Suicide Squared

By Amber Ani-Heron, reporter


“Do you know who that is? That’s your mom!”

The Suicide Squad’ is out and is putting its predecessor in the dust. With the new movie came a new director, James Gunn, more famously noted for the direction of the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, worked his magic and created a lovable movie with witty lines and beautiful cinematography.

Why did ‘The Suicide Squad’ do so much better than ‘Suicide Squad’? Well, according to Junior Yvette Lean-Castro, the ‘Suicide Squad’ “Was going to be dramatic, but because of the backlash from ‘Batman vs Superman’, turned the drama into a comedy but kept the dramatic background.” She states that it ended up being an awkward mix that didn’t work.

Many would agree that the whole story didn’t match with the script. Along with the overuse of music to tell the viewer how to feel instead of letting the movie tell itself. Castro made sure to mention that ‘The Suicide Squad’ emphasized how expendable the team was. Unlike the first movie, where most if not all characters made it through to the end.

Of course, some people are loyal fans, preferring ‘Suicide Squad’ to the sequel.

Sophomore Abby Hammond stated that the first movie "built character development better than the sequel."

Hammond made sure to mention Boomerang. Boomerang was a villain and a part of both the first movie and second. A lovable character that was killed off about ten minutes into the second movie.

She said that, “If you hadn’t watched the first one, you wouldn't be connected to the character or understand why his death mattered.”

Hammond prefered the writing of the first movie to the second, stating, “They used pathos ten times as much as they did in the second movie.”

Overall, the Suicide Squad movies were a hit within all generations. Whether you prefer the darker undertones and darker setting to Suicide Squad, or the more hippy, but nonetheless gory, of The Suicide Squad. The anti hero movies will be a staple in cinematic history.


Two very different posters for two very different movies.

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