Suicide Squad Review


Melissa Baumgartner, Staff Writer

Suicide Squad, a movie that was praised and glorified long before its August 5th release, is based upon a comic written by Robert Kanigher in 2010. The Squad featured in the movie is a group of convicted meta-human criminals, including Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, El Diablo, Slipknot, Boomerang, and Enchantress.  The movie storyline is in correlation with all of the comics, combining them into one feature film.

Suicide Squad had a 175 million dollar budget to work with and has brought in over 200 million dollars so far while playing in theaters, according to Seth Bennet, 11, says that he enjoyed the movie. “I liked every part with the Joker in it.” However, some people don’t feel quite the same way about the movie. “Suicide Squad was a badly written movie and poorly directed. It was over sexualized and racist and it went wherever the writers wanted it to go” voiced River Atkinson, 11. Reviews have been very conflicting, but nevertheless, the movie and its soundtrack have been #1 on the Billboard charts for two weeks straight. “Heathens”, written and performed by twenty-one-pilots, is the number one song on iTunes. The album also features Eminem, Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, and many more popular artists.

Suicide Squad is an amazing movie, and keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat with the non-stop action, humor, darkly adorable love scenes, and heart tugging moments.