DC. The two words that, when put together, can turn off literally anyone in the world. Is that harsh? No, harsh is forcing someone to watch a 3-hour long movie entirely in a 4:3 aspect ratio like Zack Snyder’s Justice League. DC has done a terrible job at building a solid fan base. They’ve been riding off of the coattails of the Christian Bale Batman trilogy since 2012. No doubt, every once in a while they snuck in a decent movie, but never a banger.
So when I heard positive pre-release reviews of The Suicide Squad, I was skeptical. Everyone was gassing it up as if it was going to be the movie of the year. But it’s DC, I heard the same thing about Aquaman and we saw how that turned out.
The day finally rolled around for us to watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max. I went in curious, yet nervous at the same time. Would it live up to the hype? Or would I leave disappointed, as I always do with their movies?
You heard it here first: I liked The Suicide Squad. I was immediately hooked when they killed off half the cast within the first 15 minutes of the movie. I honestly expected Pete Davidson to have a massive part in the plotline so to see his gruesome death was a big shock.
What really sold the movie to me was that DC finally nailed humor. It always seemed like DC was attempting Marvel-style humor that fell flat. While Harley Quinn was still pretty cringy (minus that BA escape from jail scene), the overall humor was well-paced and solid.
Anyway, take a listen to this episode to hear our full review of the movie. We also cover some news at the top of the episode and review Ted Lasso season 2 episode 3.