Feed The Review: DC Comics’ Suicide Squad

Written by Olivia Apperson, Kayla Earley, and Hannah Elliott

Suicide Squad, the summer blockbuster, was released on August 5, 2016, starring Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jared Leto (Joker), and Karen Fukuhara (Katana). The movie was pretty good to us, but comic book obsessors might not agree. The relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker was very toned down and nothing like the original. Instead of the Joker being abusive and manipulative, he was all of a sudden nice to Harley.  Many fans were disappointed in the lack of action and said it was lame, but they should try making an action movie and see how much hate they get, as if they could do better. The movie could’ve been better (and more like the comic), but it could’ve been way worse too.

Alongside the DC Comics movie, Suicide Squad, its soundtrack was also released. Although most people are only familiar with “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots, they also pre-released 3 other singles, including “Purple Lamborghini”,“Sucker For Pain”, and that other one that nobody knows (“Gangsta”). The soundtrack, although it debuted at number one much to everyone’s surprise, had mostly bad reviews. The songs on the soundtrack were good, just not good together. The album overall was all over the place, and it didn’t really capture the movie as well as expected. The movie had a villainous vibe to it, unlike the soundtrack that Pitchfork.com describes as “the background music in a powerpoint”. Despite all the negative reviews, the Suicide Squad soundtrack wasn’t as bad as the internet made it out to be, but you can find out for yourself. Check out Suicide Squad coming to DVD sometime between November and December, and its soundtrack available on Google Play Music, ITunes, and on Spotify.]

Picture from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs


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