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Old 12-12-2016, 03:03 PM
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E has reviewed 'Suicide Squad: Extended Cut'. He says curious viewers may want to rent this first. Here's why...

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Old 12-13-2016, 12:44 AM
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I don't get the point of the extended edition. They didn't bother fixing the ADD editing that put Enchantress in two places at once, but they added a pointless scene of Flash that doesn't even belong here. Secondy, they still make it look like the relationship between Joker and Harley is love rather than abuse and fear.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:59 AM
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Horrid film. Robbie's character was superfluous, and everyone but Smith's Deadshot and the villainous Enchantress were completely underdeveloped.

Leto's Joker was a high water mark for me, despite his odd costuming as an urban street thug. The obvious chemistry between Robbie and him made me yearn for a "Natural Born Killers" style film focused on the pair, retaining the excellent Batman cameos.

2/5.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:17 AM
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I do not like Leto's Joker because I hate the god awful teeth. He looks like Lil Wayne and Marilyn Manson had a love child that decided to cosplay as the Joker. The worst part was that this movie was supposed to seal Leto as Joker but it didn't do anything to make me say, "Okay, this guy IS the Joker." Instead, I just came out of "meh, he wasn't bad, but that wasn't really Joker."
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:40 AM
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Rented it. It wasn't anywhere near as bad as I was led to believe, but not terribly good either.

It is not a very well-built movie. The overuse of overused pop songs that were pumped up over the soundtrack frequently denied scenes and characters their room to breathe. The film doesn't effectively build the team dynamic, or even provide terribly exciting action. The action was mostly a couple of vidoegamey shoot-outs against hordes of picklepeople. They walk down the street, shoot a bunch of picklepeople, go in a building, shoot a bunch of picklepeople etc.

I didn't really get why the squad had to
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walk all the way to Waller's office so that she could then go out on her balcony and get in a helicopter and fly away without them. I guess the idea was that they had to escort her the short distance from her office to the landing pad.
But whatevs.

The main dynamic between Kinnaman and Smith doesn't really have any tension to it. Some of it might be that Kinnaman was mildly miscast or should've portrayed his character as more of an authoritative hot-tempered meathead instead of just a eye-rolling dude who's embarrassed by all the freaks around him.

The film had its moments, generally kept moving, and some of the characters and performances were fun. I found most of the characters were well enough developed and fun enough that I could get into them. There just wasn't enough of a team dynamic to get excited about seeing them come together.
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Old 12-14-2016, 11:50 AM
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Rented it. It wasn't anywhere near as bad as I was led to believe, but not terribly good either.

The film had its moments, generally kept moving, and some of the characters and performances were fun. I found most of the characters were well enough developed and fun enough that I could get into them. There just wasn't enough of a team dynamic to get excited about seeing them come together.
Kinnaman certainly didn't do a great job, but he didn't have much of a character to begin with. He's cool with someone
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murdering fellow law enforcement officials,
but not with the Squad looting. Sure!

Enchantress, the character, and her "actress" are the worst parts of the movie for me.

This video points out some of the logical flaws in the movie. Some stuff you might not consciously realize upon a first watch, but that become obvious with a second viewing or more thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMNFaAUs2mo
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:03 PM
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I agree with you and that video that the movie did a bad job of justifying its own premise. The film borrows a lot from 'Escape From New York', but that film did an excellent job justifying why the government would recruit a con to do their dirty work. I think 'Suicide Squad' would've been better off to have a mission that took advantage of the squad's underworld contacts and knowledge of the criminal world and ability to infiltrate its networks, rather than justifying the squad by their physical powers.

A lot of this comes from their selection of Enchantress as the villain. I actually kinda liked the 'Ghostbusters' knock-off imagery they used to bring her to life. I thought the vocal effects on her voice were really neat. But the big world-crushing demon type of villain wasn't the best way to go in terms of generating the type of mission that would justify deploying the Suicide Squad instead of just the regular army.
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Question....

If I were to watch this once, should I watch the Extended Edition in 2D or the Theatrical Edition in 3D?
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:03 PM
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A lot of this comes from their selection of Enchantress as the villain. I actually kinda liked the 'Ghostbusters' knock-off imagery they used to bring her to life. I thought the vocal effects on her voice were really neat. But the big world-crushing demon type of villain wasn't the best way to go in terms of generating the type of mission that would justify deploying the Suicide Squad instead of just the regular army.
That's a good point. And let's not forget that the threat of the Enchantress taking over the world wouldn't even have existed had Amanda Waller not super stupidly put her on the team. The whole conflict of the movie that the squad has to solve is created by the squad and its leadership. That just doesn't work.
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I'm confused. The run time on this site says its 136 minutes, but I just took it out of the library and it says it's 123 minutes. What is it supposed to be?
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