Suicide Squad: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

If I had to put it to numbers, I’d say that Suicide Squad is approximately 70% “my thing”.

The 30% that isn’t is largely comprised of the following: violence against women being brushed off or used as humor, most of the male/female relationships (and the fact that there are no positive female friendships or relationships in the squad), Katana basically not getting to do a lot beyond fight scenes and a few emotional moments, Slipknot being killed off within minutes of his introduction to prove a point, how David Ayer reframes Harley and the Joker’s relationship (and her characterization), and the Joker himself.

Had Suicide Squad come out in 2007 when I was a fresh-faced high school senior, I would have loved it entirely from the start. Of course, 2007!Stitch wasn’t as focused on picking out the problematic elements in the media they consumed as 2016!Stitch is.

As it stands, I actually enjoyed Suicide Squad almost as much as 2007!me would have. I went into the film kind of hopeful, having read several reviews that were really critical of the film but trying to will DC into having better luck with this film than with Batman Vs Superman (which I saw in theaters and hated but then, when I got the Ultimate Edition, came to understand it a bit more).

And you know what? It was entertaining as hell to watch.

It was a messy, murky movie with way too many close-up shots of Harley Quinn’s ass, but it was also fun, surprisingly sensitive in several parts, and had a pretty fantastic soundtrack that I can’t stop listening to.


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Suicide Squad – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly | Film Review

I finally finished my review for Suicide Squad and it’s almost as long as the Spectre one. Geez. So I wouldn’t go even more overboard, I separated the review into “The Good”, “The Bad”, and “The Ugly” in order to make sure that I covered everything without rambling more than usual.

It’ll be up proper on my blog in a week for sharing purposes and so I can put pictures in without it going wonky  but I hope you all enjoy my review that is SUPER FULL OF SPOILERS AND CURSING)

Suicide Squad – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly | Film Review