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‘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.

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My Ranking of the DCEU Movies

For the past four years the DC Universe has come out with five films featuring their incredible superheroes such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, etc. and unfortunately until this year there hasn’t been a lot of praise surrounding these superhero flicks. Now I’ve seen nearly all of them and so I’m going to tell you how I rank these five movies. Enjoy!

5. Suicide Squad

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I didn’t watch this movie but I heard it was horrendous. Now I usually like to make my own opinion on a movie but this film did not entice me at all. I mean the name is off-putting enough. And then you’ve got all of these terribly evil-looking characters. I just couldn’t get myself to watch this movie and that’s why this is clearly the worst DCEU movie made so far.

4. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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I was lucky. When I watched Batman vs. Superman for the first time I watched the extended edition, which is surprisingly very enjoyable. Zack Snyder’s movie making is very serious and rather epic, which I expect when I think about the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and so forth. The story was interesting, the dialogue was compelling, the music is really good, and the final battle between these three heroes and Doomsday was quite awesome! The only reason why I’m not placing this movie higher on my list is because it was the extended version that I enjoyed. The actual theatrical cut is terribly inconsistent, the story is jumping all over the place, and it’s really poor movie making. Because of that this movie is my least favorite DCEU film that I have seen.

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