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  • Started 1 year ago by BevanEvansMcdougie
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  1. BevanEvansMcdougie
    Member

    I'm at least thinking of going to see Ayer's critic diss-fest ~ Is it having Sweet's " Ballroom Blitz " on the trailer which attracted me ?
    Out here in Bagdad-by-the-Bay , the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a TOTAL ! razz - it received their equivalent of zero stars - while the San Francisco Examiner wire-serviced a mildly positive Tribune Media Services piece .

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Marian
    Member

    Here's part of a review from Facebook from a fan of action movies: You can find him under John Rust.
    "My thoughts on "Suicide Squad.Overall, pretty darn good movie. Would I put it in my Top 10 of best comic book movies? No. Was I entertained and invested in it? Yes. The plot was straight forward and not sprinkled with references to future DC movies the way Batman V Superman was. Pretty decent action, too. Margot Robbie was AWESOME as Harley Quinn. She nailed the character. She was crazy and enjoyed it. And she had some pretty cool fight scenes. Wil Smith was Wil Smith. Rather, Wil Smith played Wil Smith as a highly skilled assassin, and he did it well. Viola Davis was excellent as Amanda Waller. Joel Kinnaman did a good job as Colonel Flagg. Even though she didn't have very many lines, Karen Fukuhara was bad-ass as Katana. Even Jai Courtney did a fine job as Captain Boomerang. And I really liked Jay Hernandez's performance as El Diablo. Some great inner conflict and a well done character arc.
    I was not impressed with Jared Leto's performance as The Joker. The guy was nowhere near as insane as the character ought to be.
    Bottom line, I do recommend this movie."

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. JohnWThiel
    Member

    That ought to pull up some more public protest of the sort, "Are we giving our children a good education with what entertainment is being presented?"

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. Marian
    Member

    So, John. Are you saying you believe in censorship???

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. geoffhart1962
    Member

    Went yesterday with my son. Overall verdict? Meh.

    The pace seemed off somehow. It didn't drag, but neither did it zip along. The "we must save the world" never quite engaged me; indeed, it felt kinda derivative of Ghostbusters. And the plot had a great many WTF and "why didn't you...?" moments. Fight scenes? Too close and blurry, so hard to tell what's going on.

    That being said, the characters were surprisingly nuanced. The acting was pretty good overall. Will Smith did a good Will Smith -- he's no Denzel Washington, but that's a high bar. Margot Robbie was excellent... in addition to being a hottie. Jared Leto was OK, but Jack Nicolson and Heath Ledger were better.

    Worth seeing if you're a fan. If not, maybe wait for the DVD.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. JohnWThiel
    Member

    No, just saying that's public protest material.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. BevanEvansMcdougie
    Member

    ...People on this board protesting thusly , John ?
    From the description , I don't think SS pushes the established borders of modern PG-13 movies particularly ~ Actually , in fact , regarding either this or something similar , I saw a comment in a movie piece about " the (before it was established , the writer first citing) level of the 'PG-R ' movie " - That is , a " hard " PG-13 , much like the already spoken of , anyway , " hard R " .
    I've never heard of this " PG-R " unofficial ranking before , however .

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. Marian
    Member

    Geoff, my nephew went and his report agrees with yours. Meh. Not terrible, entertaining in spots but nothing very exciting or new.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. BevanEvansMcdougie
    Member

    ...I read the two relaunch issues of DC's latest , post-Rebirth , Su. Squad series to-day just before comimg to the keyboard , the Rebirth one-shot set-up and the first issue of the new ongoing (Now being published twice a month like all?? of DC's " meat and potatoes " titles are with the cover price down to $2.99 at comic shops) , if anybody wants a review/comment .
    Deadshot is white here and Amanda Waller is back to her chubbier , shorter and middle-aged , comics look (Still black ~ I , frankly , am not totally sure what her melanin level was in the film tho I assume she was a sistah - Memory fails . Y'all know about Nick Fury's "...you never go back " Godfrey Cambridge change over in the Marvel U. , don'tcha ?) .

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. BevanEvansMcdougie
    Member

    ...I bought the last couplish issues if thee mainline DC comic book, attracted by the " arms if She Lincoln " cover in #38...After finishing that story arc at #49, I am now thinking I'll add the semumonthly 2 bucks 99 to my LCS pull - The thought of being ' with it " cuz' there's a movie - While, thinking at the same time that there might be a little social commentary sneaked in - attracts me.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #

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