Directed by David Ayer
“Suicide Squad” is an anti-hero movie, written and directed by David Ayer, who sought inspiration in characters of the DC comics.
If the emergent filmmaker had pleased me with his previous works, “Fury” and “End of Watch”, he totally let me down with this annoyingly vulgar gathering of the most despicable supervillains.
When Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), an ambitious intelligence operative, decides to gather a suicide squad composed of the most dangerous and loony criminals on Earth to defend the US, it’s the same to say she’s putting the whole world in peril.
However, she’s able to convince the Pentagon to buy her idea with the help of a former archeologist, Dr. June Moone, who is possessed by a witch-goddess named Enchantress. This character will become the most dangerous threat to the US government, which relies on the evil team to eradicate... the evil. Ironic, don’t you think?
The squad is infested with nasty creatures, namely: Deadshot (Will Smith), a soulless hitman who only cares about his 11-year-old daughter; Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), a former psychologist who became deranged after fallen for her most ignoble patient, the famous psycho The Joker (Jared Leto looking like Marilyn Manson); the sovereign thief Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney); the traumatized pyrokinetic El Diablo (Jay Hernandez); the snarling cannibal Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); and Slipknot (Adam Beach), a ruthless mercenary.
All of them were set free from high-security prisons and now start to operate under the supervision of Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman).
Mr. Ayer sets both dark and comic tones to work together, but the film reveals too many fireworks and no substance.
Even intermittently, the humor is the only aspect I can praise, thanks to the brainsick Harley Quinn who once in a while throws a good jocular line.
“Suicide Squad” has not enough strength in the narrative, not enough interesting villains, not enough good action scenes, and no intelligent dialogues. Even the special effects are lame.
It’s a repulsive miscreation from which is better to stay away… for our sanity.