The Suicide Squad is an up and coming American superhero movie centered on the DC comics team of Suicide Squad. In preparation for this movie I did some research and came up with a few key things that are present in the movie. I hope to shed some light on these things as well as providing some fun facts and trivia for fans who are already catching up. Here they are!
The first and last words of the movie title directly translate into "suicide squad" in English. I really like how they word it; it gives the viewer an early indication as to what type of action and high drama we can expect in the film. The first mention of a suicide occurs near the end of the film when one of the members notices a truck bomb explodes. The other members to spot two members walking out of the bomb site, and are alerted to a group of government agents and police officers waiting outside.
The second major event in the film takes place in 2021. The film starts with the Squad being called to take care of a new member called Black Canary. She's introduced to the group and given clearance to travel with them. She ends up trying to kill someone named Hugo Stoneham, who she believes is behind the bomb that exploded in the future. The Squad tracks him down and after a brief scuffle ends up taking him captive. He is then taken back to the present where he is questioned by a bomb disposal expert, which prompts The Suicide Squad to plan an escape.
The early portions of the film are spent establishing and expanding the world of The Suicide Squad. The writers are smart to start the movie with something small and compact so that the viewers don't get lost in the story. The focus is on The Suicide Squad members as they deal with crises, while attempting to win against evil. These smaller films are much better suited for adult viewers. The action is more exciting and the characters and story beats are more intense.
The Wonder Woman film sees Gal Gadot as the lead role. She's a classic character in comics and the animated versions have done a great job of recreating her. Gadot does a great job as the powerful, strong and independent heroine. The movie is directed by Patty Jenkins and features Chris Pine, Gadot, Russell Crow and Anna Deavere Smith.
The superhero drama The Suicide Squad was one of the most impressive films of last year. It manages to combine action, comedy and heart to a movie that is entertaining to both old and young viewers. The movie was a box office hit worldwide and it is obvious that studio directors are gearing up for a major movie franchise for next year. The success of The Suicide Squad will only increase the pressure on Disney to produce a Wonder Woman film and a Justice League film.