in about 100 words or less
US 123m, Colour
Director: David Ayer; Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
In response to the success of Marvel’s Avengers, Suicide Squad is the DC Comics anti-hero equivalent to the “Dirty Dozen”, an ensemble of super villains who are coerced into helping save the world from a supernatural power. A box office success despite a well-worn plot which fails to generate much excitement or suspense, the only highlight in this largely uneventful production is Jared Leto’s remarkable creepy, but otherwise wasted, performance as the Joker (Klaus Ming November 2016).