Intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated super villains for a top-secret mission. Figuring it has nothing to lose, the U.S. government supplies weapons to Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and other despicable inmates. Dubbed the Suicide Squad, the united criminals must defeat a mysterious and powerful entity while contending with the antics of the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto). The movie is PG-13 and runs about 2 hrs.
Review: Warning there may be spoilers! The enchantress being our lovely villain not including the group of villains sent to save the day of course. The beginning of the movie shows Amanda Waller’s effort to get approval for her task force explaining brief back stories about each of the amazing villainous characters, some more than others the main focus being on Harley and her back story with the joker although he is not part of the squad, Deadshot and his focus on his daughter, and the enchantress who is possessing June Moon’s body.
The task force or “Suicide Squad” is not assembled until the enchantress releases her brother who gives her enough power to release her from Amanda Waller’s control. She then begins using her magic to create an army and mass destruction weapon to take over the world. The task force is assembled and each villain has a bomb places in their necks to keep them under the control of soldier Rick Flag who happens to be in love with June Moon.
The Group is told they have to retrieve someone important from a building little do they know they are on a mission to retrieve Amanda Waller herself. Whose helicopter is shot down and needs to be saved again. When getting to the crash site Deadshot finds the binder with all the information about the task force. Revealing to the rest of the group the plans to blame them for the whole thing and that if they continue it is more likely they will die. They then decide to go to a bar and get a drink where they talk and learn more about each other ultimately deciding to go kick butt and save the world, now considering themselves as more of a family.
I generally loved the movie; I think everyone played their characters very well especially the joker. I loved the story line and how the squad becomes closer throughout the movie. I also appreciate how the relationship between Harley and the Joker is not as abusive. But of course, they are still a great psychopathic couple that everyone loves. Also Amanda Waller fit in to be exactly what I expected her to be being a serious and mean bad a**. I don’t want to spoil too much about it but it is definitely worth seeing.
Many critics have complained that there isn’t a lot of background info on certain characters that most would like to know more about and the movie was a little rush. However, it is a movie and it is impossible to fit everything in without rushing but I believe in the sequel they will definitely add the things people wanted more of. But other than that I thought it was great.