Sunday, October 9, 2016

[Movie] 'Suicide Squad' suicided itself

I just don't understand. When I saw the trailer, the movie looked so good. But it turned out to be less than good. What and where did it went wrong? Its mind boggling, the fact that the film boasted many excellent actors and actresses, and fresh premises. And yet, it was not as good as I expected.

"Superman is dead. Let's make our own team of supermen. One that is under our control."
The story began with a government official, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), who hated the recent emergence of meta-humans, pitching a plan to assemble a team of super humans that will work for the U.S government. Superman was a nice guy, but he was a vigilante and he didn't work for the government. On top of that, he is also already dead.

So who gonna keep the emerging meta-humans and space alien attacks, in check? Amanda suggested that they use what 'resources' that they have, which is the super-villains that the government kept imprisoned, to make a team that can do the government some good. It will be like, a rehabilitation program for criminals or something, except its for the super-villains and they will be super dangerous to be let out of their cages.

"When I'm out of here, I'm gonna shoot y'all right between the eyeballs."
Good news, Amanda have a plan on how to control these super criminals. Apparently all of these super criminals has 'dirt' in their files. Some of them have their own family, but all wanted to live their life free. But unlike any free law abiding American citizens, these super-villains doesn't want to abide the law and definitely not thinking about going to church every Sunday morning. Not to worry, shady dealing is part of the government black op activities.

Even better news, because of these peeps reputation as criminals, if any of this team's operation went wrong, the government can just cut ties and left them hang out to dry. They all criminals anyway. So it will be win-win situation for the government.

But the bad news is, these peeps are super-villains for a lot of reasons. Number one, is obviously because they are evil to the max. Number two, because they many times more powerful than your average Joe. And number three, their ambition goes beyond than your average Joe. Even beyond Amanda Waller's.

The selected super-villains are, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Kinnouye-Agbaje), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), and Slipknot (Adam Beach). They all will have nano bomb planted in their neck, and they would be used as disposable assets for high-risk suicidal missions. And their team will be codenamed as, Task Force X. Also known as the Suicide Squad. Hmm, sounds like things gonna get really interesting from here.

This is not how you catch a train.
Except it didn't. I felt that it went downhill right after the team was formed. I mean, it was all fun and exciting, seeing the security officer named Griggs (Ike Barinholtz), tortured those super-villains physically and mentally. He seems like he's having fun. And then his fun ended, along with the excitements from the movie plot, when the Suicide Squad fully formed.

How so? Well, first of all, the Joker (Jared Leto) was already on the move to break Harley Quinn out from the super secret super max prison of Belle Reve. Being a super-villain that specialized as criminal mastermind, Joker went straight for security officer Griggs that had been taking 'good care' of his beloved Harley Quinn, he had Griggs 'helped' him to do some tiny 'adjustment' to the nano bombs. In other word, the Squad was compromised from the get-go.

And second, the antagonist came from Amanda's own bullshit agenda. She thought she had the Enchantress under her thumb, but Enchantress have a brother, Incubus, sealed in a bottle. And that bottle was located in Amanda's office, which was within reach of the Enchantress. Even better, Incubus are not under control by Amanda.

Its looks like a bunch of floating garbage, but its a mystical weapon that can wipe humanity.
They both turned out to be more than just some powerful mystical beings. They were once a demon god and goddesses. They don't care about 'prison time reduction', or 'chance for parole', and all that mortal's bullshit. They want to rule the world, and have all the mortals worship them.

So Enchantress freed her brother, and had him wrecked havoc in Midway City and amassed enough mystical power to bring humanity down to their knees. Amanda, unaware of the relation between the two, send Enchantress to deal with the Incubus. In which Incubus used the amassed power to free his sister from Amanda's control. By the time Amanda realized the two of them was in cahoot, it was too late.

Nobody knows what is going on at this point.
What happened with the Suicide Squad then? Oh, Amanda deployed them of course, lead by Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman). But the squad was to extract Amanda out from her own mess. She was sitting on her ass in a secret room inside Midway City, monitoring the Enchantress and Incubus. She was interested with their power to convert civilians into fight-capable minions. Jeez, what's the matter with this woman? Have she not realized yet that she was up against two demon deities?

What about Joker? He did arrived there to rescue Harley, but his helicopter got shot down. Harley survived the crash, but instead of looking for 'Puddin', whether or not he was still alive, she went straight back to the Suicide Squad and just pretended like nothing happened.

I'm gonna be honest. I totally lost it when Amanda got kidnapped by the Enchantress, without the Enchantress trying to retrieve back her own heart. Which can kill the Enchantress if its was destroyed.

I tried to follow the plot line. I really did. But there were a lot of those backstory flashback scenes, and random plot holes such as, Incubus death was caused by a bomb and why the Enchantress doesn't have a nano bomb in her neck, and many more. Ultimately I lost interest to care about the ending. Such a waste.


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