*Massive Squad-sized spoilers for Suicide Squad follow, so if you don't want any of the film spoiled, get out now while you still can! You have been warned.*
Suicide Squad has divided both us fans and critics alike in massive ways, but keeps breaking records and wowing people regardless of what those bad reviews are saying about it. It was a great and enjoyable film, and I loved everything about it, so I see why many people are loving it, as well.
The thing people disliked about the film the most was the lack of some character development and the cutting/editing (which is beginning to be the norm with the DCEU films), especially with some of the Joker's scenes being the victim of such slicey-dicey action. The film had some really great things about it though (obviously), and below are four really cool things in Suicide Squad!
1. The Joker And Harley's Story
While Jared Leto's portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime didn't completely win over and amaze many, it did me. He is easily the most psychotic of the live-action Jokers we've seen, and he REALLY loves his Harley (not the motorcycle)! Margot Robbie was phenomenal! The relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker didn't seem to be as abusive as it was first believed to be, in fact, what most saw was nothing but love — a little strange, but love nonetheless. They (Joker and Harley) loved each other regardless of each others craziness (or for it), and I think we can all agree that seeing the Joker trying to do everything in his power to get his beloved Harley back was pretty romantic. One of the coolest things we saw was a quick glimpse of a pretty awesome scene in which Harley went full classic on us (and the Joker looked handsome as well). Pure awesomeness!
2. The Flash Catching Captain Boomerang
We got our first two glimpses of Ezra Miller's Flash in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, then next in the Comic-Con trailer (a few weeks ago) for Justice League, in which we saw him in full costume and slowing down time some to catch Bruce's batarang. Pretty cool right? Well, Suicide Squad showed us the Flash in action, and taking down the Australian Captain Boomerang! The scene was short, but it was nothing short of amazing.
3. Two Trailer Park Girls Go 'Round The Outside
Suicide Squad has the best movie soundtrack since Guardians of the Galaxy, which is saying quite a bit, and featured incredible songs from some really talented artists and bands like Twenty One Plots. The sound score and songs selected for the film was and IS great, the overall placement for each of the songs helped work magic for the tone of some scenes of the film. Especially Eminem's "Without Me," which played while the Squad got all their gear on and ready, before heading into the heart of Midway City to stop the evil destruction from happening.
4. Killer Croc's Beauty
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje bossed his role (as did everyone in the movie), and the greatest and most heartfelt line of the entire film came from his character, which is the man we had least expected it to come from, Killer Croc himself. You'd think that being diseased, deformed, and having a resemblance that looked like a crocodile, you'd really feel horrible about yourself, and it wouldn't help if people treated you horribly/like an animal and constantly judged you either. It might be because Croc's had a lot of time to himself in the sewers over the years, and he's come to realize that he's not what people think of him anymore. But when the mission seemed over with, and the team was getting their drinks, Harley Quinn talked about how all of them are ugly in the inside, but beautiful on the outside. She looked at Croc and said, "Except for Croc, he's ugly all over." To that, he removed his hood and said in his awesome and grisly voice, "No, I'm beautiful."
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1. Jonny Frost
I was super anxious to see the Joker's No. 1 henchman make his big-screen debut, and Jim Parrack seemed to play him beautifully. He was the one on the helicopter shooting across the rooftops when they went to save Harley Quinn, but he was in the helicopter when it was shot down. Hopefully since the Joker survived, Jonny did too!
Two Things You Probably Didn't Catch
1. Amanda's Eaten Canaries Before
In the beginning of the movie when Amanda and the two gentlemen are eating dinner together, they go over the plans for Task Force X, and someone mentions something about a canary. That's nothing right? Until Amanda responds with, "I've eaten canaries before." This could be implying that she's a cat or some other creature, but since this is in fact the DCEU, I highly doubt that! She was probably meaning Black Canary, with whom she's had run-ins before. I would love to see Black Canary on the big screen!
2. Amanda And The OTHER Superman
Waller mentions another Superman about two times in the film, and that can mean three things:
- She knows Superman isn't dead, but is very much alive,
- She knows about Supergirl, or
- She's creating another.
Creating another, what do you mean? Well, Superboy a.k.a. Kon-El, whose secret identity is Clark's cousin, Conner Kent, is a clone made up of Clark Kent's DNA who then gets several of Superman's powers. He was created right after the death of Superman by Project Cadmus' Executive Director Paul Westfield. I think we can agree that seeing Henry Cavill's Superman have a son would be pretty darn sweet!
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So what do YOU think? What are YOUR favorite things about Suicide Squad? Do YOU think Amanda Waller knows about Black Canary and Superboy, or was that total bogus? Tell me all things in the comments section below, and don't forget to follow for more movie awesomeness!