'Suicide Squad' flops for fan and first-timer alikeA comic fan and a total newbie take a look at "Suicide Squad" to see if DC's latest film holds up. Beware, spoilers within.
[MUSIC] [INAUDIBLE] I want to build a team of some very bad people who I think can do some good. [MUSIC] Y'all jokers must be crazy. [SOUND] Suicide Squad, a group of DC supervillians brought together by a shady government agency to go on do or die missions to earn time off triple life sentences, something ridiculous like that. I went in expecting a full kind of avengers style spectacle, esembled cast, every character is delightful in their own Special way, and I came out pretty darn disappointed. It didn't have a lot working in its favor to put together a really well paced film. There was a lot of background to cover on bringing everyone together. There were so many characters on the team. You got a bit lost trying to introduce them all. It tried really hard to hit those notes, and there were a lot of notes where it came close to doing that. But it just felt kind of messy in the end. Absolutely and one of the other things that really stuck with me on that was the use of music. I felt like it was a teenager **** dialing Spotify's greatest hits. It was just jumping into it, you remember Bohemian Rhapsody, I love that song. You remember Dusty Springfield and Eminem and the White Stripes You like all the Bose artists, don't you? Well that was a very similar thing that I did with the marketing campaign. It's like, the most recent, half a dozen trailers were all set to those really popular songs. What was that? I could kill everyone and escape? Sorry. The voices. [LAUGH] I'm kidding. That's not what they really said. If you can only rely on using the music that people love. And kind of riding on the shoulders of champions without actually relying on the fact that your story is. You're only playing off the associations that people have with the music. [MUSIC] What do you think of Holly? Mercy, so I am told by all of my fan friends that she's got this awesome back story. She's this really troubled woman, former psychiatrist. I mean all of that's true. That is very true stuff. I got [LAUGH] fun lady in hot pans who at one point bashes open a shop window cuz she just really wants the handbag inside. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you people. We're bad guys, it's what we do. I think I did an audible sigh at that point, but I just felt like that for this really amazing character, it could have been really dark and light. Funny and serious. I just got a sort of Trumped up single dimensional sexy girl. [MUSIC] And the relationship with the Joker. He was in the movie. I didn't feel like he needed to be there. No. He was kind of in there just for the sake of it which was weird after So much controversy in Jared Leto's portrayal. I thought he was really good at what he did. I thought he was great in the film. I thought he gave a really strong performance, considering he had to follow on from Heath Ledger's performance. Yes, very much so. But it didn't feel like he had to be there and it was just kind of a character being pulled out from the woodwork to make us go ' we love the Joker, just like we love all this music'. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] I had really high hopes for an ensemble film that could be really fun but instead we got quite a disjointed picture that felt like it probably could have been replaced by a bunch of trailers being stuck together. In the end, it was just too confused and rushed, and I've gotta give it two exploding heads out of five. Yeah, look, for me, I think it's two ironic haha tattoos out of five. Suicide squad is in cinemas if you to want to see it, though. And if you want to check out our full review you can do that on cnet.com. [MUSIC]