August 7, 2016 Vince Valholla

My Thoughts on Suicide Squad

Slightly Contains Spoilers – Suicide Squad
I went into the theater before watching Suicide Squad with low expectations. I mean, it currently has a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In short, the film is huge missed opportunity. There was so much that could have been done with the plot, the characters (specifically The Joker) and overall connection to the DC Extended Universe.

Will Smith & Margot Robbie Suicide Squad / WB / DC

The Plot:
The storyline in Suicide Squad had so much potential. There should have been some kind of plot twist or build up to something that wouldn’t fall flat. With so much potential, the plot they came up with seemed rushed.

Jared Leto The Joker / DC  / WB

The Characters:
One thing this movie gets right, is the casting. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and the rest of the main cast do an exceptional job on screen. The plot line and script slightly holds some characters from obtaining their maximum potential though. For instance, Jarod Leto didn’t get enough screen time for him to even get a shot to compare to other actors that have played The Joker before him. He probably has less screen time from any Joker ever to appear in a DC movie. When he does pop up in a scene, he’s great.

Will Smith and Margot Robbie save the film with their portrayal of Deadshot and Harley Quinn. Margie is spot on as Harley, I almost want to see an entire film with Harley, Joker, and Deadshot. Viola Davis did a great job as well.


Connection to DCEU:
The way Marvel connected their Universe together with different films was nearly flawless. I think DC should have spent more time building the characters up that would eventually lay the foundation of the series of film. Had the DCEU started by introducing Batman to the fold in his own movie (and giving him a better suit) before putting him in a Superman movie would have made a whole lotta sense. Now, it seems that DC is playing catch up, and it shows. It’s not too late, though… DC can turn this around. Honestly, it doesn’t matter anymore because no matter what happens, we’ll go out to see the movies that DC comes out with. Marvel started this cinematic universe and they are clearly better at it.

Long story short, it doesn’t matter what I think. I already paid my ticket to go see this movie and I’ll buy tickets to see Justice League no matter what Rotten Tomatoes says. (At press time, Suicide Squad opened with $135,105,000 worldwide. This is Will Smith’s highest grossing opening EVER.)

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Vince Valholla

Vince Valholla is Chairman/Chief Executive of Valholla Entertainment, Inc. All opinions are his own. Valholla is a full-service Music Label & Management Company based in Miami, FL. Named Record Label of the Year in 2017 by Miami New Times. One of Valholla's notable releases is the 2015 release of Kirby Maurier's "Doing The Most" was one of the highest selling independent R&B albums in the South Atlantic Region. Every full-length release from Valholla since 2015 has charted on iTunes.

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