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Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:I don't even remember him being in it.
The group of soldiers who follow Joel Kinneman around, one of them has a line or two. I think that was him.
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THR:
Why 'Suicide Squad' Is the Spiritual Sequel to 'Batman & Robin'
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Suicide Squad, you are bad. Just like... really, really bad.
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Everyone says that Margot Robbie is the best Harley Quinn but I think this actress is the best and gets Harley's dimensions of predatory craziness and seductress then heartbroken insecurity and sensitivity fully expressed the most effectively...

Supergirl is great in this too.
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WHY AIN'T YOU ALL WATCHING MY VIDEEEOOOO?!?!?!?!!? ^^^^^^
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Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:WHY AIN'T YOU ALL WATCHING MY VIDEEEOOOO?!?!?!?!!? ^^^^^^
we've already got one video of some guy bragging about hitting on married women and grabbing them by the pussy. who needs another?
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Watched the Extended Cut.

WHY WOULD THEY CUT ANYTHING THAT WAS ADDED BACK INTO THIS FILM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE! Theres a swath a great character moments and actual build between Harley and Joker.
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bastard_robo wrote:WHY WOULD THEY CUT ANYTHING THAT WAS ADDED BACK INTO THIS FILM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
I've read this about 5 times - I still can't understand it.

I also don't like your sig. It's another example of someone promoting violence - as if to say "Oooooh a man getting hurt in terrible pain - isn't this all sooo cooooolll!!!???"
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sharks are violent and you promote sharks, ergo, you promote violence. :-P


this movie isn't nearly as terrible as people make it out to be, either
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Peven wrote:this movie isn't nearly as terrible as people make it out to be, either
I don't know. I just watched Suicide Squad a second time (once in the theater, the other day with a friend) and the words I was going to use to describe it were "genuinely terrible." I think there are a couple really good characters and performances (Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jay Fernandez as Diablo), but they're stuck in a really bad film. I'm curious about this "extended cut," and whether any of the restored footage makes the movie any better, but I'm not sure I want to subject myself to a third round of this thing.
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Ribbons wrote:
Peven wrote:this movie isn't nearly as terrible as people make it out to be, either
I don't know. I just watched Suicide Squad a second time (once in the theater, the other day with a friend) and the words I was going to use to describe it were "genuinely terrible." I think there are a couple really good characters and performances (Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jay Fernandez as Diablo), but they're stuck in a really bad film. I'm curious about this "extended cut," and whether any of the restored footage makes the movie any better, but I'm not sure I want to subject myself to a third round of this thing.

i think this is a case of expectations slanting people's perception of just how bad, or not, a movie is. I thought it was a so so comic movie, like about half of all comic movies are. on the flip side, i liked Logan a lot but I don't think it is the masterpiece some are making it out to be, either
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'Suicide Squad 2' Lands 'Legend of Tarzan' Writer (Exclusive)
The sequel is a priority for the studio, which made overtures to several directors, including Mel Gibson.
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'Suicide Squad 2': 'The Shallows' Helmer Frontrunner to Direct
The studio is eyeing a mid-2018 start with filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra.
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they're making another one? why?

at least they're showing enough restraint to avoid calling it 2uicide 2quad.
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they should call it "Suicide Squad 2: The Cutting Crew" :wink:
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Deadline September 6, 2017:
Gavin O’Connor To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2: The Cutting Crew’
Mike Fleming Jr wrote: EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and DC have chosen Gavin O’Connor to direct Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to the hit that will bring back Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and the rest of the gang of villains. The decision was made today. O’Connor most recently directed the hit The Accountant for the studio, and he is working on a sequel with Ben Affleck.

Pending the final signing of the deal, this ends a lengthy search by the studio to replace David Ayer, who wrote and directed the original but moved aside to focus on Gotham City Sirens, one of the DC spinoff movies built around Robbie’s Harley Quinn character.

O’Connor came in and pitched his vision of the movie, and he will write that with scripting partner Anthony Tambakis. Warner Bros has eyed strong action directors like Mel Gibson and then had its sights set on Jaume Collet-Serra, who became unavailable when he agreed to direct Dwayne Johnson in the Disney film Jungle Cruise.

This is a big job, directing the next installment of the 2016 Warner Bros DC film that grossed $745 million worldwide. The first film was about a group of incorrigible jailbirds with special skills who were conscripted to fight terrible villains with the idea the heroes were expendable. The first film wasn’t a favorite of the fanboy crowd, but it was a big global financial hit for the studio that left no doubt of future installments.

O’Connor has mixed emotion and muscular action in films that include Warrior, the underrated film that starred Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte, as well as Pride And Glory, Miracle and his breakout indie Tumbleweeds.

Warner Bros has been moving quickly to diversify its cinematic universe. The studio set its The Hangover director Todd Phillips to direct Scott Silver’s script for a spinoff on the Batman villain The Joker, and then set John Requa and Glenn Ficarra to direct a separate spinoff for Leto’s Joker character and his demented lover Harley Quinn.

O’Connor is repped by WME and Morris Yorn Barnes.
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TheButcher wrote:Deadline September 6, 2017:
Gavin O’Connor To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2: The Cutting Crew’
Mike Fleming Jr wrote: EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros and DC have chosen Gavin O’Connor to direct Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to the hit that will bring back Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and the rest of the gang of villains. The decision was made today. O’Connor most recently directed the hit The Accountant for the studio, and he is working on a sequel with Ben Affleck.

Pending the final signing of the deal, this ends a lengthy search by the studio to replace David Ayer, who wrote and directed the original but moved aside to focus on Gotham City Sirens, one of the DC spinoff movies built around Robbie’s Harley Quinn character.

O’Connor came in and pitched his vision of the movie, and he will write that with scripting partner Anthony Tambakis. Warner Bros has eyed strong action directors like Mel Gibson and then had its sights set on Jaume Collet-Serra, who became unavailable when he agreed to direct Dwayne Johnson in the Disney film Jungle Cruise.

This is a big job, directing the next installment of the 2016 Warner Bros DC film that grossed $745 million worldwide. The first film was about a group of incorrigible jailbirds with special skills who were conscripted to fight terrible villains with the idea the heroes were expendable. The first film wasn’t a favorite of the fanboy crowd, but it was a big global financial hit for the studio that left no doubt of future installments.

O’Connor has mixed emotion and muscular action in films that include Warrior, the underrated film that starred Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte, as well as Pride And Glory, Miracle and his breakout indie Tumbleweeds.

Warner Bros has been moving quickly to diversify its cinematic universe. The studio set its The Hangover director Todd Phillips to direct Scott Silver’s script for a spinoff on the Batman villain The Joker, and then set John Requa and Glenn Ficarra to direct a separate spinoff for Leto’s Joker character and his demented lover Harley Quinn.

O’Connor is repped by WME and Morris Yorn Barnes.
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James Gunn is on board to write and direct the Suicide Squad reboot, which is now being called The Suicide Squad:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat- ... es-1181432
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Gunn should be a really good fit for this and if they give him an R rating to work with that freedom would probably lead to a better movie, but they won't.
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They're already remaking this movie? The creativity well, she has run dry, no?
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Wolfpack wrote:They're already remaking this movie? The creativity well, she has run dry, no?

Ribbons incorrectly described it as a reboot. it is not a reboot. The Batman directed by Reeves is going to be more of a reboot, if one feels compelled to use that term as it seems to have entered the flock's vocabulary of the day.
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Considering the fact that it involves a whole new set of characters, is re-casting the few returning ones, and has the exact same title as the last film except with a "The" at the beginning (just like "The Batman"), it's a soft reboot at the very least. But thanks for calling me a sheep, I guess. Seems like a worthwhile issue to pick a fight over.
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It's not a reboot at all, Ribbons. It's a sequel for a start, which eliminates it from being even a soft reboot. It's a follow on with some changes - it's a sequel.

I understand your feelings though, I get it, you're scared, you're being corrected by 2 people you feel talk crap but we've shown how incorrect you are and you don't have a back up argument.

Just admit you're wrong. You're not exactly kissing our boots in real life, just mentally.
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Ribbons wrote:Considering the fact that it involves a whole new set of characters, is re-casting the few returning ones, and has the exact same title as the last film except with a "The" at the beginning (just like "The Batman"), it's a soft reboot at the very least. But thanks for calling me a sheep, I guess. Seems like a worthwhile issue to pick a fight over.

oh come on, not you, too. you should know the difference between me picking a fight and just dropping a sardonic riposte :wink:
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Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:It's not a reboot at all, Ribbons. It's a sequel for a start, which eliminates it from being even a soft reboot. It's a follow on with some changes - it's a sequel.
I understand your feelings Kirks, I get it, you're scared, you're being corrected by an article you feel talks crap but it's shown how incorrect you are and you don't have a back up argument.

Just admit you're wrong. You're not exactly kissing our boots in real life, just mentally.
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I won't disagree with anyone who says this movie looks stupid, but I also can't wait to see it.

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Ribbons wrote:I won't disagree with anyone who says this movie looks stupid, but I also can't wait to see it.


If you look at it as a comedy, that kinda takes the "its stupid" argument away.

Is it the weasel or the shark that you're most looking forward to?
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so sorry wrote:Is it the weasel or the shark that you're most looking forward to?
Honestly? Probably the polka-dot guy. But I do appreciate the shark's earnest stupidity. He's kind of got a Groot thing going on, if Groot ate people.
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Ribbons wrote:
so sorry wrote:Is it the weasel or the shark that you're most looking forward to?
Honestly? Probably the polka-dot guy. But I do appreciate the shark's earnest stupidity. He's kind of got a Groot thing going on, if Groot ate people.
i think the shark is the 2nd dumbest one after whoever that guy John Cena is playing.
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So I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would.
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so sorry wrote:Is it the weasel or the shark that you're most looking forward to?
After watching the movie, I can say my favorite character was the affront to God that is Weasel. But King Shark had his moments as well.
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my favorite part of this movie was when pete davidson died 5 minutes into the film.
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I've been putting off writing about The Suicide Squad (2021) for a couple of months, mostly out of laziness, but I thought it was great (not to be confused with the 2016 Suicide Squad, which is an affront to God and man). It begins with an endlessly rewatchable prologue that's funny, violent, and shocking, and sets the tone for the entire film. This isn't exactly a sequel or a reboot, but something in-between, with several of the same characters returning (Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg, Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang) and having a shared history. But the new characters are the ones who steal the show. Like with Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn has a knack for making you root for loveable losers, and he picks pretty much the biggest losers in the DC rogues' gallery. For me the two standouts are Polka-Dot Man, a failed science experiment with an Oedipal complex, and King Shark (or Nanaue), a shark-humanoid thing that wants to be respected and have friends but also loves eating people. By filling his team with a bunch of glorified redshirts, Gunn is making a larger statement about the disposability of black ops soldiers sent into dangerous missions. But unlike the violence in the last one, this is often gory, funny, and earns its R rating. We even get our first city-leveling final fight since Batman v. Superman!

So overall I was very impressed with this movie, and very impressed with DC's willingness to let filmmakers do whatever the fuck they want with their franchises with no regard as to whether or not it makes sense. Right now that's looking like a more attractive prospect than the MCU.
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Ribbons wrote:... and very impressed with DC's willingness to let filmmakers do whatever the fuck they want with their franchises with no regard as to whether or not it makes sense. Right now that's looking like a more attractive prospect than the MCU.
Well to be fair, he was able to do/kill whatever he wanted with lesser known (and I'd argue, completely UNknown) DC characters. Its not like he killed Batman!

I loved it too, it was just plain FUN.
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so sorry wrote:I loved it too, it was just plain FUN.
I never thought I would laugh so hard at a single-take tracking shot of two people trying to out-murder one another.
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