Suicide Squad (2016)

(NO SPOILERS!) A near perfect cocktail of visually stunning action, ironic humor and Will Smith as the deadliest assassin in DC universe.

David Ayer’s movies are exactly what they call “A Calm before the Storm” kind. The visual array of combat skills follow right after intense emotions and epiphanies. His directorial streak after “Fury” continues and it establishes his mastery in the direction of warfare amidst subtle interpersonal feelings.



After Superman changed the course of warfare of soldiers and meta-humans, Amanda Waller, a high profile functionary in the pentagon puts together Task Force X. A team of the most ingenious assassins & supervillains who are incarcerated. Among the inducted are the world’s deadliest mercenary Deadshot, Joker’s psychotic queen Harley Quinn and the Killer Croc. Armed with the most advanced arsenal at the disposal of US government, the group’s objective is to save a superior target from the city. However, the city has been laid waste to, by the forces of ancient mystic “Enchantress” and her brother. Forging their ultimate weapon of destruction, they will stop at nothing till the world has faced their wrath. The last hope of the mankind will live or die, with the Suicide Squad.


David Ayer maintains his skillful direction of a prime action movie. Yet he doesn’t fail to pitch in the exact amount of background and their sentimental aspects. In spite of a weak story and more than few plotholes, the movie doesn’t quiver your attention at any time. Thanks to the plethora of blazing gun fights, vibrant madness and good visual effects. Will Smith was an unconventional choice for Deadshot, since the expert marksman is a Caucasian in the comic universe. But nevertheless, Will Smith delivers a striking performance and is a wonder on-screen. His ironic humor with the sociopathic remarks of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) are spot on and are hilarious. But this does seem pretentious at times and loses its charm, but the wisdom still holds. The low on screen time for Joker is an anticlimactic letdown. Apart from his love crazed psychotic self, there wasn’t anything of substance and much less “the Agent of Chaos”. David Ayer has his own distinctive style of directing War and Action movies. The action always bonds with the emotional state and vulnerability of the character. In Fury, the state of deprived hope and yet the solace they find in their tank add to the sentimental reciprocity of the great battle sequence in the end. Just like A Calm before the Storm. The movie inflicts vague perspectives in different people, but definitely appeases the craving for power packed entertainment.