Grey the Dot’s review published on Letterboxd:
Make your own opinion. Go see Suicide Squad. Don't listen to the critics (me included). In the end, the only opinion that matters is your own.
Let us make something clear. I'm pre-programmed to love any superhero movie with characters I already love unless the movie is truly terrible shit. On the other hand. If I don't care about or dislike the characters in a superhero movie beforehand the movie has to really wow me to make me care. Suicide Squad lands somewhere in the middle for me. I loved it but at the same time, it never wowed me (to be fair I expected a 9/10 but got a 7/10 so that's not too bad).
Every single actor is great no matter how little screen time they get.
I think I was wrong when I believed David Ayer was the perfect fit to direct Suicide Squad. He just doesn't direct an ensemble cast very well. He did so in Fury but Ayer likes to keep his actors in a confined space. In superhero movies the actors have more room to move and they don't seem to know where to move to all the time. I believed David Ayer was such a good choice for Suicide Squad because his previous movies shared similar themes and characters but with this source material, I now believe any director would have fit the bill, maybe a director better at moving his actor's around. Not to stomp on Ayer's ass I love the movie but I think he could have done a better job.
I think there is a lesson to be learned from this. Great characters work even if the story they find themselves in don't.
Enjoyment Extracted: 8/10
Technical Execution: 7/10
The following is a rant on DC & MARVEL:
I love Marvel and DC because they both make awesome superhero movies that are PRACTICALLY IDENTICAL Yet somehow Marvel movies gets unprecedented praise and no criticisms while DC movies gets shit on for making the EXACT SAME MOVIES.
The world is crazy and doesn't make any sence.