‘Suicide Squad’ Could’ve Been the DCEU Version of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

After waiting and waiting for Suicide Squad to come to cable television (because I didn’t want to rent it) I finally got to see it yesterday and, for the most part, I mildly enjoyed it. I liked every character, which usually is a good sign of a movie’s quality. Will Smith’s Deadshot was easily my favorite member of the criminal superhero group with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn sitting at a close second. But ultimately what killed my movie experience was the lackluster storytelling.

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With the perfect writers, this could’ve been an ultimate success in the same way that Guardians of the Galaxy was because both films are ridiculously similar. Both movies follow the stories of a group of misfits who have to come together to save the world. Suicide Squad even tried to add popular songs throughout the film in the same way that Guardians of the Galaxy but it didn’t work. And honestly, it’s a shame.

While this film had so many chances to be the best movie in the DCEU franchise it was way too predictable, the story was junkily crafted, and the villain, crafted in the same terrible CGI fashion as Steppenwolf, was not at all enticing.

How would I rank this movie you might ask? Well, it wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen (far from it) but it was worse than I’d say 98% of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies (it’s only better than The Incredible Hulk.)

I’d give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars and a 75 out of a 100. It wasn’t terrible but it’s a decent matinee film.

Now after watching the movie, however, I completely understand how pivotal the hiring of James Gunn to write the Suicide Squad sequel is. Like I said before, Suicide Squad is basically Guardians of the Galaxy (if it had been bad) so why shouldn’t the man who brought that film to life in such a remarkable way turn Suicide Squad into the next superhero obsession?

Would I recommend this movie to anyone? Yeah, if they’re bored and need a sub-par movie to watch. But if you’re looking for a fantastic superhero flick this DEFINITELY is not the one to watch.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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