Review By : Release Date : Aug 05,2016 Movie Run Time : 2 hour 03 minutes
Censor Rating : U/A
Suicide Squad (aka) Task Force X review
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Production: Atlas Entertainment, DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Cast: Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Will Smith
Direction: David Ayer
Screenplay: David Ayer
Story: David Ayer
Music: Steven Price
Background score: Steven Price
Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov

Suicide Squad is a superhero film based on the characters from DC Comics. The film has an ensemble cast featuring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and more. Unlike the most usual comic films, Suicide Squad congregates an all-star team of super villains.

With the makers going by the tagline ‘worst heroes ever’ you expect the characters of all the super villains to be cranky and extremely deadly but though they are introduced as dangerous heroes, none of them actually sound bad. Not all the characters are put to good use. Apart from Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, other superheroes don’t get their due space to establish their traits. It might be a conscious decision to focus more on Will and Margot but that leaves us to question the purpose of other super villains who hardly make an impact.  From a layman’s perspective, one feels that the makers did not know what to do with the ensemble cast.

When you have such a star-studded cast one expects to have a strong core plot but it is missing in Suicide Squad. The writer sticks to a simple storyline here. In a secret intelligence operation, Amanda Waller gathers a team of deadly imprisoned super villains to execute an undoable black ops mission.

It’s an age old storyline on how a bunch of superheroes team up to fight the bad guys but the only difference here being the leads are substituted with bad guys. However, beyond a point, they don’t seem to be evil and end up like the usual clichéd hero.

Harly Quinn (Margot Robbie) is funny and crazy; she brings in the occasional jokes to the play. Her character sketch is thoroughly exciting and she has done a super-impressive exhibit. Deadshot (Will Smith) is conflicted criminal who enjoys killing people but he is a wannabe righteous person who wants to get his daughter back and to make her future a better one. Will Smith took his firing lessons from Navy Seals and Army Rangers to prep him up for the role. Those trainings do come in handy but one feels he has been underused in this film. Viola Davis, Ike Barinholtz and Jared Leto have all made use of their limited screen time.

The film starts by introducing all the leads. It takes its own sweet time to settle down but once the purpose of the mission is unveiled, you will find nothing but hardcore action scenes.  More concentration in establishing the erratic characteristics of the leads and less on action part would have made the film a world of good.

Verdict: A messed up superheroes flick which is high on action and less on fun quotient!
( 2.25 / 5.0 )
By Behindwoods Review Board

Suicide Squad (aka) Task Force X

Suicide Squad (aka) Task Force X is a English movie with production by Atlas Entertainment, DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, direction by David Ayer, cinematography by Roman Vasyanov. The cast of Suicide Squad (aka) Task Force X includes Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Will Smith.