The Suicide Squad movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This sequel, that feels more like a reboot, is very gory but surprisingly quite enjoyable. Fans will adore it, but it’s best for older teens due to the bloody violence and language.


A government agent sends Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and more of the world’s biggest supervillains on a dangerous mission that’ll reduce their prison sentences. The team gets sent to the island of Corto Maltese to destroy a laboratory and save the world.

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Movie details

Director: James Gunn
Cast: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson
Writer: James Gunn
Release Date (Australia): 5 August 2021
Runtime: 132 minutes/2h 12m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film features strong fantasy themes such as depictions of creatures, threat, torture and frequent action sequences in a fantasy context.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains frequent depictions of very large blood sprays, spatters and injury detail accompanying scenes featuring gory decapitations, dismemberment and other forms of violence including shootings and stabbing.

Coarse Language (M)

There is use of the word “f**k” throughout the film, as well as uses of coarse language such as “s**t”, “d**k” and “damn”.

Drug Use (M)

The film contains a brief depiction of a man holding a tourniquet around his arms as he injects himself with heroin.

Nudity (M)

The film contains brief nudity in the form of a very brief depiction each of a woman’s breasts and a man’s genitals.

Sex (M)

The film contains multiple verbal references made to sex, masturbation and a man’s genitalia, as well as a scene in which two characters engage in sexual intercourse.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Gunn’s gory, silly and completely fresh reboot-sequel to Suicide Squad is a pleasurable surprise, but unfortunately lacks some energy. Basically, The Suicide Squad is exactly what 2016’s bummer should’ve been. It’s entirely obvious to identify, but it was tremendously unnecessary to add all the extreme carnage, language and other overdone graphic material to the story. What people truly want is just a fun, comical, ridiculous and entertaining flick packed with engaging action that’s worth witnessing in the cinema.

Despite the major gore, The Suicide Squad is surprisingly improved and is certainly much better than most sequels we’ve experienced over the past two years. However, the film owns some weakness that makes it worth warning everyone to not let their expectations move too high. It’s mainly just the prolonged climax and the film’s whole pace in general. Considering it isn’t fast and feels noticeably extensive, the characters, action and jokes make it worth a watch.

The creators basically just completely ignore the existence of 2016’s Suicide Squad, aim at the fun centre of the target, fire the arrow, miss the bullseye, but unexpectedly achieve a high score. Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Rick Flag, King Shark, Ratcatcher and Polka-Dot Man lead as entertaining and engaging characters, placed in the middle of an action-packed mission. The silliness in the centre is loveable and it’s all a really funny adventure, but isn’t worth way too much hype.

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