Adored by many since his wildest days at Troma and adored by countless Marvel fans after the two colossal installments of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, James Gunn made something of a must stop at the house of Marvel’s biggest rival, and the payoff is so much. ‘Suicide Squad’ is the movie we deserve after a year of bad luck.
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We’ll try to ignore everything that surrounds the previous film based on the DC group because the company itself was the first to do it. James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ is a standalone film that has nothing to apologize for or apologize for. He also doesn’t seem to have spared his predecessor’s life, which Gunn treats with respect thanks to some familiar characters. But let’s get to what’s important.
“Hi, I’m Johnny Cash.” The first chords of Folsom Prison Blues are reminiscent of the melomania of Gunn, who decided to beat his bow in prison with Nashville’s genius prison music. With that statement of intent in the first seconds of recording, we were clear that the trip would be worth it. That’s when the movie kicks off and reminds us that classic war posters don’t pose to be cool: this new ‘Suicide Squad’ is a war movie. A very, very savage war film. The twelve gallows of Troma.
“The Suicide Squad” is probably the wildest film Warner Bros. has released since “A Clockwork Orange.” Little more than two hours of frantic amusement park getaway from the head of a crazy giant filmmaker who has found himself with plenty of money and freedom to do what he loves most. How many filmmakers could boast something like this in a title with these characteristics? The entire Gunn universe is here. One of its beginnings, namely ‘Scooby Doo’ or ‘Dawn of the Dead’ goes hand in hand with the visionaries of the new triple A.
Those who still remember ‘Slither: The Plague’ with well-deserved fondness, those who applauded ‘Super’, the film that wiped out the poor ‘Kick-Ass’ so easily, will find a film here that will be James’ natural evolution. Gunn. Mind you, I’m not saying that your “Guards” are wrong, but once you see your new film, it’s clear that Marvel/Disney doesn’t want to cross a line. You need to take a shower after seeing his stupid army.
But not everything is broad brush here. Actually, but you decorate it with cool ideas and details that will bounce off your head like a rubber ball off the wall. During its opening credits, a very strange thing happens: characters appear in front of the title, superimposed. SQUAD is barely read because the characters cover it. It’s as if Gunn is telling us they’re the ones that matter here, not the license.
Written by James Gunn himself (we keep adding details that are completely impossible in other blockbusters), the story centers on the orders of real ruffians who are willing to do whatever it takes to complete their mission. There’s the funny Peacemaker John Cena to remind you of the slightest of occasions. The commando bastard that Gunn loved so much.
Margot Robbie, Idris Elba (in roles adapted for her so painfully), David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Juan Diego Botto or Sylvester Stallone voice the sad sharks they love as children. They pass it on as their director. Incredible replicas, hilarious dialogue, the best situation posters you’ll ever see, tons of gore, and an ideal selection of music make for a film whose mission is almost more suicidal than the story itself: to build something beautiful into creative success. direct. , beautiful and, yes, mature, in the least qualified places for it.
The ‘suicide squad’ is the umpteenth confirmation that James Gunn is raw talent and raw talent. A genius who can freeze our smile only to make the next laugh even bigger. A madman who builds a blockbuster through coups, assassinations and genocide. A writer capable of destroying cities with the most unexpected creatures of all and delivering the definitive anti-Marvel film before turning the pavements again. A genius presents his masterpiece the umpteenth time.