teleject’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is what happens when super villains stop arching heroes and start getting real by working for the federal government.
In the wake of Superman’s death, America is left defenseless against metahuman threats. So, the Feds realize they can counter any potential metahuman threats by using the same people who pose those metahuman threats.
It's a crazy idea that works only on paper, which is great because Amanda Waller has a thick binder filled with the stuff, which she shares to convince other Federal officials over a fancy steak dinner in a fancy restaurant called Exposition Eatery 101.
This team, this Suicide Squad, is formed just in time to fight, you guessed it, one of their own before the whole world blows up or something.
In this disjointed storytelling of several sad characters with backstories that, if handled with any commensurate directing or editing, could have had audiences rooting for the anti-heroes.
Instead, this film makes you hate yourself while raising questions that you just don't get in other movies, like:
* Who shoots down the helicopter the Suicide Squad as they start their mission? Why?
* What are the odds that an archeologist breaks off the only cursed talisman in a cave filled them dozens if not hundreds of other artifacts? Why would an archeologist do that in the first place?
* Why doesn’t Captain Boomerang throw that bomb at the end when throwing things is his thing?
* What does the big bad machine in Act 3 do?
* Why is Jared Leto's Juggalo Joker in this movie at all?
In conclusion, if you loved the 80’s Suicide Squad comic that made imaginative use of DC Comic's languishing B-grade villains, you will have to agree that this movie has the same title.