Review: ‘Suicide Squad Extended Cut’

by Kevin Gunn
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Suicide Squad made its US theatrical debut on August 5, 2016. Like the prior DC Extended Universe film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was met with mixed reviews. The Digital HD of the “Extended Cut” was released on November 15, and the DVD and Blu-ray release date is scheduled for December 13, 2016.

For those 2 people on the planet who still have not seen this movie, here come some spoilers!

When a supernatural threat endangers Midway City, Amanda Waller gets the greenlight to activate Task Force X, a group of supervillains who are inmates at Belle Reve Penitentiary. Along the way, they try to escape, but they eventually save the world.

For the avid comic book geek, the movie gives us more insight into the relationship of the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Unlike, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, Suicide Squad Extended Cut doesn’t fill in potholes in the plot, but it doesn’t need to.  To the casual viewer, I don’t think it will matter too much which version you see.

The best thing about the “Extended Cut” is the Special Features. We get insight into director David Ayer’s vision for the film. There is also a very humorous blooper reel.

Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne and Joel Kinnaman. This film will make a great  stocking stuffer for DC fanboys and fangirls.

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