The Suicide Squad is a smashing piece of abstract art that is born from the black, gory, and horrifying beautiful mind of James Gunn. His new take of The Suicide Squad has irrefutably taken over the previous version, simmering on low heat, Suicide Squad (2016) with its scabrous and R-rated sense of humor that has no bounds.
You get to see what exactly James Gunn is made of once you take a look at the movie. It seems like liberty and some latitude suits our blockbuster director James Gunn. No one thought that the man who started his career with B-movie, utterly trashy, Troma would not only rise to heights much like this but would be able to incorporate his 80’s gore and bad taste into a mighty manic monstrosity like The Suicide Squad.
Whilst he was being called out for his tasteless jokes, which he had tweeted out almost a decade ago on topics like sexual assault, AIDS, holocaust, and pedophilia, DC saw an opportunity and snapped him up, after Marvel let him go preemptively from the Guardian franchise.
James Gun ended up entering the world of Suicide Squad (2016), shouldering the stories of some overly tattooed, deranged, and unbalanced underdogs. Something quite similar to his previous sci-fi-weird and humorous Guardians of the Galaxy.
And now he comes back with a bang (quite literally) with his new movie The Suicide Squad which can be perceived almost as a funhouse mirror image of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In this vicious and unapologetic movie, you will get to see a new Taskforce X in their adventure to Corto Maltese, where they will fight an alien creature named Starro, which is sure to ensue some chaos and mayhem.
Chaos and mayhem actually deflate and sell short this homicidal and horrific conglomerate. The movie is gory and daunting in its direction and writing that makes “Deadpool” look a bit sweet. While James Gunn has to be given much credit for this oddball of a movie, a lot of the creativity is hustled by the amazing cast of the movie as well.
Amanda Waller, the deadly puppet master who is in charge of the whole operation is played by Viola Davis ( How to get away with murder). She brings into being the coldest villain DC has ever produced. The charismatic Rick Flag ( Joel Kinnaman), is used much better in this movie, Captain boomerang (Jai Courtney) and full-blooded and eternally eccentric Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) both return from the previous installment of the film and this time they come with their own sense of understanding of the character. Specifically, Robbie’s Quinn is something like a highlight of the movie, after a bum out with Birds of Prey, Robbie has picked the neon-drenched Harley Quinn to another level.
Some new characters are also added to borderline psychotic The Suicide Squad, new leader Bloodsport (Idris Elba), passionately patriotic Peacemaker(John Cena), the insecure Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), the charming Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), and the hungry for flesh King Shark (Sylvester Stallone),
The hitman played by Idris Elba also manages to shine in the limelight. The antiheroic leader bounds the audience and his constant quarreling with John Cena’s Peacemaker makes for an interesting combo. Cena has played the psychotic patriotic Peacemaker so well that he already has a spin-off series coming up on HBO Max focusing on Peacemaker origins.
The movie is enormous fun and has not held back on any front. While Suicide Squad ( 2016) was also was birthed from the same concept this time it is quite different. Suicide Squad left a half-baked taste in your mouth, it was limited and did not provide a depth understanding of its character. Whereas, The Suicide Squad is completely delicious with every sphere given due importance. We get to meet the people ( or Sharks ) behind the mask, you might even empathize with them, once you get to know them.
Moreover, this movie is not a corporate lump going through the same motions rather it is a movie that captures some real problems, like western imperialism, American foreign policy, and much more.
Maybe this is the reason that it’s not named Suicide Squad 2, as it is a reboot, not a sequel. It also has more of almost everything, you actually come face to face with some sticky, splattered bodies. You can not only see but hear every violent take in this movie.
James Gunn has directed this movie like a bad boy who couldnt get enough of this madness.
If your idea of good entertainment involves some battered, R-rated, humor-full, kind of good-hearted movie, then this is it. We would say it’s a must-watch. The rest is up to you.
Coming to theaters and streaming on HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Don’t miss out on it!