Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad ★★★★

Some of the most fun I've had in a theater this summer and the whole year. Will Smith and Margot Robbie kill it.

Didn't really appreciate the expository first act, but this gets wholly resonant by the last third, personally. (Yes, the villain isn't the best, but by no means did Cara ruin the film).

This thing has a lot of heart. I got chills multiple times throughout.

Although there are obvious studio cut-ins of scenes that set up future DC films, Suicide Squad is really its own film with its own characters and I love that. For the most part, Suicide Squad is only concerned with itself rather than setting up a franchise.

As I said with Batman v. Superman, from a filmmaking standpoint (I don't read comic books), this stuff is miles ahead of Marvel.

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