I have a brief thing to say about this film, and that makes me sad because I looked forward to it all summer. After a few friends said this movie was not that great, I was still heading to the theater excited. The previews looked amazing. Unfortunately, this movie was over-hyped and did not live up to those huge expectations. This film fell flat for me. I was looking for things I’ve seen in other superhero movies, like Deadpool. Things that are funny, scary, and captivating. I looked for certain film techniques, yes, but I desperately searched for plausibility. This film was not plausible at all. I know, you are thinking, it’s a super hero (villain) movie. However, it was so unbelievable it became unappealing. This film lack those things greatly, but it’s important to say the characters were not the issue. The members of things squad were well cast and the beginning of the movie was amazing. In the end, it blended so many different fragments and called that a plot. Will Smith’s character was on point. Jared Leto as the Joker was brilliant and Margo that plays Harley Quinn was truly brilliant. She was easily the best character. The choice of music in this film was so good, but it seemed that music was unnecessary at some points.I liked the cinematography of this film. The use of the camera in different ways was unique. The plot was it’s undoing. I say, skip Suicide Squad.
The hype for this movie was mind boggling. Theaters were shut down as a threat by North Korea was made. I still desperately wanted to see it, not merely for controversy’s sake but because the trailer seemed to imply that this movie would be an incredible comedy. However, it failed pretty grandly on all fronts. This movie did not live up to the expectations at all.
Seth Rogen did an incredible job is this film and that needs to be acknowledged. It was not enough to save this movie. However, his counterpart, James Franco did a strange over acting that was part of the downfall of this film. It was awkward and didn’t create a good chemistry between the lead actors that Seth was doing his part to create.
I was so excited for this film, that I do not even know what to say in regards to how much it let me down. I want to reiterate that Seth Rogen is a great actor and perhaps if the plot was less outrageous or James Franco was replaced with a different actor that it would have done well. I say, this movie is not worth an evening of your time.