I don’t usually do reviews on more recent content, but Suicide Squad (still in the theaters) is worthy of discussion. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the movie, and as a generally fair reviewer, who has covered a few things now, from video games like Empire at War and movies like Jobs; I thought I’d take it on. Now, what’s my opinion? Woah there, champ! Let’s talk a bit about the movie first!
A government agent working for the United States Secret Service assembles a team consisting of famous supervillains, notorious for their insanity and eccentric character. Of course, she loses control over one of her other projects, an evil witch-like sorceress who is set loose on Midway City, with the intent of conquering it (of course!), and so Task Force X is born. She calls upon the aforementioned gang of bad guys, some of which are easily recognizable, such as Harley Quin and Killer Croc, as well as, some others that most are probably unfamiliar with, to help deal with the problem.
The Ending (limited spoilers)
Many of our heroes come and go, with some being killed and replaced by ones midway through the movie (something a few people have a problem with). Anyway, without giving away any core details, the “Suicide Squad” makes its way into Midway City via helicopter, arriving at the battle grounds, where possessed citizens are there to attack them, on behalf of the evil taking over the city, officially known as The Enchantress. They work their way up closer to the subway station, where The Enchantress is, but not before completing their main goal of saving Amanda Waller, the government agent who organized the squad. After saving her, she lets them leave, but when the helicopter coming to pick them up is destroyed, they abandon the mission entirely. After witnessing the explosion, The Enchantress’ minions notify her of Amanda Waller’s whereabouts. When she is kidnapped, the remaining members of the squad ultimately decide to go back and get her, as well as, battle The Enchantress one last time, at the subway station.
After a battle or two, The Enchantress makes one final plea to have them join her in exchange for their hearts desires, but they ultimately refuse, and choose to finish her off by destroying the talisman that’s keeping her ties to the mortal world, ending the movie with Amanda making a plea to Bruce Wayne to help cover up the incident.
What’s the response? I’ll be giving three numbers: My own score, the average person’s score, and the critic’s score (which is going to be a dozy this time)
For the average person, this movie goes beyond expectations, and deserves a rating of 82/100. It has AAA quality visuals and audio effects, is entertaining, and although some jokes are acquard and fall flat, the majority of the picture can be described as hilarious and engaging. A solid rating and a solid movie. Suicide Squad is Grand.
As for me, I’m pretty much in the same camp as the average person, but maybe a little lower with a score of 79/100. You could ultimately describe my opinion in the same way as I did the average opinion: Good movie. Nice, quality effects, visuals, and audio, and although some moments were rough to sit through, it was well formed overall. Not quite grand in my eyes, but Average nonetheless. However, I do share some of the same concerns that the critics do, which for the first time in Cam Lev reviewing history, they will be getting their own dedicated section!
The Critical Opinion
If plot flow is your concern, this might not be the movie for you. At many times throughout the movie; some seasoned viewers might notice the high amount of random actions, odd scenes, and character introductions that make the movie hard to follow. In the theater, I legit thought the first ten minutes of the move was just an extended trailer, but when it would t stop, I had to come to terms that this was the actual movie. This and many more concerns are addressed by the critic community. Although my critical opinion would have been somewhere around 74/100, today will be collecting ours from the three cardinal review sites: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic. The general consensus from IMDB’s user reviewing community seems to be about a 67/100 (6.4/10), while the Rotten Tomatoes users rate a 67/100 (67%), as well as, the “Tomatometer “ is not so kind, and gives a 26/100 (26%). Lastly, Metacritic, a place where critics and users alike rate stuff, seems to draw a general consensus of 40/100 (40). So in short, the critical opinion for the movie seems to come in at around 50/100, 24 whole points off my original mark and the lowest critic score (not to mention lowest score ever) I have given something. That puts the critical consensus for this product right around Basic, at best.
Thanks for reading everyone! What did you think? Did you like the movie? Well, if you disagreed with me, or would like to give new insight into the movie that I could end up putting in the article, don’t be afraid to leave a comment , or show support for me by leaving a like (it really helps!).Once again, thank you all for reading!
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