Suicide Squad was the first movie premiere I have attended where I have had to hand in my mobile phone before I could enter the theatre. The movie is a spin on the comic book series to movie formula with eight villains as the protagonists.
The main characters are assembled into a team of the worst heroes ever. They are hardened criminals who are released from their jail cells on certain conditions. The anti-heroes join forces reluctantly with the special forces to fight a 'terrorist attack' on the city. Unknown to our motley crew the terrorists are an ancient goddess (played well by Cara Delevingne) and her brother.
Suicide Squad is also known as Task Force X is the name of the fictional organisation appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. It's been around since 1959. The team consists of eight characters who we are gradually introduced to and find out about their past history.
The movie is great fun with consistent laughs and jokes. The banter between the unique characters is great. Will Smith's performance as Deadshot stands out. I would have liked to see more of the gorgeous Scott Eastwood, who plays a cameo as Lieutenant GQ Edwards.
Although most of the characters are male, it was great to see the Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) play strong female roles. You'll either love or hate Margot Robbie's over-the-top Harley Quinn.
The upbeat soundtrack features some familiar rebellious songs like 'Without Me' by Eninem and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Panic! at the Disco.
The final fight sequence with Deadshot, Harley and Croc was fantastic. The movie finishes with an unexpected twist - no doubt with a nod to the next film.
Suicide Squad released in cinemas in Australia from Thursday 4th August 2016. It will be appearing at various cinemas around Australia and the world.