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The Suicide Squad – Movie Review

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James Gunn has further cemented his name as a filmmaker who is skilled in producing quality comic adaptations with characters that are not popular. After two Guardians of the Galaxy films, he has proven it again through The Suicide Squad, which can finally be enjoyed in many Indonesian cinemas starting today.

Talking about The Suicide Squad, you could say this is a very sweet fruit of a pleasant surprise. The reason is, when Suicide Squad 2016 did not succeed in meeting the expectations that most people had hoped for (Despite the popularity of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, winning an Oscar, and posting decent commercial achievements-ed), many felt that this franchise was over.

However, after Disney’s shocking sacking of James Gunn, Warner Bros. quickly approached the filmmaker to direct his DC film project. With the privilege of being able to choose from one of the existing catalogs. As we know, the choice fell on The Suicide Squad.

The Suicide Squad centers on a collection of super villains selected by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and her team of technicians to complete a deadly secret mission. This time deployed on a remote island called Corto Maltese, the troops named Task Force X under the leadership of Rick Flag must face the armed forces that stand in their way. Can Task Force X complete their task and get out of there alive?

Made with the spirit of his comic story full of violent bloody scenes that made this film an R rating, James Gunn managed to bring this franchise to life very convincingly. Can also function as a soft reboot or spiritual sequel to the previous film, The Suicide Squad is one of the most solid DC films in terms of entertainment.

In terms of presentation, this film is very interesting. Whether it’s through the narrative style which is quite intriguing, the many scenes of absurd humor, full of action, as well as the captivating visual pouring.

With arguably the craziest treats and unexpected twists and turns, The Suicide Squad is fun from start to finish, which makes what Gunn produces here completely exceeds expectations. The character selection factor which incidentally is not popular also turns out to have its own advantages.

Much like in Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn has brought a surprising amount of emotional depth to a variety of superheroes and supervillains, and has included some quirky and extraordinary DC characters.

Despite the many sadistic scenes, the director and writer has cleverly balanced the script with a number of shockingly funny and emotional moments brought to life by the ensemble cast.

In terms of performance, all the ranks of the players can be said to have their respective roles and most of them feel right for their roles, as well as the development of interactions between characters. Idris Elba, John Cena, Daniela Melchior, have succeeded in giving their own color to balance the old faces that have been known before, especially Margot Robbie who is increasingly fluent as Harley Quinn. Meanwhile, the figure of King Shark, voiced by Sylvester Stallone, is undoubtedly the scene stealer.

Overall, it’s a huge success in terms of a new vision for these characters and further demonstrates that film studios shouldn’t be afraid to take risks by making well-crafted R-rated comic adaptations. Whether or not this is part of the DCEU or whatever it’s called today, it’s undeniable that this is one of the best DC Warner Brothers films released to date. Whether or not they continue with this vision remains to be seen, but if there were more versions of The Suicide Squad, I don’t think many would mind.

The Suicide Squad finally starts showing in cinemas today

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