So what's it all about, then?
Right so basically Suicide Squad's based on the DC Comics antihero team (we're sort of getting Taylor Swift 'Bad Blood' vibes too, but that came after) of the same name. It sees Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and loads more of your fave comic book baddies fight Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) who kinda wants to wreak havoc on Midway City. Like, there are loads of monsters and stuff.
Said Suicide Squad are the brainchild of US intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), who reckons she wants to combine the antiheros' powers and use them as a force for good. Or *does* she? OOH.
Anyone good in it?
Er, you could say that. We've got (you ready?) Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman and Common of rapper fame to name a few.
No biggie. Just a couple of huge Hollywood stars.
What were the highlights, please?
MARGOT ROBBIE. Seriously, she absolutely kills it as the bad ass Harley Quinn. Not only are we all about the pink and blue dip-dye vibe (you know where to go to get your intelligent movie reviews, right?), but we kinda wanna channel her attitude in every day life.
Also Will Smith's amazing. Is he capable of anything less? No sir.
If it won an Oscar, it'd be for...
Jared Leto's performance as The Joker. He's somehow absolutely bloody terrifying yet SO FRICKIN' FIT at the same time. Never have we wanted to hide from *and* get with someone so much. Hmm, conflicting thoughts.
But these bits should have been left on the cutting room floor:
There were loads of bits you could tell were supposed to be hilarious (a couple of Deadshot's one-liners and essentially all of Killer Croc's dialogue tbh) that just weren't. At all. Not even so much as a smirk from us, and we're very easily amused.
Other than that, it was pretty great. Some of the action scenes were a bit...long, but what were we expecting from a fantasy movie really?
Overall verdict outta five:
Not as bad as the reviews are making out, but also not amazing. The plot's pretty shambolic (never ideal), but the actors' performances kinda make up for it. Talented bunch.