Suicide Squad

Now, this is what I call an out and out popcorn flick and the reason why I watched it in the first place was that I wanted to sit back and relax and I was not disappointed. Not too many people on the planet would have a problem if there is a problem in Gotham City but this time it’s not about the Batman but a ragtag team of super villains trying to save the planet and in the bargain providing “the kicks” seldom seen from the conventional angle. This is more in the league of Deadpool as a genre and goodness be damned!!!

Suicide Squad, DC comics, Joker, Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie
Suicide Squad

The Unique Selling Point or USP, and there are plenty, is not the soundtrack or the star cast but a lady in particular and that is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn opposite the Joker brilliantly portrayed by Jared Leto but still falls way short of Heath Ledger’s swansong. Just for the record, irrespective of the artist in general, his/her death in his/her prime lends an aura of invincibility to the actor in this case. Ms Robbie is my utopia, my pseudo girlfriend, chocolate candy all rolled into one. The sky is the limit for her in terms of the future but I’ll probably put her in the same league as Kristen Stewart for the sex appeal, oomph and the acting prowess. Clearly the marketing also helps when the tagline is “We want them bad”. IMDB gives it a rating of 6.1 but in contrast, the collections were far in excess of the production so you can take your pick if you are in DC vs Marvel.

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