Just saw SUICIDE SQUAD... and it kinda sucked.

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I was very late to seeing SUICIDE SQUAD. It opened back on August 5th, I believe and I saw it last night on September 26th. I had a lot of trouble getting into it. I was never really sure what the hell was going on in the movie. The girl who changed into the witch at the office, I thought was good, but then she was bad. I didn't get the relationship with the lead military guy who was into her, but why? Was Viola Davis a bad guy or a good guy? There wasn't enough Jared Leto as The Joker, he was almost pointless in the movie. Was he the villain? He wasn't, right? Then the witch turns some guy back into an evil Egyptian witch God brother of hers...? HUH??? Then we have Will Smith and the rest of the gang patrolling the city to stop the Evil siblings who have some "weapon" that I didn't understand what the hell it was doing or why it was taking so long to do anything... Oh, that's right. It was waiting for the good guy/bad guys to come save the day. That's the only way the overrated David Ayer could excuse his script. If it weren't for the crazy hotness of Margot Robbie, SUICIDE SQUAD would've been unwatchable. Period. Maybe it was because I wasn't really feeling good yesterday, stomach bug, but I just didn't get it. And I love how everybody continues to try to use bullets on the witch Gods, even though it's been proven that they didn't work to begin with. But, I guess Ayer had to have them doing something. It's probably not the kind of movie for me, not a big comic book guy, but the Mexican guy with the flame thrower hands, isn't that a rip-off of the Human Torch from Fantastic Four???? Maybe somebody can clear that up for me. Hell, the lizard looking guy looked like a cousin of The Thing. They basically looked like Fantastic Four rip off characters. Of course all the characters had their "moments" where they revealed their formulaic inner struggle. I say that, not in a bad way, since scripts that sell have to be formulaic. Otherwise script readers will criticize your script for not being written "professionally". Anyway, that's my SUICIDE SQUAD rant. Just thought the movie was the most overhyped movie of the year, and yet it has made over $732 million worldwide from a $175 million budget. DEADPOOL was much better in my opinion. Will see a DEADPOOL 2, but I will not see SUICIDE SQUAD 2. Not a fan of David Ayer.
 
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I was very late to seeing SUICIDE SQUAD. It opened back on August 5th, I believe and I saw it last night on September 26th. I had a lot of trouble getting into it. I was never really sure what the hell was going on in the movie. The girl who changed into the witch at the office, I thought was good, but then she was bad. I didn't get the relationship with the lead military guy who was into her, but why? Was Viola Davis a bad guy or a good guy? There wasn't enough Jared Leto as The Joker, he was almost pointless in the movie. Was he the villain? He wasn't, right? Then the witch turns some guy back into an evil Egyptian witch God brother of hers...? HUH??? Then we have Will Smith and the rest of the gang patrolling the city to stop the Evil siblings who have some "weapon" that I didn't understand what the hell it was doing or why it was taking so long to do anything... Oh, that's right. It was waiting for the good guy/bad guys to come save the day. That's the only way the overrated David Ayer could excuse his script. If it weren't for the crazy hotness of Margot Robbie, SUICIDE SQUAD would've been unwatchable. Period. Maybe it was because I wasn't really feeling good yesterday, stomach bug, but I just didn't get it. And I love how everybody continues to try to use bullets on the witch Gods, even though it's been proven that they didn't work to begin with. But, I guess Ayer had to have them doing something. It's probably not the kind of movie for me, not a big comic book guy, but the Mexican guy with the flame thrower hands, isn't that a rip-off of the Human Torch from Fantastic Four???? Maybe somebody can clear that up for me. Hell, the lizard looking guy looked like a cousin of The Thing. They basically looked like Fantastic Four rip off characters. Of course all the characters had their "moments" where they revealed their formulaic inner struggle. I say that, not in a bad way, since scripts that sell have to be formulaic. Otherwise script readers will criticize your script for not being written "professionally". Anyway, that's my SUICIDE SQUAD rant. Just thought the movie was the most overhyped movie of the year, and yet it has made over $732 million worldwide from a $175 million budget. DEADPOOL was much better in my opinion. Will see a DEADPOOL 2, but I will not see SUICIDE SQUAD 2. Not a fan of David Ayer.
I have similar feelings.My issues with the movie really come down to a sense of pandering on the part of Warner Bros.The earlier promotional material giving the impression of a dark tone and a serious look at supervillains controlled by the US government.But then the negative press for Batman V Superman started coming in.They got cold feet and waded in and started changing things.Which is the same thing they did to Green Lantern and what Fox did to last year's Fantastic Four.It's a shame because Suicide Squad was probably the only DCEU property that needed to be dark.Instead, we get a compromised movie,that's wearing the jumpsuit of a dark and serious movie it can't shake off mixed into this bright and jokey style that feels somewhat out of place.As someone who loves comic books/graphic novels I was disappointed that most of the characters were introduced in rushed ways (Katana especially).
 
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When I was younger, I was far more into 'darker' movies. As I got older and adult realities started and the heaviness of life, death, etc. began to seep in, I've gotten to where I prefer a lighter movie going experience. The tone of SUCIDE SQUAD was actually fine by me, for the most part. I just thought they didn't know which characters to really focus on and how long to focus on them. And you're probably right, the studio tinkering and making cuts to the story, gave it its uneven feel. I don't know. It just needed a little more focus. I was half-way through it before I could even tell what the hell the point of it was.
 
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Even though this goes without saying,if somebody were to like Suicide Squad then I wouldn't hold it against them.You should like what you like and don't let anyone bully you into thinking otherwise.I'm going to give the movie a second chance once it hits home release to see if my mind has changed.
 
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Speaking as some one who has not seen the film, read any version of the script, any issue of the comics it was based on -- or any DC comics for that matter -- or really care about the DCCU; apparently the novelisation was based upon an earlier version of the scipt, before they attempted to "salvage" the film.

Here (https://www.reddit.com/r/DC_Cinematic/comments/548zzt/novelization_vs_movie_everything_you_need_to_know/) is a link to a Reddit post detailing the differences from book and movie. I'm not that much of an expert of movie making, but surely if a script/film goes through that many alterations in a short span of time it must be bound to show.
 
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