THE SUICIDE SQUAD, with the exception of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), has an all new crew of bad guys turned good who are led by Bloodsport, Idris Elba. The rest of the crew are all new characters who set out to defend the world against an interstellar weapon that could destroy the world.
My favorite mutant here is a giant, walking shark whose superpower is just being a shark. He snacks on the enemy throughout the en- tire movie. What do you expect He’s a hungry shark. The other Suicide Squad characters include John Cena as Peacemaker, Polka Dot Man, who throws lethal polka dots from off his body, and a female character who can control rats; lots and lots of rats.
This third version of Suicide Squad has a lot more humor in it. The movie was written and directed by James Gunn, who also wrote and directed THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies. So, while bloody and gory, the movie has plenty of laughs to go along with the action.
Elba is great in his role as Bloodsport, the leader of the team, and Viola Davis is back as Amander Waller, the head of the government agency that controls THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Her team plants an explosive device at the base of the brain of all of the mis-fits turned mercenaries. Giving her full control of the team to obey her orders or die.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD is the best of the three movies in the DC Comics Universe. Look for more movies in the series as well as a PEACEMAKER spin-off movie starring John Cena.
The movie is rated R for some real bloody and gory scenes and it has a run time of 2 hours and 12 minutes. On my “Hollywood Popcorn Scale” I rate THE SUICIDE SQUAD a LARGE.