Suicide Squad: DC’s Cinematic Universe is Still Screwed

Seth Birkenmeyer

Let’s talk about Suicide Squad. The marketing was stylish, subversive and fun, and it appeared as though this movie could set DC’s attempt at a cinematic universe back on track. Depressingly, it’s not a good movie.

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But first, some good news. The killer soundtrack is the real star here. The eclectic mix of rap, ‘70s rock and contemporary pop fits the film’s style beautifully, and it keeps things moving at a breakneck pace. The original songs, even Panic! at the Disco’s cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” deserve a better kind of movie. Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn are also highlights. After a few years flying under the radar and trying to force his children upon the world, with some failed Oscar bait mixed in, it’s a pleasant surprise to see Smith having fun and just being cool again. Robbie plays up Quinn’s craziness just right, making for a…

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