The Suicide Squad is a film based on the DC Comics team. Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad was released on August 5, 2021. The film stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, and Sylvester Stallone. The film is the 10th installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). “Suicide Squad” is a team of villainous characters with supervillain abilities who have been coerced by the government into undertaking high-risk missions in return for reduced sentences or even pardons; some may consider this an example of propaganda. Those who perform these tasks are often referred to as expendable assets or as “collateral damage”. Members usually wear individualized costumes that reflect their specialties and abilities. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $168 million at the box office worldwide. It is intended to be the first installment of a new DC Extended Universe series focusing on Task Force X.
The Suicide Squard: cast
- Margot Robbie as Dr. Harleen Quinzel
- Idris Elba as Robert DuBois
- John Cena as Christopher Smith
- Joel Kinnaman as Colonel Rick Flag
- Sylvester Stallone as the voice of Nanaue
- Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
- David Dastmalchian as Abner Krill
- Daniela Melchior as Cleo Cazo
- Jai Courtney as Digger Harkness
- Peter Capaldi as Gaius Grieves
- Alice Braga as Sol Soria
- Pete Davidson as Richard
What is the film about?
The film is about the director/producer James Gunn’s interpretation of Task Force X, a collection of supervillains who have been coerced into working for the government as part of government-sanctioned secret operations. The majority of the cast are members of the Suicide Squad and are portrayed by actors who had previously played members in other DC Extended Universe films. The main plot of the film focuses on the government attempting to force Task Force X to rescue a high-priority target from a remote enemy-infused island. A team of supervillains with special skills and powers named Task Force X is sent to a remote island within unclaimed territory called “Corto Maltese”. The Squad has one mission objective: infiltrate, find and rescue an American Operative who had disappeared while on an undercover mission.
What are the reviews?
The reception and critical response to the film is divided with critics praising the film’s performances and cinematography but criticizing its script. Film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 90% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.s/10 based on 367 reviews. “The Suicide Squad” delivers exactly what viewers expect from a DC Extended Universe film.” The review aggregator website Metacritic reports a score of 41 out of 100 based on reviews from critics, indicating mixed or average reviews.
Who is the director?
James Gunn is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, and author. Gunn has been associated with several independent filmmakers. Gunn wrote the 2014 supernatural horror-comedy film “Super.” He also wrote and directed the 2014 Marvel Studios superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy” which became his highest-grossing film to date.
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