Writer/Director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is a wild ride in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, although, in this version, the dirty half dozen team is composed of meta-humans with extraordinary powers, plus a woman possessed by an evil witch, who wants to take over the world.
The team is excellent, composed of Will Smith as Deadshot, an assassin who never misses, Margot Robbie as Harlie Quinn, the crazy girlfriend of The Joker (Jared Leto), Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje as Croc and Jay Hernandez as fire-hands Diablo. The witch Enchantress is well played by Cara Delevingne.
The Lee Marvin role is played by Viola Davis, who convinces the powers-that-be to let her use these reprobates as a team to fight aliens such as Superman, who might not be friendly to humanity.
When the Enchantress escapes, the team is brought into service, albeit reluctantly.
Suicide Squad is definitely a guy-flic with action galore, all well-done and fun.
Margot Robbie is the standout performer, earning Suicide Squad a 4 out of 5.