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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Suicide Squad'

'Unexpectedly entertaining, but underwhelming'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – 'Suicide Squad' (PG-13) "Unexpectedly entertaining, but underwhelming"

It's a world where Superman is gone and the government uses the worst criminals to fight the most powerful metahumans, known as superhumans

The villains are brought together to destroy Enchantress, a witch who is over six thousand years old. The beginning of the movie provides a strong foundation for who these criminals are, so even if you don't follow DC comics, you can follow the story. It might be best if you don't know the comics, because you will see this as a movie with no expectation other than to be entertained.

You'll see a soft dysfunctional side of the Joker (Jared Leto) thanks to Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Deadshot (Will Smith) gives this movie the blend of comedy and action that it needs. He's a solid character. However, toward the end the battle to destroy Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) is simply disconnected, as if the actors weren't in character and ready to wrap things up.

Overall, it's an entertaining movie that is better than its movie trailer.

 


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