I knew it. I knew since the first teaser that The Suicide Squad was going to be a bad movie and sure enough, my gut proved to be right.
James Gunn is looking like a one-hit wonder at this point because his last two movies have just not done it for me. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 could’ve easily been better than the first one but its chaotic storytelling, excessive hollering, and attempt at a heartfelt moment with Yondu even though they didn’t share much screentime together in the actual film just left me feeling deflated. And The Suicide Squad suffers because it’s boring!
Yes, The Suicide Squad is boring. I didn’t think that would be my response to this movie which, helmed by James Gunn, seemed like it could be a wild ride, but it was. The first ten minutes of the movie are very shocking and it really slaps you in the face on what type of movie this is. The last twenty minutes are the film’s best for sure but combine that and that’s only thirty minutes of the movie’s entire two-hour and thirteen minute runtime. So…imagine the rest of that film!
The movie drags along with a storyline that just never seems very interesting. Most of the characters are unlikable–I found myself only really caring about Idris Elba’s Bloodsport and the Ratcatcher girl. John Cena’s Peacemaker is terrible and I can’t believe he’s getting his own series on HBO Max. The action isn’t that good and the violence is ridiculously unnecessary. The humor was bland and I barely even chuckled. The soundtrack is boring and I can’t remember a single song from the film. And the color scheme of the film just felt weird. But, I will say that Starro the Conqueror is probably the best villain in the DCEU so far.
All in all, avoid this one. It’s not worth it.
I’ll give this movie 71 out of 100 and 2 out of 5 stars.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.