Director: David Ayer
Starring: Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Once upon a time, blockbuster films were a rarity in cinemas, but with the advent in motion picture technology and more importantly movie goers never ending demand for these films, Hollywood has produced these high budgeted films in seemingly assembly line proportions.
Unfortunately, as a result most of these films now-a-days all seem the same – all the DC and Marvel Comic inspired films have a collection of unique superheros but the storylines seem to be regurgitated from one movie to the next.
Synopsis – an intelligence officer assembles a team of the worst of the worst jailed supervillains for a secret deadly mission who ultimately save the world from the bad guys - this time, evil entities – sound familiar? Well it should – there's nothing original about these storylines which were seemingly borrowed from a draft of the latest Ninja Turtle movie or the rebooted Ghostbusters.
Hence the birth of the Suicide Squad... Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harlin Quinn (Margot Robbie) amongst other, some who incidentally look quite similar to the ugly creatures from previous unrelated films. CGI masterfully creative as usual and consistently eye-boggling but the yawns soon settle in, as ultimately we have seen it all before.
Margot Robbie's portrayal of humorously and dastardly yet likeable Quinn is the drawcard to this film. She is the film... plucked from Australia's long-running soapie Neighbours and recently appearing in the disappointing reboot of Tarzan as Jane, we can expect to see much more of this talented young actress.
Ultimately not a bad popcorn flick which Hollywood will continue to churn out as long as fan-bases continue putting bums on seats and transforming these all-so-familiar films into box-office gold. JAKE