IMDB Rating: 6,2/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
This movie is the most I await his arrival in 2016. Unlike films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or even Captain America: Civil War, this movie I’ve been waiting after I saw the first trailer. But, this movie isn’t as I think too. And more annoying again, this movie is the most overrated of all time in 2016.
“Suicide Squad,” tells about a group of governments who want to design a secret mission. This group will be named Argus. Argus is a group where all its members are the most famous and most dangerous criminals. The criminals are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
From the beginning of the first trailer I watched, this movie has been getting a lot of good response from the appearance of Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody song, and the amazing editing. This film managed to become a trending topic on Twitter by beating Finding Dory movies and other 2016 movies. However, Suicide Squad is just one movie that is very deceptive if by looking at its own poster.
From stories to conflicts, they are very flat. From the first beginning of the film, introduced in detail and slowly from the introduction of the character. Until the conflict, the film is somehow like something is missing. In my opinion, this film is only able to steal the attention of the audience just like the characters Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, and Rick Flag. Some members of the Suicide Squad who aren’t too direct attention are just ignored and abolished. What’s more, Joker should be the main star of this film even got a lot of negative responses. Jared Leto is just someone who can’t describe a figure that looks so much like a Joker. Unlike Requiem For A Dream or Fight Club, Jared Leto only has at least appear in this movie. Harley Quinn who became successful and managed to steal the attention of the audience. Salute for successful Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn.
I don’t know what David Ayer, the author, and director thinking of this film. The cinematography David Ayer used was pretty good and interesting, but only the script and the story were so superficial. This film doesn’t show how and what the purpose of this film. And the storytelling written by him is also so weak.
On the other side, this film also uses some dark-comedy like other DC films. However, only a few and only this time using dark-comedy. In the end, this film is just making the audience and critics talk too much about this movie. Although the film received so many negative criticisms from famous critics, there are some positive points that can be taken from this film. One of them is action and comedy that always appear in every film. With music that is full of distortion that can be perceived by the audience, this film so covers the shortcomings. Visual Effect that Ayer made also not bad it feels like playing games. CGI is really neat.
Overall, this film shows many flaws that are not realized by the audience. That’s why some of his positive points mask the shortcomings. If you want to watch this overrated film, I will never forbid you. I just assume this movie is like a click bait on YouTube videos or food that has a beautiful name to a price that is expensive but not according to expectations that we imagine.