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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad ticketstubThe Suicide Squad is a ragtag team of super criminals and meta-humans who have been compelled by the government to undertake extremely dangerous missions. This takes place in the DC universe, so you have characters like Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and so on. My expectations were low given the bad press this movie has been receiving. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The action was quite good, the writing wasn't bad, and the story, though predictable, worked quite well. I don't really know much about the Suicide Squad from comics, but I expect part of the allure is in seeing a more human side of the criminals, and that's what I thought this movie did well. They present these characters as people with families and hopes and hurts and it didn't feel all that cheesy. We also see minor appearances by The Joker and Batman that I think work out well. It's fan service, but again, not cheesy. In an unusual twist, the music you hear in the trailers actually appears in the final movie, I thought that was fun. And beyond that, I can't come up with any serious complaints. It was a genuinely entertaining movie that I would recommend to anyone looking for a bit of comic book action.

3/5