(This review may contain spoilers).
I saw this movie advertised so many times, by the time I went to see it (at midnight, of course), it was almost anti-climatic.
I really liked the almost Prologue part of this movie, as it allowed me the opportunity to get to know some of the characters before they went into danger.
I did feel a lot of sympathy for Harley Quinn, even though she might have been my favourite character… at least alongside Deadshot. I was prepared for Will Smith to play a much different version of the character I’d seen in Arrow, but I wasn’t expecting him to have quite as much depth.
I really didn’t like Waller, even though she was technically supposed to be one of the good guys. I actually found it really quite hard to suspend my disbelief when it came to forming the Suicide Squad. While I could see the reasons behind wanting to fight fire with fire, I felt Deadshot was really the only one who showed any kind of willingness to keep up his end of the deal. At least as long as he got something out of it.
I thought it was good to have the opportunity to learn about Diablo’s past and to see the contrast between what he’d been like then and his personality in the present time. However, by the end of the movie, I was left with quite a few questions about what was going on with him.
I found the Enchantress and her brother to both be intriguing characters, though the one with the most mystery surrounding her was definitely Katana. It was good to see how much Flag cared June, but I didn’t get to see many scenes with them together and I had originally assumed Flag was playing her.
It was also good to see glimpses of the Joker’s relationship with Harley Quinn, though throughout most of the film, I didn’t really see his feelings as love… more like obsession/wanting to get back a favourite toy.
There was a lot of good action, but although I think some attempt was made to inject humour, I felt much of that fell flat. I was more interested in the characters than the banter between them.
I did enjoy watching this and would definitely see it again in the future. Althoug h the cameos from Batman were brief, I enjoyed seeing them… and the setup for the next films in the DC series.
Oh… and there is a post-credits scene. Make sure you stick around.