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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

Well, it's not the oppressive, monotone "grimdark" look of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but this chaotic action flick replaces that with a story and tone that is literally all over the damn place. This hot mess has the unenviable task of introducing audiences to a dozen or so unknown characters, then blending them into a team we're supposed to root for. The gimmick here is that all of our superheroes are actually supervillains, sprung from prison if they'll take part in a suicidal mission to ... accomplish something or other. Despite lots and lots of frantic CG action, this exercise in attitude can't decide if it's a winking superhero parody, an over-the-top war movie, a horror-survival video game or what. See also: What Warner Bros. did wrong with Suicide Squad by Devin D. O’Leary (8/11/2016). 123 minutes PG-13.