Worth the Hype- Suicide Squad

By Robert Osborne

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“Suicide Squad” is a superhero movie inspired by the DC comic storyline of the same name. In the movie, Amanda Waller, portrayed by Viola Davis, a high-up government official, decides to create a task force to fight crime and save the world. However, the twist is that the team is fully composed of villains because they are expendable, and if anything goes wrong, each member has a bomb placed in their necks that can be set off at any time. The film is directed by David Ayer, the director of movies such as “Fury,” “Training Day” and “The Fast and the Furious.” It was given a budget of $175 million and has a 14-song soundtrack featuring popular artists and a rich cast of actors. Despite it being such a big budget production, it failed to make a big impression on critics with low reviews such as 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. Middle school students have varying opinions about the movie.

“It was a fun movie … the computer generated effects were very impressive and the storyline was easy to follow,” Coco Kaleel ’20 said.

Some students also thought the character development worked well.

“I thought it had a good plot and I liked all of the action scenes, but I think people overhyped the movie. Each of the characters had their own personalities, and you could really tell how they were all their own person. It was good in its own way; it wasn’t over the top and it wasn’t also really bad,” Lupe Lucero ’20 said.

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