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The Suicide Squad

Action Adventure


 

A collection of misfits are tasked with destroying all evidence of Project Starfish.

"The Suicide Squad" is certainly a film. There's a lot of moving pieces to this production, and despite efforts to subvert genre expectations, it doesn't succeed. The plot unfolds as if a checklist is being ticked off, backstory for this character, sob story for the next; and while there are pops of humour sprinkled throughout, they miss more often than they hit. The villain is absolutely ludicrous, the soundtrack takes away more than it gives, and the only redeeming character is a rat named Sebastian, who doesn't even speak. Nom nom.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Wide Release 5th August 2021
Universal Pictures 132 mins