“Suicide Squad” is about villains recruited to do good. Ironically, the biggest weakness of the highly anticipated movie is that the eclectic bunch of anti-heroes need a better villain to fight.
After a week of avoiding overzealous fanboys on social media curious for my take on “Suicide Squad,” the embargo is finally lifted and I can now share my thoughts on the movie. And they’re mostly positive, except for this: Cara Delevingine’s The Enchantress is a bit on the cheesy side.
Villain issues aside, the movie is still enjoyable and has a lot going for it. Viola Davis‘s performance as Warden Amanda Waller, in my opinion, is the standout role.
Amanda Waller is a literal translation from the page to the screen. If you enjoyed her in the comics or on any of the DC animated series, you’re in for a treat.
My only other complaint is that there wasn’t enough screen time for Jared Leto‘s Joker. However, given his recent comments during the movie’s press circuit, I have a feeling we will be seeing more of The Joker in upcoming DC Films.
For my full thoughts, watch the video above.