Suicide Squad’s characters carry the movie

by Life Editor Monday Sanderson

My mother and I went to watch the DC movie “Suicide Squad” Friday morning at Monaco Pictures in Huntsville, and we experienced fight scenes, pop music, drama and more.

“Suicide Squad” follows a group of criminals who the government forces to work together to save the world. Viola Davis plays the government official in charge of this operation.

I went into the movie with high expectations, but I was also wary. I normally watch Marvel movies, and I have not seen a DC movie since “Catwoman,” starring Halle Berry. However, I walked away from the movie with no regrets.

The characters and the actors who play them are what make the movie enjoyable. Arguably the most popular character is Harley Quinn, but there is also Deadshot, Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, Katana, Enchantress and Slipknot.

At the beginning, it covers the basic background information of all the main members of the group. The movie spent most of that time on Will Smith’s character Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s character Harley Quinn.

Despite the main focus being on these two characters, they were not my favorites. My favorite characters were El Diablo and Killer Croc.

El Diablo made it his mission to never hurt someone again. He did not start attacking people until they provoked him. He sees the gang as family and he fights to protect them.

With Killer Croc, even though he is a killer who sometimes like to eat humans, he is easy to like. He speaks his mind, even though it is rare when he speaks up. The times that he does speak up are funny and make me laugh.

However, the most controversial character was the Joker. Jared Leto plays a good Joker. Even though I do not watch DC movies, I am familiar with the Joker and his mannerisms, and Leto embodies these traits. The only issue was that he was rarely on screen. He was not seen long enough to create a firm opinion.

Another aspect of the movie I liked was the music. Most of the songs which played throughout the movie fit the scene. Some scenes did not need the music it had, but there were good song choices. I left the theater singing one of the songs from the movie. I have new artists to listen to, and I will take the time to listen to the soundtrack.

Despite the amazing characters and music, the plot was subpar. It was the same routine plot many people can find in other movies. There is an evil person or being who is trying to take over the world, and the main characters have to save the world. If it were not for the characters, I would not see it again.

Also, the trailer showed most of the best scenes. When certain scenes from the trailer showed up in the movie, they no longer made me laugh like before. There were other scenes in the movie, though, that made up for it.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It had a good amount of action, drama and comedy. It was fascinating when the movie focused on the characters, and I will buy this when it comes out on DVD.