DC | Suicide Squad | The Reviews are in.... DAMAGED

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by Jazzem » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:19 pm

Afraid I'm with the critics; this was confused, dull, directionless, unfunny, the lot.

Shame as the performances were generally fine, but man they can't save such an unfocused mess of a film.

...which is to say it's by far the best DC Universe film!...why do I keep going to see these ;_;

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by Ord » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:01 pm

Tomous wrote:http://newsthump.com/2016/08/08/hollywood-screenwriters-announce-theyve-finished-writing-the-script-to-suicide-squad/

:lol:

:lol: Very good!
Unlike the movie. Just back from seeing this and what a strawberry floating disaster! Awful editing, 90% unfunny jokes, nonsensical scenes due to gooseberry fool editing, different songs that change every 3 minutes, woeful action, pacing and characterisation.
I'm officially done with superhero movies.
gooseberry fool.

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by Grumpy David » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:37 pm

I know it's been getting slated but I still want to see it. Torn between risking it for £11 or waiting for a decent copy tor rent. What do?

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by Ord » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:02 pm

Grumpy David wrote:I know it's been getting slated but I still want to see it. Torn between risking it for £11 or waiting for a decent copy tor rent. What do?

Wait. Just wait. They will probably release it on on DVD/Blu-Ray/rental with extra scenes that will, hopefully, be better edited than the gooseberry fool fest that is in cinemas right now.

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by chalkitdown » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:49 pm

Skippy wrote:


Great review. Agree with them mostly about the first 30 minutes being a bit of a mess.

I love it when Mike brings up some Star Trek gooseberry fool and Jay just looks like he wants to kill himself :lol:

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by Memento Mori » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:11 pm

Whenever Rich Evans' not on screen, all the other characters should be asking "Where's Rich?"

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by BID0 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:29 pm

Apparently there's an R rated version cut that might be on the Bluray. Probably with the beating/rape themed scenes added back in

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by Captain Kinopio » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:36 pm

That was terrible.

Holy strawberry floating gooseberry fool. I was worried going from the trailers but my God.

I honestly almost walked out twice.

Worst film I have ever seen at the cinema.

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by JiggerJay » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:02 pm

So me and my partner saw this earlier, It is a bad film, I think it'll be even worse for us if we were more invested in the DC universe, but meh, it's been a bit meh for some time now!

Is it just me or is there no original music in this? Like a score? Every couple of minutes there was a different licensed song which ruins the tempo.
Some alright moments, but there was no real flow, characters being introduced in the opening thirty minutes then more randomly appear and get a 10 second into, there seemed to be no real connection with any of them.

The only real positive, Damn Harley Quinn is Hawt!!!

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by JiggerJay » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:03 pm

Also we went in exhange for nectar points (some promotion) still feel ripped off.

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by Captain Kinopio » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:12 pm

The first 45 minutes is just one long trailer sequence. Who edited this together? Whoever it was they're an absolute hack or a team of hacks. You could actually take out that whole build up and background section of the film, make no other changes, and it would be better for it. Every single joke was absolutely appalling and Margo Robbie delivered her constant string of one lines like a strawberry floating baseball bat to the head with the end result being appropriately stunned disbelief at what you've just been subjected to.

Once all that gooseberry fool was out of the way and the actual mission got underway things only got worse. Will Smith hogged the entire film, barring Robbie's car crash of a performance, and he was utterly horrible. His constant need to be front and centre distracted from anything else in the film and his commentary track to the entire film didn't give anything else a chance to develop and resulted in his character being thoroughly unlikeable and the whole film be entirely one dimensional. Jared Leto's Joker was appalling as well, if this is what he produces through his ludicrous method acting wankery it should be the end of his career, why anyone would hire him after this is beyond me. The central characters were all exactly what I feared from the trailers a bunch of wacky misfit anti heroes designed by a bunch of 50 year old executives. I have no affinity to any of these characters and have never read any of the comics so maybe it's just not for me, but I seem to get along with most of the Marvel stuff fine.

Killer Croc, Diablo and Captain Boomerang were the best things about the film but they were utterly drowned out by everyone else. The scene in the bar near the end was this all over, Diablo's character development was destroyed by Robbie's toe curlingly bad delivery of the 'own it' line. And not content with ruining his moment she also shat all over any chance Croc had at comedy. Deadshot facing off against Flag here was terrible. The one good bit of comedy in the entire film was Boomerang running off as soon as Flag smashed the phone but they strawberry floating ruined it by bringing him back because.....err why.

The story, plot and villain were terrible as was the resolution to it all. So this brother Super Villain who can clear out an entire city and destroy hoardes of Army men can be killed by a small explosion underneath him, sure right. And the Enchantress kicking arse and doing whatever she liked for the entire film was caught out because the film had to end despite the fact she clearly had the powers to avoid getting killed. The stupid slow mo ending was like some cheesy bollocks from an early 90s Arnie turd. And the crap going on all around the world while this was happening, dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

This was utterly brainless film making, terrible performances of woefully written characters in a story out of a power rangers episode.


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by JiggerJay » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:43 pm

Why the strawberry float would they all go back to jail? Just kill the CIA girl and catch the phone and you're free!

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by Godzilla » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:21 pm

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Own it was the worst delivered line and worst bit of the film. When you stop and think about the characters and the portrayal it's actually pretty offensive.

Guardians of the galaxy had a cast if misfits, this has serial murders and child killers and rather than actually address it, it's all fun and games until they pause, look sad then crack on killing.

The last fight was very 90s, some of the cgi in it was terrible.

It'll be interesting to see how the original cut changes things. It would be a much more interesting film with more joker, less music and more threat.

Did love the comedy suits the guys with guns wore though. Panda suit was epic.

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by Preezy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:05 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:
The first 45 minutes is just one long trailer sequence. Who edited this together? Whoever it was they're an absolute hack or a team of hacks. You could actually take out that whole build up and background section of the film, make no other changes, and it would be better for it. Every single joke was absolutely appalling and Margo Robbie delivered her constant string of one lines like a strawberry floating baseball bat to the head with the end result being appropriately stunned disbelief at what you've just been subjected to.

Once all that gooseberry fool was out of the way and the actual mission got underway things only got worse. Will Smith hogged the entire film, barring Robbie's car crash of a performance, and he was utterly horrible. His constant need to be front and centre distracted from anything else in the film and his commentary track to the entire film didn't give anything else a chance to develop and resulted in his character being thoroughly unlikeable and the whole film be entirely one dimensional. Jared Leto's Joker was appalling as well, if this is what he produces through his ludicrous method acting wankery it should be the end of his career, why anyone would hire him after this is beyond me. The central characters were all exactly what I feared from the trailers a bunch of wacky misfit anti heroes designed by a bunch of 50 year old executives. I have no affinity to any of these characters and have never read any of the comics so maybe it's just not for me, but I seem to get along with most of the Marvel stuff fine.

Killer Croc, Diablo and Captain Boomerang were the best things about the film but they were utterly drowned out by everyone else. The scene in the bar near the end was this all over, Diablo's character development was destroyed by Robbie's toe curlingly bad delivery of the 'own it' line. And not content with ruining his moment she also shat all over any chance Croc had at comedy. Deadshot facing off against Flag here was terrible. The one good bit of comedy in the entire film was Boomerang running off as soon as Flag smashed the phone but they strawberry floating ruined it by bringing him back because.....err why.

The story, plot and villain were terrible as was the resolution to it all. So this brother Super Villain who can clear out an entire city and destroy hoardes of Army men can be killed by a small explosion underneath him, sure right. And the Enchantress kicking arse and doing whatever she liked for the entire film was caught out because the film had to end despite the fact she clearly had the powers to avoid getting killed. The stupid slow mo ending was like some cheesy bollocks from an early 90s Arnie turd. And the crap going on all around the world while this was happening, dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

This was utterly brainless film making, terrible performances of woefully written characters in a story out of a power rangers episode.


gooseberry fool

So 7/10?

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by Hexx » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:34 pm

Pinched from Rllmuk

What right does Bruce think he has to apprehend Deadshot in this universe anyway? They both deal out vigilante justice killing bad guys.

The only difference is one does it for money to support his troubled daughter and the other is a billionaire loner.


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by Ecno » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:51 pm

I liked the set up even though it was a bit over the place.

The 2nd half was just a bit dull though. Though I have been bored of low stakes superhero fight scenes for a while now.

I thought the cast was pretty good except for Cara Delevingne, though it might just be that her somewhat interesting character was just written very poorly.

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by chalkitdown » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:53 pm

Hexx wrote:Pinched from Rllmuk

What right does Bruce think he has to apprehend Deadshot in this universe anyway? They both deal out vigilante justice killing bad guys.

The only difference is one does it for money to support his troubled daughter and the other is a billionaire loner.


:D


One is after the bad guys, the other goes after anyone he is paid to go after. :D

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by Wedgie » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:17 pm

BID0 wrote:Apparently there's an R rated version cut that might be on the Bluray. Probably with the beating/rape themed scenes added back in



They said the same thing for BvS "Ultimate Edition" and it's still rated 12. :simper:

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