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The Suicide Squad is going to blow your mind [open spoilers]

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edited August 2021 in Social Entropy++
In 2016 WB put out Suicide Squad, written and directed by David Ayer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs

It was met with mixed results but garnered enough praise/profits for it to get a sequel five years later. The new Suicide Squad, titled The Suicide Squad, is written and directed by James Gunn. It more-or-less takes place after the first film but with no real connective tissue besides the central cast/characters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1EbSXxrZ34

It just came out this weekend and, folks, it rules.

Its fun and colorful and gross and a great time.

It features:

Margot Robbie as Hot Topic, the girl you absolutely avoid at Halloween parties now
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Idris Elba as First-Person-Shooter, the lead character of every PS3 FPS
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John Cena as Serious Sam, the lead character of every 90's FPS
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Daniela Melchior as Pied-Piper, the MVP of the film
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With a bevvy of other actors/characters.

This thread can be open spoilers? Is that fine? Does that seem reasonable?

If so, lets talk about this cool movie.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    I'm good for open spoilers.

    The goddamn dick measuring contest between Bloodsport and Peacemaker at the rebel camp had me chortling despite how absolutely war-crimey it was and knowing what the punchline would be soon as it started.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    Fuck Peacemaker and the tighty whities he road in on

    Anyways when does his show come out?

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Matev wrote: »
    I'm good for open spoilers.

    The goddamn dick measuring contest between Bloodsport and Peacemaker at the rebel camp had me chortling despite how absolutely war-crimey it was and knowing what the punchline would be soon as it started.

    Nobody likes a show-off

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2021
    I appreciated how much of the suicide squad actually died. Aside from the red shirts in the decoy team, the proper squad only came back with 3 cognizant people, Harley, and one comatose Peacemaker.

    I also really liked Waller. Except for when she was threatening to blow up the squad for wanting to kill Starro. It's like, Waller, do you really want Starro just rampaging out in the open? I'm pretty sure that's a cataclysmic event that could destroy America. But she managed to do all the things that the first movie said she did, and with aplomb.

    EDIT: Did anyone catch what Starro's last line was? I couldn't quite make it out.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    It was about loving just floating around, watching the stars out in space.

    This Starro could've been a gentle soul, but it got fucked up in the name of 'Murica

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    I appreciated how much of the suicide squad actually died. Aside from the red shirts in the decoy team, the proper squad only came back with 3 cognizant people, Harley, and one comatose Peacemaker.

    I also really liked Waller. Except for when she was threatening to blow up the squad for wanting to kill Starro. It's like, Waller, do you really want Starro just rampaging out in the open? I'm pretty sure that's a cataclysmic event that could destroy America. But she managed to do all the things that the first movie said she did, and with aplomb.

    EDIT: Did anyone catch what Starro's last line was? I couldn't quite make it out.

    Said it was happy floating and staring at the stars

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    I'm confused at the hemming and hawing about it being a sequel.
    It clearly is. Several of the characters have interacted with each other. They are bad guys to do a mission. That's the end of connective tissue. Not like the first one left open threads to further explore.

    Resurrect captain boomerang

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    yeah, shame about Boomer, he was the only one I wanted to see more of from the first one

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    honestly i think this movie's greatest accomplishment is making me sad when rick flag bit it. they did a lot to open up his character.

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    I demand a picture of King Shark reading a book in the OP. This is a gross oversight.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    honestly i think this movie's greatest accomplishment is making me sad when rick flag bit it. they did a lot to open up his character.

    honestly I was surprised they did it! like i said earlier, they swung hard

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    Reflecting on this film, I really appreciate the choices made for Ratcatcher II and Polka-Dot Man.

    I think its easier to go real big with performances in a film like this, and thus get something like Margot Robbie has been delivering (which isn't a negative as to her performance). But having to go the other way from that, as to not suck up all the oxygen in the room? That's another stellar choice and one that I think both Daniela Melchior and David Dastmalchian did very well.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Rick flag as the patriotic version of America who believed in the best and refused to bow in the face of evil and demand we be better is both perfect and it makes absolute sense on why he needed to die

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Also Waller got jobbed and I appreciate that very much

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Matev wrote: »
    I'm good for open spoilers.

    The goddamn dick measuring contest between Bloodsport and Peacemaker at the rebel camp had me chortling despite how absolutely war-crimey it was and knowing what the punchline would be soon as it started.

    Nobody likes a show-off

    "They do when it's fucking awesome"

    That whole exchange was great

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Cena was surprisingly great in this.

    Elba was expectedly great in this.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Cena and Idris need to do a buddy comedy together, their chemistry was AMAZING.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Also Waller got jobbed and I appreciate that very much

    i appreciated that if they weren't gonna make her the wall, that they turned her into a straight up cartoon. her getting clocked ruled.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Also Waller got jobbed and I appreciate that very much

    i appreciated that if they weren't gonna make her the wall, that they turned her into a straight up cartoon. her getting clocked ruled.

    I don't thing america has reached the point where it is willing to accept a black fat women who takes no shit as absolutely right about everything

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    So I just finished this so I don’t have any kind of analysis per we but


    That movie fucking ruled

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Also Waller got jobbed and I appreciate that very much

    i appreciated that if they weren't gonna make her the wall, that they turned her into a straight up cartoon. her getting clocked ruled.

    I don't thing america has reached the point where it is willing to accept a black fat women who takes no shit as absolutely right about everything

    what

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Also Waller got jobbed and I appreciate that very much

    i appreciated that if they weren't gonna make her the wall, that they turned her into a straight up cartoon. her getting clocked ruled.

    I don't thing america has reached the point where it is willing to accept a black fat women who takes no shit as absolutely right about everything

    I mean I don't think America should have an intelligence/black ops director with unchecked powers shown as being always right

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Also Waller got jobbed and I appreciate that very much

    i appreciated that if they weren't gonna make her the wall, that they turned her into a straight up cartoon. her getting clocked ruled.

    I don't thing america has reached the point where it is willing to accept a black fat women who takes no shit as absolutely right about everything

    Wait…what?

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Loved this. Waller is the king Bastard of Bastard town and is always willing to do whatever it takes, and always sees the convicts under her charge as sub-human, no matter if they killed 20 people or robbed a bank. This movie showed us the White Queen of Checkmate.

    I have one little quibble though
    Harley had that javelin the entire movie and in the end, did nothing with it. Like I was ready for her to jump at its eye and spear it, and she sort of does, but instead she like...falls into the eye as if it was a pool of water? And the javelin just sort of disappears. Unless I missed something, like it popped the eye and allowed her and the rats to get in?

  • OdinOdin Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Loved this. Waller is the king Bastard of Bastard town and is always willing to do whatever it takes, and always sees the convicts under her charge as sub-human, no matter if they killed 20 people or robbed a bank. This movie showed us the White Queen of Checkmate.

    I have one little quibble though
    Harley had that javelin the entire movie and in the end, did nothing with it. Like I was ready for her to jump at its eye and spear it, and she sort of does, but instead she like...falls into the eye as if it was a pool of water? And the javelin just sort of disappears. Unless I missed something, like it popped the eye and allowed her and the rats to get in?

    Yeah she pierced the eye with the javelin when she dove in

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  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Loved this. Waller is the king Bastard of Bastard town and is always willing to do whatever it takes, and always sees the convicts under her charge as sub-human, no matter if they killed 20 people or robbed a bank. This movie showed us the White Queen of Checkmate.

    I have one little quibble though
    Harley had that javelin the entire movie and in the end, did nothing with it. Like I was ready for her to jump at its eye and spear it, and she sort of does, but instead she like...falls into the eye as if it was a pool of water? And the javelin just sort of disappears. Unless I missed something, like it popped the eye and allowed her and the rats to get in?

    It was literally Chekovs gun.

    The only other thing that hurt Starro was turned into paste thirty seconds earlier.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    As soon as I saw that big ass eye I knew what the javelin was for

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    T.D.K. was so goddamn hysterical

    The limp wet slapping sounds as his arms ineffectually smacked at people

    His gruesome, stupid death

    Fucking art

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Harley's "Cause we ain't got no accent!" laid me straight out

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I also liked the payoff of Savant not actually being able to tell that weasel was still alive

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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    I would appreciate it if DC figured out a comic booky way to bring back Boomerang, TDK or Polkadot Man for the upcoming Peacemaker series.

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    I would appreciate it if DC figured out a comic booky way to bring back Boomerang, TDK or Polkadot Man for the upcoming Peacemaker series.

    I understand this desire but DC has hundreds of other characters to utilize & expose new audiences towards, and I'd rather they introduced someone new instead of revived fan favorite.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    this movie fucking ruled
    I also appreciate the stance that Amanda Waller fucking sucks

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    I also liked the payoff of Savant not actually being able to tell that weasel was still alive

    "Amateurs"

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    I love you, Weasel

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    The underlings of a American black ops leader forcefully wresting control of the task force from her upon crossing a moral line is the most unrealistic thing in the movie, which is saying a lot considering it features a giant killer starfish.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    honestly i think this movie's greatest accomplishment is making me sad when rick flag bit it. they did a lot to open up his character.

    I was really getting curious about his character. Like everyone else are getting bribed or forced into the mission, and most of them are just a bunch of psycho loons anyway.

    And then you've got Rick, who has no powers, his coworkers are psychos, his boss is the absolute worst, and all hes getting in compensation is a salary... And he rather seems to like his job? And actually tries to get along with all the psychos?

    Its Rick who was really the crazy one!

    But then he dies so we dont really get to get into his head at all.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    honestly i think this movie's greatest accomplishment is making me sad when rick flag bit it. they did a lot to open up his character.

    I was really getting curious about his character. Like everyone else are getting bribed or forced into the mission, and most of them are just a bunch of psycho loons anyway.

    And then you've got Rick, who has no powers, his coworkers are psychos, his boss is the absolute worst, and all hes getting in compensation is a salary... And he rather seems to like his job? And actually tries to get along with all the psychos?

    Its Rick who was really the crazy one!

    But then he dies so we dont really get to get into his head at all.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    I liked Boomer's lil smile at Harley. "Nah, I'm fucked, bye!"

    Speaking of, this the first time it felt like Harley being on team made sense and contributed anything - all her random chaotic bullshit added up to the win.

    Absolutely loved how tired Bloodsport was.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    The ending had me going Yay! Go rats!

    Followed shortly afterwards by aaaaaagh rats!

    For being a giant starfish Starro's body language was pretty readable as it went from like "the heck is that?" "Eww they're on my feet!" to "oh god they're eating my insides!!"

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