Reviewed by: Greg Mueller

Greg's Score:
7.50

Plot/Story

6

Characters

6

Acting

6

Cinematography

9

Production Design

9

Soundtrack

9

Execution

8

Emotional Impact

7


Review:

There certainly is a lot to like about The Sucide Squad and most of that comes down to James Gunn. Most of the acting is pretty okay (except John Cena who again proves incapable of acting be it in the ring or on the screen), the effects were passable, and the gore was over the top and fun. Everything else I put on Gunn. The humor was a little less frequent than I anticipated, but it was used well. I am honestly shocked with how well they used King Shark. I totally expected him to be all over this movie with stupid "dumb fish" jokes, but they actually use him sparingly and pretty good when they do. I felt some pacing issues and although I appreciated jumping right into the action, the way the story is told is unnecessary and I ended up wanting more backstory to the characters. I love Gunn's style and his fingerprints are all over this film. For 80% of the movie, he had me hooked, but there are certainly scenes that drag and the post-credits scene is awful and I really don't like where it's headed. I wouldn't give The Suicide Squad an Oscar or anything (although I guess if the original got one, why not), but it is a solid popcorn movie that has a new filter for comic book movies. Like a mix of Guardians of the Galaxy with Deadpool's Screw You attitude.