Suicide Squad: Boom or Bust?

With a star-studded cast, chart-hitting soundtrack and an amazing fan base, Suicide Squad is one of the highest grossing movies this year, despite a rating of 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 40 percent on Metacritic. The critics may be shunning the film, but DC fans and everyday viewers are eating it up. Released on Aug. 5, the movie is still in theaters in some locations.

Although it’s already over a month since its release date, fans at St. Bonaventure and all over the world are still showing their love for Suicide Squad, whether it be wearing a “Daddy’s Lil Monster” Harley Quinn shirt or jamming out to “Purple Lamborghini” in the hallways of Falconio and at the gym.

Warner Bros. and DC seem to have known which famous faces would play these infamous villains. From a hit-man that never misses his target, Deadshot (Will Smith), to Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker (Jared Leto), and many more stars. Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) are also prominent characters in the film.

With varied opinions about the movie between critics and viewers, one thing is for sure; Suicide Squad: The Album has called upon the best. It includes Panic! At the Disco, Rick Ross, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots and Grimes, just to name a few. While some of the songs aren’t featured in the film and aren’t heard prominently, the soundtrack definitely feels like you’re taking a sneak peek into the Spotify playlists of the characters.

From the maniacal laughs of the Joker and Harley Quinn to the sounds of gunfire and the deep character backstories, Suicide Squad has blown the fans away and is a solid recommendation for superhero, comic, film and music lovers alike.

By Amber Canbek


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