The Suicide Squad Movie Review: From its Plot to its Cast

Suicide Squad Movie Review

As we are huge fans of Marvel movies and for all valid reasons. The newer picture, which debuted in theaters on August 6, 2021, quickly outperformed the 2016 version in terms of quality and has been verified as neither a sequel nor a remake. Naturally, this was to be anticipated from a picture directed by James Gunn, who was also the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, which had a similar comedy dramatism to The Suicide Squad.

Let’s talk more about the Suicide Squad movie review and dive deeper into this subject.

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The Suicide Squad Movie Review

To review the movie in a few words, we can say that the movie “Suicide Squad” is nearly as bad as this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” By looking at the plot of the movie, we can say that the movie was trying to have a fun element in itself. Moreover, it was trying to match up to the witty sense of humor as shown in the movie “Deadpool” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. But, all in vain. The plot is around the venture of the supervillains who are forced to work together to save this world.  

It features second-tier (or lower) DC supervillains joining together to carry out covert government tasks. That is ludicrous, even in a world where people fly about in their underwear.

The version of “The Suicide Squad” is unapologetically goofy, but never dumb, and makes the villains at least ethically ambiguous.

The movie depicts a group of supervillains who are protecting the United States of America from a powerful enemy. The supervillains are hired as the normal heroes couldn’t handle this much of a chaotic situation.

Marvel has previously proven that when it wants to tell a funny superhero narrative. After the underwhelming Suicide Squad (2016), which was panned for its weak characterization and narrative, James Gunn’s, “The Suicide Squad” more than makes up for it with self-awareness and a focus on strengths.

The Suicide Squad Release Date

 The Suicide Squad got released on 7 August 2021 in the USA and was directed by James Gunn.

The Suicide Squad Cast

Here’s the suicide squad cast list:

  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
  • Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller
  • Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang
  • Idris Elba as Bloodsport
  • John Cena as Peacemaker
  • Peter Capaldi as The Thinker
  • Flula Borg as Javelin
  • Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2
  • Michael Rooker as Savant
  • David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man
  • Mayling Ng as Mongal
  • Nathan Fillion as TDK
  • Alica Braga as Sol Soria
  • Pete Davidson as Blackguard
  • Sean Gunn as Weasel
  • Joaquín Cosío as Major General Mateo Suarez
  • Juan Diego Botto as President General Silvio Luna
  • Storm Reid as Tyla, Bloodsport’s daughter
  • Steve Agee as John Economos
  • Tinashe Kajese as Flo Crawley
  • Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt

The Suicide Squad Characters


Let’s know about each of the cast of Suicide Squad and characters in detail:

> Peacemaker (John Cena)

Christopher Smith is Peacemaker, a zealous pacifist who is so committed to justice and nonviolence that he will ruin your entire day to protect it.

> Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)

Harley Quinn, a Suicide Squad cast, a psychologist-turned-criminal clown, was a breakout character who made the crossover to the regular comics continuity and quickly established herself as a staple. She is more of an individual antihero in her own way than she is defined by her connection with the Joker.

> King Shark

King Shark, one of the casts of Suicide Squad also happens to be a man. We know Steve Agee is performing the character’s mo-cap according to the behind-the-scenes film. King Shark, real name Nanaue, is undersea royalty, and for a few years, he was represented in comics as a merciless murdering machine who tangoed with everyone from Superman to Aquaman.

> Bloodsport (Idris Elba)

Bloodsport is one of the minor suicide squad characters with a major claim to fame: he shot Superman in the chest with a Kryptonite bullet. Bloodsport’s true name is Robert DuBois, and he suffers from a psychological breakdown after his brother loses both of his limbs in the Vietnam War. Lex Luthor preys on the weak DuBois before turning his attention to Superman and equips him with Kryptonite-fueled armaments.

> Polka Dot Man (David Dastmalchian)

Polka Dot Man a Suicide Squad cast is part of a group of criminals that appeared in the early months of Batman’s battle against crime. His armor is covered with polka dots that morph into numerous weaponry in some mysterious way. 

> Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior)

Ratcatcher 2 is one of the suicide squad characters created by Gunn just for “The Suicide Squad”. But, before there was Ratcatcher 2. That’s a villain who’s been bothering Batman since the 1980s.

> Savant (Michael Rooker)

Savant, the true name Brian Durlin, is a modern-day villain. He is a spoon-fed heir to a huge wealth who goes to Gotham City because “vigilante” appears to be a hip, seductive job. 

> Mongal (Mayling Ng)

Mongal is an extraterrestrial from the planet Debstam IV, which she shares with her warlord father, Mongul.

> Weasel (Sean Gunn)

The Weasel nickname is far more of a symbolic item in The Suicide Squad than it looks to be. Monroe created himself a “Weasel” outfit, replete with razor-sharp claws and fangs, after graduating and becoming a professor, and killed three of his previous tormentors before Firestorm intervened. 

> Blackguard (Pete Davidson)

Blackguard made his debut in the very first issue of Booster Gold. Blackguard’s entire shtick has been that he’s large, strong, dressed like a Medieval Times employee, and sucked at his job since the beginning. 

> The Thinker (Peter Capaldi)

The Thinker is a term that has been given to four distinct individuals throughout the history of DC Comics, but only two of them were affiliated with Task Force X. The name “The Thinker” has been used by four distinct characters over the years as given to Clifford DeVoe, Cliff Carmichael, Desmond Connor, and AI in DC Comics. The Thinker in this movie, on the other hand, has always been a criminal with a reputation for his intelligence. 

> Javelin (Flula Borg)

A Green Lantern villain with no other name but Javelin and whose entire premise is that he is a former Olympic athlete. He now tosses a javelin at superheroes. 

> T.D.K. (Nathan Fillion)

T.D.K. is the Suicide Squad’s second original character. In essence, Nathan Fillion is portraying Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, a monster from the 1980s who possessed the incredible power to remove his arms.

The Suicide Squad Storyline

The storyline of the movie, the Suicide Squad” starts with the government dispatching the world’s most deadly supervillains, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn, and others, to Corto Maltese, a secluded, enemy-infested island. They march into the perilous jungle, armed with high-tech weapons, on a search-and-destroy mission, with just Col. Rick Flag on the ground to keep them on track. 

Why Is It The Suicide Squad And Not Suicide Squad 2?

In April 2019, producer Peter Safran told that the film doesn’t need a sequel title because there isn’t one. It was meant to be called “The Suicide Squad”, as decided by the movie producer. 


To conclude everything about the Suicide Squad Movie Review, we can say that the sole criticism of this picture is the abrupt tone switches that function as speed bumps. The climactic fight is also repetitive since it follows the ‘wrecking a city to rescue the world’ cliche once more. 

The Suicide Squad, overall, is a violent, brutal action movie. It’s also a film that pays homage to several DC comic book characters that may never have seen the light of day otherwise.

Whether to watch a movie or not, it’s entirely up to you. But, still, it is recommended only above the age of 18 people should watch it.

Punya Shah
Punya is a great fan of classic and inspiring movies. He is a true Potterhead and a marvel fan! Apart from gaming, binge watching TV Shows and Movies, he loves exploring gadgets. He has been providing his reviews on entertainment and new gadgets to BlackBuck Magazine for a quiet time now. He aspires to be an entertainment critic and gadget inspector very soon!

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