This movie is based on the classic series created by John Ostrander in the 1980s and its later revivals. This movie is not as good as Ostrander’s run on the title. Ostrander’s run on Suicide Squad is nearly as good as Walter Simonson’s run on Thor or John Byrne’s run on Fantastic Four.
Government operative Amanda Walker wants to assemble a team of super villains in case a person as powerful as Superman turns evil. She seems convinced that she can control such a team.
The team is needed sooner than expected. The team includes Harley Queen, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, and El Diablo. Special forces ace Colenel Rick Flag is on hand to ride herd over the team.
Will Smith is good as Deadshot. Margot Robbie is good as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis is good as Amanda Waller. Cara Delavingne had something done to her voice to make her sound other worldly as the Enchantress and it might have taken away from her performance. The other cast members are okay.
The musical score was good and the songs were nice. The movie moves at a good clip and it is not too long. However it is not great. The Joker didn’t need to be in this movie and he is in and out of the movie, so it is hard to judge Jared Leto’s performance.
The movie didn’t quite come together. It is not terrible but outside of a few performances there is not much special about it. To say more would require spoiling the plot. Star Trek Beyond is better than this but this is better than Jason Bourne.