take the scepter back to the Avengers tower, where Tony Stark realizes that the blue crystal thingy that powers the scepter, has the power to create an AI (Artificial Intelligence). Tony wanted to create the AI so that the world would be constantly protected, and would no longer need the Avengers. Well Tony gets what he wished for, and a little bit more. Ultron decides that to achieve peace, he must obliterate humanity. So the Avengers are back at it…….. All in all it was a really really cool plotline. I’ve always loved storylines about humans that try to create something that will help them, only for it to backfire on them. The story was really dark too, which I always love, so that was cool too. There were, however some points in the movie where I feel as if I’ve seen it all before in the first movie. There were only a few moments when I felt this however, and besides that I was very enthralled with this movie.

The Characters

Of course we have the whole original cast returned to reprise their roles. It’s still really cool to see them together again, and kicking butt. It still feels as awesome as the first one, when they first got together. On top of that, the characters have grown so much since the first Avengers! It was definitely really awesome to see them interact with each other again, and interacting. We learn more and more about them too, giving us a really good sense of character development. They are still the same light hearted guys who always know when to crack a joke. Captain America and Iron Man still bump heads on a lot of things (CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR). Anyways, I could ramble on about the characters forever, but just know that they are everything you know and love, but with more and more color and character development. One of my favorite things about the movie, was the chemistry between the characters. There was a lot of comedy relief between the cast and they would show off their chemistry by cracking jokes and one liners.

The Future……

I sincerely cannot wait to see the next phase of Marvel’s universe. I’m getting pumped for Civil War, Infinity War, I just think it’s going to be sick! Anyways, this movie is absolutely brilliant. It will appeal to all ages, and it is a great way to spend a Friday evening!

The Verdict: 5.0 out of 5.0

  • Awesome characters played by awesome actors
  • awesome, dark story
  • lots of comedy relief
  • Altogether a really good movie

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