Suicide Squad movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s a handful of action-packed sequences on top of wild fantasy characters, but Suicide Squad is slow and uninteresting. You won’t enjoy it despite the cast, too.


A secret government agency assembles a team of some of the world’s most dangerous supervillains from prison and sends them on a mission together to save the world.

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Movie details

Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara
Writer: David Ayer
Release Date (Australia): 4 August 2016
Runtime: 123 minutes/2h 3m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains fantasy themes in which several characters use supernatural abilities and intense action sequences are depicted. There are also thematic elements including assassination and threat.

Violence (M)

The film features sustained sequences of action violence including the use of weapons and hand-to-hand combat.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes a brief use of “f**k”, as well as use of words such as “ass”, “bitch”, “s**t” and “p***y”.

Sex (PG)

There are brief sexual references and innuendo throughout the film.

mpaa rating

(PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The skilfully designed antiheroes alongside their engaging performances unfortunately can’t save this uncomfortably-unhurried action movie. But it’s the clever-appearing plot that gripped us all, and left us in disappointment when we realised the pacing was terrible and pretty much the entire idea is lame. You’re all better protecting your money from Suicide Squad. Or are you a seriously big fan of the DC comics and films? Well, there’s no doubt that majority of DC’s biggest fans left in regret.

The best and only good element of this movie are certainly the characters, ideas and fantasy action sequences. But the fantastical action is saved for the climax and before then, it’s just the Suicide Squad slowly attempting to get to the point.

And despite the average design and gripping visuals, the writing and direction of this film are both utterly terrible. Honestly, there were some pretty creative moments in there, including the humour and movement. However, it’s all completely predictable and nobody was expecting Suicide Squad to be a messy, pointless adventure. The story drags you out for nothing, so you’re better off avoiding the time to watch this.

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