Now with all the wizardry and magic combined, the powers at Warner Bros and DC conjured the insanely smart mixture of creative genius James Gunn with a property that was literally on its last breath from being erased from existence, The Suicide Squad.
The Suicide Squad follows Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Led by both Colonel Rick Flag and Robert Dubois, aka Bloodsport, the team of unconventional “heroes” take on an interdimensional entity that may just throw a big enough wrench in their fun.
One of the obvious differences from the first film in 2016 is tone. By far, one the greatest things that James Gunn does for this franchise is recognize that it’s based on a comic book, and shouldn’t be taken so serious.
The fact that Gunn has no problem reminding moviegoers to not get attached to any particular characters is a huge indicator that this is going to be a free-for-all. Anything can happen, and quite honestly, just about everything does happen.
But a great tone is nothing without the people who make it feasible, and the cast for this movie are second to none. With performers like Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller returning to help ground the film, we get amazing performances by actors Idris Elba, John Cena, AND Peter Capaldi.
The Suicide Squad, although silly and bloody fun, shows the care and compassion a project can have when the studio finds a great creative mind to helm the project and gives the space to let them love on their project.