A group of convicts are given a second chance to redeem themselves when the US government hires them to get rid of an out-of-the-world menace which will destroy humanity if not stopped. And as expected, the criminals try to pull off their antics in order to showcase their individuality but when the story leads to a phase where the inner good in them is put to test, they stand together, with the government, against the much more evil antagonist. Will they be able to pull this off and what will happen if they do, forms the story of Suicide Squad.
Never before has a franchise's villains forming together to make a team and therefore a film, has garnered this level of attention that Suicide Squad has managed to get. With a plethora of characters, the so called metahuman powers is what makes them stand apart. Will Smith as Deadshot is an expert marksman and an assassin. Jared Leto as Joker is the psychopathic super-villain and Batman's arch nemesis. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is the former psychiatrist who falls for Joker and ends up as his crazy girlfriend. Then there's Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana and amidst all this Joel Kinnaman as Col. Rick Flag and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller seems to be the only 'sane' character.
Suicide Squad has all the ingredients to make a team hero flick successful. As the pack's head, Deadshot's backstory is well captured and his characterization is solid. Will Smith nails it as the trained assassin. The next main role goes to Margot Robbie who plays the infamous Harley Quinn which is also one of the most awaited characters to be seen on screen. She packs all the emotions and craziness amazingly well. Jared Leto's Joker role didn't get the screen time it deserved but whatever little was there was quite a treat to fans.
While these main characters do justice to the roles, the rest of the roles and their characterizations aren't satisfactory probably owing to the limited run time. The antagonist, Enchantress doesn't look as menacing as it's meant to be and so are the other minor 'metahumans'. There are scenes which will bring out the fan boy in everyone, especially the cameos from those we least expected.
Considering the mammoth expectation this film has garnered, David Ayer tries to deliver the best as its director. El Diablo's tragic backstory is where the directorial touch is visible.
Overall, Suicide Squad is a well attempted take on the super-villains and though it might not be everyone's cup of tea, it's sure to satisfy the franchise's fans.