2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC and Ratpac Entertainment, LLC // Amazon
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2016’s » Suicide Squad » is a good example of how far a strong advertising campaign can take a film: The DC blockbuster grossed $746 million, although the film’s reviews were mostly mixed to lousy. After all, only 26 percent of the 389 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are positive and the meta score of 40 points isn’t exactly outstanding either.
But is «Suicide Squad» really as close to total failure as the critics promise? I don’t think so — and if you want to give the film a chance (again), you can now do so on Amazon Prime Video :
» «Suicide Squad» on Amazon Prime Video *
» «Suicide Squad Extended Cut» on Amazon Prime Video (unfortunately not in subscription) *
Sure, it crunches and rumbles everywhere (although the Extended Cut linked above is a bit rounder). Sure, the character development of Harley Quinn and Co. remains mainly assertion. And sure, Enchantress (Cara Delevigne) and her brother Incubus (Alain Chanoine) aren’t great villains.
«Guardians Of The Galaxy» director James Gunn only proved in 2021 with » The Suicide Squad » (warning, danger of confusion with the title) that a film about the Suicide Squad can be better implemented in every respect . But as a big superhero fan, I had a lot of fun with «Suicide Squad» — and that’s no coincidence.
» «The Suicide Squad» on Sky Ticket *
For example, there are the characters and the cast: Margot Robbie steals the show as Harley Quinn and was not seen in two other DC films in this role for nothing. Will Smith brings all his charisma to bear as the sniper Deadshot. And secondary characters like Boomerang ( Jai Courtney ) don’t get much to do, but at least they make for some successful gags (keyword: pink plush unicorn).
And even if «Suicide Squad» probably doesn’t have much in common with what director David Ayer once had in mind ( which is why the fans are already demanding #ReleaseTheAyerCut ), you can tell at least in some scenes that a talented filmmaker was sitting in the director’s chair — from the introduction of the characters with the profiles displayed to the first big action scene , in which Deadshot in particular can show what he’s got and shoot lots of faceless henchmen over the pile.
Suicide Squad Trailer DF