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2.0 starsThe Suicide Squad - 8/8/2021

This evening Sarah and I went to movies 10 in Nelsonville to watch The Suicide Squad.  This DC movie starred Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis, Daniela Melchior and Joel Kinnaman.

Is the movie a sequel or a reboot... I can't say.  Lots of action, some good moments of character development and a predictable plot.  The choice of characters that appear in this movie and their visual design is quite baffling.  At several times when my suspension of disbelief was lost as the movie was, well... stupid.

Margot Robbie is excellent in this film.  Her character, the eternally twisted Harley Quinn, goes on an adventure of her own and it is awesome.  Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2 does a great job too.

Now that Deadpool has proven that a rated-R superhero movie can make money, DC has jumped onto the R-rated bandwagon.  But where Deadpool's content felt as a natural part of the character and movie, The Suicide Squad's strong violence, gore, exsesive blood and brief graphic nudity seemed to serve no real purpose.  I'm not being a prude.  It's just pointless testosterone-driven filler.

This is a good movie if you don't have a brain.

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