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Movie Review: The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad (2020)

Starring: Idris Elba, Margot Robie, Joel Kinnamen, David Dastmalchian, Viola Davis

Directed By: James Gunn

2016’s Suicide Squad was…not well received. While it made a ton of money and gave us Margot Robie’s great iteration of Harley Quinn, the rest of David Ayer’s entry into the then-newly born DCEU was pretty much a gigantic mess, filled with too many needle drops, too many introductions, and not enough story to get us to care about Task Force X. Despite making a lot of money at the box office, the critical and fan reaction lead Warner Bros to sit on a sequel idea, until James Gunn was fired in a show of bad faith by Marvel Studios (he’s since been rehired). Since the original Suicide Squad‘s final cut was heavily influenced by Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it made sense that WB would jump at the chance to let Gunn put his stamp on the makeshift team of DC baddies. And make no mistake, this is very much Gunn’s take on the supervillain team.

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