“Don’t forget, we’re the bad guys.”
What’s it about?
A team made up of bad guys are forced to work for the government, which makes the whole shifting accountability thing a whole lot easier. The roster includes a guy who doesn’t miss anything (except for his daughter), a crazy lady who’s in love with an even crazier person, a woman who’s half witch half eyebrows, a guy with a weird choice of weaponry, a crocodile and a Mexican flamethrower. Oh, and some guy who’s really good with ropes or some shit?
Who’s in it?
Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, a surprisingly decent Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, that bossy chick from How to Get Away With Murder as a bossy chick and the funny guy from Bad Neighbours as a funny guy.
Why should I watch it?
+ Two reasons why you should give this movie a chance, performances from Will Smith and Margot Robbie
+ Harley Quinn seemed like she was grabbed straight from the Batman animated series
+ Margot Robbie absolutely nailed her character, making her sympathetic as well
+ Speaking of nailing her character, we also get another take on the Joker
+ He’s more organised, more materialistic, bit of a mob boss vibe with a less chaotic kind of intimidation
+ Movie really got down the relationship between them
+ Classic costume shot was a pleasant surprise
+ Feels like BvS and SS are just a big teases for an incredible Batman solo film
+ Deadshot was fucking badass and fucking hilarious too
+ Dialogue between the team are a lotta fun to watch
+ Has some cool soundtracks. Although, why put Spirit in the Sky? Just gonna get more people to compare it to Guardians of the Galaxy
+ Another member that got me emotionally invested was El Diablo, what a cool dude
+ He’s a bit like Bruce Banner in a way, not wanting to use his power cos he knows he’ll win
+ Way less serious than BvS, made me laugh a couple of times
+ Looks like that’s carrying on to Justice League by the look of the trailer
+ Just weird seeing Batman being jokey all of a sudden #Martha
+ Nice sprinkle of Batman throughout, makes sense that he’s there
+ Also a great cameo from The Flash, huge fan of his costume
+ End credit scene was a lot of fun, it reminded me of their relationship from Justice League cartoon
+ Anyone else used to watch those?
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Killer Croc voice to deep, hard to understand him sometimes so you kinda miss a few punchlines
– Some of the jokes feel forced, like they’re trying too hard to make it funnier
– Batman is a dick for spoiling father and daughter quality time
– Not enough Joker for me to decide if I like him or not
– His tattoos still don’t make sense but the smile tattoo on his hand is pretty cool, like when he covers his mouth or other people’s mouths
– Main baddie was too vague and wasn’t really that interesting
– Some shots feel random, not tying in well together
– Why are DC movies so choppy man?
– Movie focuses more on some members and other members had to take a backseat
– Unlike in Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s kinda hard to buy these bad guys actually doing something good out of their own free will, especially Killer Croc and Captain Boomerang
– Also, they all have one drink together and now they’re calling themselves family
– What? Was the whiskey that good?
I’m back! Who missed me? Who’s thinking who is he? Really really glad to be reviewing again. Also, hope you guys enjoyed all the guest posts. I’m really debating adding members to this blog and making a team but we’ll see.
Anyway, back to the movie. I’d say it’s better than BvS, it’s fun while still being dark at times. Definitely not 26% like RT suggest, that’s just too harsh. Not saying it’s the best, it could’ve been better but I had a good time and I think you guys would too.
You might also like:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice