Intelligence officer Amanda Waller ( Viola Davis ) assembles two Task Force X teams. One of the teams is sent to the South American island nation of Corto Maltese, with Colonel Rick Flag ( Joel Kinnaman ) leading the team. But almost all the members of the team are killed on the island by the Corto Maltese millitary. Amanda Waller have no other choice, she needs to send in another team. This time it has to be people with unique personalities, that she knows can finish the misson.
It is such a shame that this film became a box office bomb in cinemas, since i feel that this version is actually better than the 2016 version. There are several reasons why The Suicide Squad works better, and let us begin with the characters. In the 2016 film, only a few of the characters worked well with the plot. In the 2021 version, we definetely have stronger portraits of the comic book characters. You get a sense that director James Gunn really took the time to work on the characters, to make sure that they would get the portrait that they deserve in this film. I would not say every character is fatastic, but this film is definetely an improvment. Since we are speaking about characters, let´s get into the actors. I think it comes to no surprise that Margot Robbie have no problem, delivering her amazing charm as Harley Quinn. To be able to do a comic book character like Harley Quinn, you need to understand her personality, and Margot knows exactly how to do this. The funiest character in The Suicide Squad is without a doubt wrestling legend John Cena, as the comic book character Peacemaker. There are several scenes where i found myself laughing, and he clearly have good comedy timing. Actor Idris Elba as Bloodsport, is one of the coolest character in this film. He is not only really brutal, but he also deliver some really good dialogue. Seeing Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman as Colonel Rick Flag again, add some fun into the plot. He may not deliver strong acting, but his charming personality add something tasteful to the table. Sylvester Stallone deliver a wonderful voice to the funny character King Shark, who i guarantee will make you laugh. The action scenes in The Suicide Squad definetely works better in this film. The violence is much more brutal, where even body parts gets ripped into pieces. And i really appreciate this, considering i was hoping for a more violent Suicide Squad film. Anything negative? Not much really, i just had a good time with this film, for what it is. As a superhero movie, The Suicide Squad knows what kind of audience that it was made for, and does it well. Director James Gunn have no problem handling this comic book material better, compared to the 2016 film, and he also prove that he knows how to make a great action film. If you just want a good time, pick up The Suicide Squad on Blu Ray, and i promise you won´t regret it.