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The Suicide Squad Review

Following the critical panning, fan disappointment and failed spinoffs resulting from David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad, many believed the franchise wouldn’t continue. Despite the film’s success at the box office, along with the popularity of Margot Robbie’s take on Harley Quinn, there was significant radio silence on the news of a sequel. However, following the surprise firing of James Gunn from Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Warner Bros quickly approached the director to helm his own DC creation – allowing him to pick from any of their comic book titles. The result is a soft reboot/spiritual continuation to the original, and with Gunn freed from PG-13 restraints – prepare for an absolutely crazy (and gory!) thrill ride.

Directed by James Gunn (The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Super) The Suicide Squad centres on a sprawling collection of misfits and super-villains from Belle Reve prison, assembled by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and her techie team to complete a deadly mission. Armed and dropped on the remote island of Corto Maltese, the squad, lead by Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) must trek through the jungle, taking down any militant adversaries and guerrilla forces who stand in their way, to destroy all traces of a secret project coined “Starfish”. Can Tas