‘Suicide Squad’ is a hyper-violent feast of aliens, fascists, and lunatic heroes
“The Suicide Squad”
Rated R. At AMC Boston Common, Regal Fenway, AMC South Bay and suburban theatres.
In 2016, Warner Bros. released “Suicide Squad.” “The Suicide Squad” will be released this week. Confused?
What sets James Gunn’s tense new film different from David Ayer’s 2016 effort? It’s also not just a three-letter word.
Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” is comparable to one of Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” films in that it features individuals recruited from Arkham Asylum.
This new “The Suicide Squad,” which is a homophonous remake to help you forget about the previous
“Suicide Squad” films, starts in Louisiana’s Belle Reve Prison, where sly mission director Amanda Waller (Viola Davis)
gathers a team of lunatic fighters, this time to invade a small South American island nation (or blow their heads off remotely) and destroy a Nazi-era facility.
According to rumours, the needle-headed scientist Thinker (Peter Capaldi) has a gigantic starfish-shaped extraterrestrial called Starro within Jotunheim with a huge eyeball in the centre of its quinquepartite body that Thinker is tormenting the fascist island’s political captives.
The irony is that I don’t find this storey particularly funny (in a darkly hilarious sense).
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the film’s crazy heroine and the Joker’s ex-girlfriend, is sent to Task Force X, a team that lands on the beaches and engages the island’s troops in a blazing fight.
A humanoid Weasel is one of the team members (Sean Gunn).
Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), T.D.K. (Nathan Fillion), and Blackguard (Nathan Fillion) are also in the team (Pete Davidson).
Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Nanaue (Sylvester Stallone), Peacemaker (John Cena, much better here than in “F9”), and Ratcatcher 2 (a fantastic Daniela Melchior), a young lady who can call rats and wears one on her shoulder, make up the second team.
Did I mention Bloodsport’s aversion to rodents, or Polka-Dot Man (The Flash), who only sees his violent mother when he looks at other living things?
The absurd chrome mask Peacemaker wears is one of the film’s funniest moments.