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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The scribe behind "The Legend of Tarzan" and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" has been selected to pen the Suicide Squad sequel. Which sounds about the right level of uninspiring for this project   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Arkham Asylum, Adam Cozad, Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens, somewhat polarizing response, Catwoman, Batman, Charlize Theron spy  
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2017-03-16 08:39:10 AM  
It's going to be tough to follow up the Academy Award winning Suicide Squad.
 
2017-03-16 08:49:27 AM  
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2017-03-16 08:50:57 AM  
And the Treasury Secretary will produce it.  Again.
 
2017-03-16 09:20:03 AM  

JerseyTim: It's going to be tough to follow up the Academy Award winning Suicide Squad.


How many academy awards did it the academy award winning Suicide Squad win?

/sort of like needing to qualify Dnesh Dsowhatever as convicted felon
 
2017-03-16 09:58:32 AM  
Suicide Squad told the story of such villains as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter sentences.

I don't think I'd go that far.

Those characters were in the movie, and some of the dialogue briefly suggested that they had lives and adventures from before the opening credits (featuring 4 nostalgia songs in 3 minutes), but as far as actually TELLING those stories? Not so much.

// especially Cap'n Boomerang - I think he's an Aussie, and we may have gotten a real name, but nothing else
// and did we hear anything about Croc (other than name and "he's a freak")?
 
2017-03-16 09:59:15 AM  
Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?
 
2017-03-16 10:01:03 AM  

HydroMonkey: JerseyTim: It's going to be tough to follow up the Academy Award winning Suicide Squad.

How many academy awards did it the academy award winning Suicide Squad win?

/sort of like needing to qualify Dnesh Dsowhatever as convicted felon


Just the one, for hair and makeup.
 
2017-03-16 10:06:17 AM  
I've not seen it, but from some of the gifs, it looks like it might be just fine to watch on a tv without any sound.
 
2017-03-16 10:10:03 AM  

lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?


There are "bad" comic book movies (that critics/audiences hated) but are quite good, like Punisher: War Zone (LGT awesome podcast about it. Spoilers, obvs).

There are comic book movies that are bad but still fun to watch, like The Punisher (Tom Jane edition - the setting and first act are sharp departures from the comics, but the rest of the film is pretty accurate. Other than being set in Miami for some reason).

Suicide Squad is in 1990 Captain America territory - just bad, top to bottom. Even the neon highlights, which were a fine idea, feel out of place in a movie with the zaniness so obviously shoehorned in. The two Alba Fantastic Fours were more coherent.

// I like Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern so much I'll defend it in public, just for a sense of scale
 
2017-03-16 10:21:17 AM  

Dr Dreidel: lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?

There are "bad" comic book movies (that critics/audiences hated) but are quite good, like Punisher: War Zone (LGT awesome podcast about it. Spoilers, obvs).

There are comic book movies that are bad but still fun to watch, like The Punisher (Tom Jane edition - the setting and first act are sharp departures from the comics, but the rest of the film is pretty accurate. Other than being set in Miami for some reason).

Suicide Squad is in 1990 Captain America territory - just bad, top to bottom. Even the neon highlights, which were a fine idea, feel out of place in a movie with the zaniness so obviously shoehorned in. The two Alba Fantastic Fours were more coherent.

// I like Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern so much I'll defend it in public, just for a sense of scale


I would add that it's badness comes from committing the cardinal sin of cinema: it was flat out boring. There really isn't anything engaging about the story, characters, editing, cinematography, etc.

Regarding editing in this film, I really like this video explaining it:
The Art of Editing and Suicide Squad
Youtube mDclQowcE9I


The preamble is snarky, but the meat of the argument is really substantive.
 
2017-03-16 10:22:56 AM  
The only problem with Suicide Squad is that people keep trying to compare it to MCU movies. It was a big dumb action movie with attractive women and explosions. Some of the dialogue was poorly written, but I went in expecting it to be an action-packed entertainer, and I came out satisfied. Personally I think it's one of the best DC movies that's been made. 

And yes, I'm serious.
 
2017-03-16 10:33:39 AM  

Dr Dreidel: lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?

There are "bad" comic book movies (that critics/audiences hated) but are quite good, like Punisher: War Zone (LGT awesome podcast about it. Spoilers, obvs).

There are comic book movies that are bad but still fun to watch, like The Punisher (Tom Jane edition - the setting and first act are sharp departures from the comics, but the rest of the film is pretty accurate. Other than being set in Miami for some reason).

Suicide Squad is in 1990 Captain America territory - just bad, top to bottom. Even the neon highlights, which were a fine idea, feel out of place in a movie with the zaniness so obviously shoehorned in. The two Alba Fantastic Fours were more coherent.

// I like Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern so much I'll defend it in public, just for a sense of scale


Good one. I agree with your take on all the other films you mention, except GL. While i liked it, I needed him to be more serious. Other than that, i really enjoyed it. Just something about GL being a piolet that makes me think he would be more serious about the initial part of it. But what do i know. Maybe Chuck Yager was funny as fark.
 
2017-03-16 10:42:56 AM  

lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?


I'll save you the trouble and show you the best scene in the movie.
Suicide Squad-Harley Quinn (dress up scene)
Youtube hGZ71JASF3U
 
2017-03-16 10:58:50 AM  
I had a good time with the wife watching SS in theaters, but subsequent viewings have not been favorable.
 
2017-03-16 11:08:24 AM  
I liked Suicide Squad, but that's because I liked the characters.  I just wish they'd been in a better story.

Been a fan of Deadshot and Amanda Waller for years, and I think the film got them (mostly) right.
 
2017-03-16 11:13:48 AM  

skyotter: I liked Suicide Squad, but that's because I liked the characters.  I just wish they'd been in a better story.

Been a fan of Deadshot and Amanda Waller for years, and I think the film got them (mostly) right.


I wish they would have gone with the actor who played Deadshot in the Arrow TV show. Deadshot in the movie was just too obviously "Will Smith as Deadshot" (if that makes any sense).

I would have preferred CCH Pounder as Waller, but I do think that Viola did a fantastic job for not being CCH.
 
2017-03-16 11:20:19 AM  
It got one good laugh out of me when WillSmithShot dreamt about killing Batfleck
 
2017-03-16 11:25:07 AM  

Fox10456: It got one good laugh out of me when WillSmithShot dreamt about killing Batfleck


Oh yeah, the dreams.  Harley's was so very wrong.

Her dream should have been twisted funhouse stuff, with creepy doll-children.

Or she should have come out of the "normal" dream saying "That was horrifying!"
 
2017-03-16 11:26:06 AM  

Atomic Jonb: I've not seen it, but from some of the gifs, it looks like it might be just fine to watch on a tv without any sound.


If you enjoy Will Smith, and want to see more of Margot Robbie, this is worth watching once.  You will have to suffer through some stupid stuff, but nothing a double of whiskey can't fix.  It isn't a movie you can watch over and over. Unless you have a thing for Harley, maybe?
 
2017-03-16 11:38:08 AM  

aungen: Atomic Jonb: I've not seen it, but from some of the gifs, it looks like it might be just fine to watch on a tv without any sound.

If you enjoy Will Smith, and want to see more of Margot Robbie, this is worth watching once.  You will have to suffer through some stupid stuff, but nothing a double of whiskey can't fix.  It isn't a movie you can watch over and over. Unless you have a thing for Harley, maybe?


So, I have a thing for Harley (and coincidentally, Margot Robbie) but I have been holding out on a second viewing (my wife wants to see it) because it is just so damn boring.  Yeah, there is a lot of action, but it still managed to be boring.

/also liked Letos Joker
//bring the hate
///would have loved a Joker/Harley movie with the same actors
 
2017-03-16 11:46:49 AM  

aungen: Atomic Jonb: I've not seen it, but from some of the gifs, it looks like it might be just fine to watch on a tv without any sound.

If you enjoy Will Smith, and want to see more of Margot Robbie, this is worth watching once.  You will have to suffer through some stupid stuff, but nothing a double of whiskey can't fix.  It isn't a movie you can watch over and over. Unless you have a thing for Harley, maybe?


I have a thing for Harley and I was able to sit through only one more viewing. I have tried to watch it again a few times, but I have not been able to finish it due to lack of interest. IMO Batman: Assault on Arkham was a vastly superior Suicide Squad movie.

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Best. Gun. Ever!
 
2017-03-16 11:58:20 AM  
Dr Dreidel:

First time I saw GL, it was 30 mins in, when he was at the party. I think it was the first time Hal and Hector were on screen together, I think. Correct me if I'm wrong. Without seeing what happened before that, my head canon filled the holes quite nicely. It was actually...eh alright. Right up until Sinestro convinced the alien guys to help him.

Aliens: trying to do what you're suggesting corrupted the best of us when we tried to do it, here's the story...
Sinestro: grrrr!
*next scene the aliens are helping Sinestro*

Awful.
 
2017-03-16 12:07:31 PM  

chozo13: Batman: Assault on Arkham was a vastly superior Suicide Squad movie.


Yahtzee!
 
2017-03-16 12:23:50 PM  

HydroMonkey: Dr Dreidel:

First time I saw GL, it was 30 mins in, when he was at the party. I think it was the first time Hal and Hector were on screen together, I think. Correct me if I'm wrong. Without seeing what happened before that, my head canon filled the holes quite nicely. It was actually...eh alright. Right up until Sinestro convinced the alien guys to help him.

Aliens: trying to do what you're suggesting corrupted the best of us when we tried to do it, here's the story...
Sinestro: grrrr!
*next scene the aliens are helping Sinestro*

Awful.


-The party scene was the first scene with Adult Hal and Adult Hector together, IIRC.
-The implication is that Sinestro either was able to convince the Guardians to let him forge the yellow ring or did it behind their backs.
-I guess I can agree to disagree that Reynolds' Hal Jordan was a bit too Reynolds-y for the part. I love RR in everything comedy since Van Wilder (Waiting is a not-so-hidden gem, FYI; and he was even great as George Lutz in the Amityville Horror remake).

I'm of the opinion that the first 2/3 of that movie is great (almost perfect), and it's only when the movie became "Ryan Reynolds vs Space Fart Cloud" that everything nosedived.
 
2017-03-16 01:08:15 PM  

LectertheChef: lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?

I'll save you the trouble and show you the best scene in the movie.
[YouTube video]


Works for me!
 
2017-03-16 01:36:01 PM  

chozo13: aungen: Atomic Jonb: I've not seen it, but from some of the gifs, it looks like it might be just fine to watch on a tv without any sound.

If you enjoy Will Smith, and want to see more of Margot Robbie, this is worth watching once.  You will have to suffer through some stupid stuff, but nothing a double of whiskey can't fix.  It isn't a movie you can watch over and over. Unless you have a thing for Harley, maybe?

I have a thing for Harley and I was able to sit through only one more viewing. I have tried to watch it again a few times, but I have not been able to finish it due to lack of interest. IMO Batman: Assault on Arkham was a vastly superior Suicide Squad movie.

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Best. Gun. Ever!


Basically.  No matter if you like SS or not there's just no point to watch it if you own Assault on Arkham.  Just watch that again instead.
 
2017-03-16 03:35:45 PM  
All DC comic characters suck.  Marvel for life.

/Had to be said
//Except sexy Harley.  I'm okay with that.
 
2017-03-16 04:13:32 PM  

Dr Dreidel: HydroMonkey: Dr Dreidel:

First time I saw GL, it was 30 mins in, when he was at the party. I think it was the first time Hal and Hector were on screen together, I think. Correct me if I'm wrong. Without seeing what happened before that, my head canon filled the holes quite nicely. It was actually...eh alright. Right up until Sinestro convinced the alien guys to help him.

Aliens: trying to do what you're suggesting corrupted the best of us when we tried to do it, here's the story...
Sinestro: grrrr!
*next scene the aliens are helping Sinestro*

Awful.

-The party scene was the first scene with Adult Hal and Adult Hector together, IIRC.
-The implication is that Sinestro either was able to convince the Guardians to let him forge the yellow ring or did it behind their backs.
-I guess I can agree to disagree that Reynolds' Hal Jordan was a bit too Reynolds-y for the part. I love RR in everything comedy since Van Wilder (Waiting is a not-so-hidden gem, FYI; and he was even great as George Lutz in the Amityville Horror remake).

I'm of the opinion that the first 2/3 of that movie is great (almost perfect), and it's only when the movie became "Ryan Reynolds vs Space Fart Cloud" that everything nosedived.


I forgot Amityville horror! The log splitting scene is intense. I'm like you, I think RR is a freaking gem. Loved waiting.

I really liked the Hal/hector dynamic. Hector was a good sympathetic antagonist. My head canon let's me think their relationship was much deeper than what was on screen, though admittedly I haven't seen the movie from minute 0. Their first fight was done pretty well too.

But yea, the big dumb cloud was dumb.
 
2017-03-16 04:41:08 PM  
So, in case you were on the fence about seeing the sequel, now you know not to waste your time and money.
 
2017-03-16 05:04:40 PM  

lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?


No.

It was bad enough to be bad, but not bad enough to be kind of interesting again when you've had six or eight beers and a couple tequila shots.

Essentially, it's not bad because it tried to do something interesting and failed, it's bad because it never tried to do anything at all, interesting or otherwise.  It didn't even try to be a better-polished version of a generic movie.  That's really the core of the problem, a complete and total lack of ambition on any level.

This is the film that waited until after the entire world had noticed the overabundance of movies with a glowing-sky-portal as a final boss (and were complaining about it loudly on the internet) to put one of those things in.  It's a film that thinks "having tattoos" is the entire list of requirements for someone to appear cool and edgy.  A film that clearly cut a bunch of running jokes on the cutting room floor, but was too lazy to remove the shiatty punchlines, including the [pause for laughter] self-congratulatory bits.  It's a film that's actively shooting for 'mediocre and forgettable', and can't even quite make that mark due to the half-assing from every single person involved down to the intern that stocks the snack table.
 
2017-03-16 05:06:28 PM  
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/better than Suicide Squad
//barely
 
2017-03-16 05:09:43 PM  
I thought that Jack Ryan movie was actually pretty enjoyable, I think subby didn't actually see it.
 
2017-03-16 05:56:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?

No.

It was bad enough to be bad, but not bad enough to be kind of interesting again when you've had six or eight beers and a couple tequila shots.

Essentially, it's not bad because it tried to do something interesting and failed, it's bad because it never tried to do anything at all, interesting or otherwise.  It didn't even try to be a better-polished version of a generic movie.  That's really the core of the problem, a complete and total lack of ambition on any level.

This is the film that waited until after the entire world had noticed the overabundance of movies with a glowing-sky-portal as a final boss (and were complaining about it loudly on the internet) to put one of those things in.  It's a film that thinks "having tattoos" is the entire list of requirements for someone to appear cool and edgy.  A film that clearly cut a bunch of running jokes on the cutting room floor, but was too lazy to remove the shiatty punchlines, including the [pause for laughter] self-congratulatory bits.  It's a film that's actively shooting for 'mediocre and forgettable', and can't even quite make that mark due to the half-assing from every single person involved down to the intern that stocks the snack table.


Well..... ahlrightythen!

i reckon that pretty well sorts out its hash.
 
2017-03-16 06:17:54 PM  

lovely_filth: Never seen Suicide Squad but i get that it is bad. Is it mock worthy, for watching?


IMHO, no. It is not worth the effort to mock. It might be worth if it is playing in the background (and you don't pay for it) while doing something else. Just look at the screen when you hear 'splosions.

DonkeyDixon: Personally I think it's one of the best DC movies that's been made.
And yes, I'm serious.


Unfortunately, you are correct. But that is like saying the clap is your favorite STD.
 
2017-03-17 09:48:34 AM  

Dr Dreidel: -The party scene was the first scene with Adult Hal and Adult Hector together, IIRC.
-The implication is that Sinestro either was able to convince the Guardians to let him forge the yellow ring or did it behind their backs.
-I guess I can agree to disagree that Reynolds' Hal Jordan was a bit too Reynolds-y for the part. I love RR in everything comedy since Van Wilder (Waiting is a not-so-hidden gem, FYI; and he was even great as George Lutz in the Amityville Horror remake).


Check out "The Voices" On Amazon and Hulu, I think. If you like that stuff, you'd like this. I did...delightfully horrifying.
 
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