The Suicide Squad movie review (2021) | Juan C. Reneo
The latest superhero movie from DC Comics is out, and there’s a lot that needs to be talked about. The Suicide Squad (to not be confused with the 2016 disaster) is a directed movie by James Gunn that delivered everything 2016 promised but failed miserably.
Positive Takeaways from Suicide Squad
One of the biggest positives about this film is the cast. Everyone in the main form excels on their roll big time. The model’s chemistry in this movie is natural, and it’s everything the 2016 movie didn’t have. Gunn’s writing needs to be credited for this. Gunn’s script pays respect to the characters, which few directors do, and adds humor, and the combinations created something special.
The best way to describe this movie would be to mix Gunn’s 2010 movie Super with Guardians of the Galaxy and DC Comics’ wackiness. This is a very stylized movie, and fans of the DC universe can feel Gunn’s fingerprints in every shot of the film.
This could be recency bias (and the fact I’m a DC Comics guy). But this is James Gunn’s best-directed movie so far. Some people may argue the first GOTG movie is his best film. However, the critical difference is that Gunn is not limited by the MCU’s constraints and was instead allowed to do anything he wanted in this movie.
There’s only one minor complaint about this movie, and that’s how some of the action scenes were filmed, but other than that, there’s nothing to complain about this movie.
DC and James Gunn are the perfect fil for each other. Hopefully, Gunn does return to the directing chair for DC Comics down the line. Additionally, James Gunn will also be producing and directing some episodes of the upcoming HBO MAX show centered around Peacemaker (John Cena).
For those interested, yes, there’s an after-credit scene. The scene is just a slight tie-in to the Peacemaker HBO MAX show.
Suicide Squad Final Rating
Rating: 5 stars
Watch the trailer below: