The Suicide Squad review: Wacky humour, gritty fights and satisfying fun

7/8/2021 1:33:00 PM

Watch out for two mid-credits scenes at the end of the movie.

Sylvester Stallone, Joel Kinnaman

Directed by James Gunn , The Suicide Squad carries the same blend of action and comedy that made his Guardians Of The Galaxy movies such sleeper hits – except that it's much more violent .

Watch out for two mid-credits scenes at the end of the movie.

·Length: 132 minutesDirector: James GunnCast: Idris Elba, John Cena, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Daniela Melchior and Viola DavisIn theatres and streaming on HBO Max from 5 August4 out of 5 starsThe Suicide Squad is back in cinemas once more – that's "

TheSuicide Squad", with the article "the", as opposed to the 2016 movie featuring the DC anti-heroes which was titled "Suicide Squad". Why make a sequel that has practically the exact same title? Well, firstly, according to Warner Bros, this is a "stand-alone sequel", which means it doesn't require you to have watched the previous film, although many cast members from that film return in this part. More importantly, while Suicide Squad 1, directed by David Ayer, made a lot of money for Warner Bros, praise for the movie went mostly to the cast and their performances, while the plot and directing were heavily criticised. I guess the studio is just gonna pretend that the first Suicide Squad movie doesn't exist, with this reboot of sorts.

Read more: Yahoo Singapore »

The Stories Behind: Thaarumaaru Runners, a fitness group that goes the extra mile for the community

SINGAPORE — I consider myself to be quite a regular runner, but whenever I do, I usually run alone. To me, running is a therapeutic and personal activity, and doing it alone helps me to take my mind off the day's troubles. Read more >>

Cena channels 'douchey Captain America' in The Suicide SquadA huge, hulking specimen with muscles on his muscles, Peacemaker is more than willing to fight, kill, and even start a war, but of course it’s all in the name of keeping the peace. For him, there is no act too low and no price too high to pay for...

Delicate Handmade ‘Ribbon’ Chee Cheong Fun By Tim Ho Wan Chef-Turned-Hawker

Formula 1: Aston Martin claim 'new evidence' in seeking Vettel reviewLONDON: Aston Martin formally appealed Sebastian Vettel\u0027s Hungarian Grand Prix disqualification on Thursday (Aug 5) and said they would also present \u0022significant new evidence\u0022 to Formula One\u0027s governing body. Four-times world champion Vettel finished second at the Hungaroring on Sunday, behind Alpine\u0027s Est

Egyptian women find help online to fight 'sextortion' threatsCAIRO — Ms Radwa, a 27-year-old Egyptian woman, said her blood ran cold when her ex-boyfriend threatened to send nude photographs of her to her parents in revenge for their break-up.

Pig farms accused of defiling Mexico's 'sacred wells'Long revered by the Maya people as sacred and today a magnet for tourists, local indigenous communities fear the water-filled sinkholes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are under threat from industrial pig farms.

6 August 2021, 9:31 am · Length: 132 minutes Director: James Gunn Cast: Idris Elba, John Cena, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Daniela Melchior and Viola Davis In theatres and streaming on HBO Max from 5 August 4 out of 5 stars The Suicide Squad is back in cinemas once more – that's " The Suicide Squad", with the article "the", as opposed to the 2016 movie featuring the DC anti-heroes which was titled "Suicide Squad".Disney rejects ScarJo’s lawsuit over Black Widow streaming Peacemaker is adorned in the colours of the American flag with a yellow dove emblem symbolising peace on his costume and helmet..LinkedIn LONDON: Aston Martin formally appealed Sebastian Vettel's Hungarian Grand Prix disqualification on Thursday (Aug 5) and said they would also present"significant new evidence" to Formula One's governing body.

Why make a sequel that has practically the exact same title? Well, firstly, according to Warner Bros, this is a "stand-alone sequel", which means it doesn't require you to have watched the previous film, although many cast members from that film return in this part. More importantly, while Suicide Squad 1, directed by David Ayer, made a lot of money for Warner Bros, praise for the movie went mostly to the cast and their performances, while the plot and directing were heavily criticised. The Suicide Squad’s costume designer Judianna Makovsky said of it: “It is so silly and outrageous and there are different iterations of it in the comic - some are big, some are just weird, hence the line that he’s wearing a toilet bowl on his head. I guess the studio is just gonna pretend that the first Suicide Squad movie doesn't exist, with this reboot of sorts. This instalment, directed by James Gunn, carries the same blend of action and comedy that made Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy movies such sleeper hits. “But funnily enough, it was very comfortable, and John wore it all the time and he wanted to wear it in every shot. Except that it's much more violent – the film carries an M18 rating in Singapore for violence and coarse language." Vettel's car was impounded by the governing FIA and taken to France after the race in Hungary and Formula One has an August break before the next race at the end of the month.

Gunn took the job as director on the condition that he'd be able to make the film R-rated, going for a gritty style with the fighting and action.” John Cena (extreme right) in The Suicide Squad WARNER BROS Cena added: “Peacemaker’s costume is such a personification of how much of a d-bag he is. If you're squeamish about gory violence, note that the worst gorily violent action set piece occurs near the beginning of the movie. There are several more violent fights though they're markedly less wince-inducing. You try to wear colours to blend in, to not be seen. There, I hope that helped. Margot Robbie, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone and David Dastmalchian star in The Suicide Squad. There’s some psychological subtext there, some compensating for something. Source: Reuters/jt.

(Still: Warner Bros) Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), commander of the shady Task Force X, or what's also known as the Suicide Squad, assembles another team of super-villains serving prison time for a covert government mission, offering to reduce their sentences in return for their service. The mission: to infiltrate the island nation of Corto Maltese, which is antagonistic towards the United States, and destroy a dangerous weapon of mass destruction. I admire him. It's no secret that this WMD is a giant alien starfish monster called Starro who serves as the primary antagonist of the last act of the movie – the kaiju has already been revealed in trailers for The Suicide Squad. Story continues Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Joel Kinnaman's Colonel Rick Flag return in this outing. I was flat out completely impressed with what he did with the Guardians (Of The Galaxy) universe, making a group of unknowns not only known, but beloved. Idris Elba, John Cena and Sylvester Stallone join the main cast as Bloodsport, Peacemaker and Nanaue the King Shark.

There's also the Ratcatcher (Daniela Melchior) and Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian). I didn’t care if he was doing a superhero movie, or a period piece, a comedy, a war movie.  Don't expect detailed backstories for the sprawling cast of Suicide Squad members – most of the characters are introduced with one or two lines of exposition – there's no time to explain all their origins or powers from the DC comics. Much of the humour comes from character comedy from the anti-heroes. Could you talk about the environment that he creates on set? James gravitates towards these ensemble pieces. Standouts in this regard are Abner the Polka-Dot Man and Nanaue the half-man-half-shark. Abner's hilarious running gag, besides his ridiculous power to shoot polka dots from his body, turns on his serious mommy issues – he hallucinates his abusive mother wherever he goes. It’s like the live touring business, which my experience with WWE gives me.

As for Nanaue, he has very little in the brains department and his menacing physical form is juxtaposed with a child-like disposition – he's constantly hungry and most living things appear to him as "nom-nom".  Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba, and John Cena in The Suicide Squad. That happens as a by-product, but first and foremost, he invests his whole self and casts accordingly. (Still: Warner Bros) Among a decidedly wacky cast of characters, there is however a certain emotional depth. For most of the movie, the Suicide Squad merely follow orders from Waller, on pain of being killed remotely by an explosive device implanted in their heads if they disobey. That’s also in his skill set, the ability to cast great performers. However, a twist near the end of the movie (there are many twists along the way, by the way) leads the team to take a stand that is powerfully redemptive and accords them agency.

Basically, The Suicide Squad is a ton of fun with pretty macabre action scenes. I crafted what I thought would be the best version of who this person was based on the facts that I’d been given and the script that I read. The Suicide Squad was shot for the Imax format, so if you're a fan of huge cinema screens, remember to go for the Imax theatre option when buying your tickets. Oh, there are two mid-credits scenes at the end of the movie. What you have is what you get. They don't contribute anything to the plot of this movie per se, but they are there. The second mid-credits scene appears to be a lead-in to a certain TV series coming to HBO Max, the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service. If anything, roles make training tougher, because the days are longer and there’s much more to do.

Get more TV and movie news from Yahoo Lifestyle on .