Some Kind Of

 

Despite the fact that it was the first DC movie in four years that wasn't directed by Zack Snyder, "Suicide Squad" was the one that reminded me of "Sucker Punch". In good ways. That's still my favourite of his works, and this film carried some of those same madcap sensibilities with a patchy polish and a firm reluctance to justify itself. These are qualities I can admire in a movie. It also had an able cast with a willingness to commit, which hauled the picture along when it might otherwise have stumbled. The fact that all of them always seemed to have something to do helped. That was one thing about "Dawn of Justice". At times it felt like a series of portraits. They were exquisitely painted, but the models didn't always get the chance to express themselves as they might have liked. Well . . . Except Jesse Eisenberg.

 

 

In the same way that the best parts of the 2005 "Fantastic Four" movie felt as though they came straight from the mind of Johnny Storm, I think that a case could be made for the idea that this is the kind of film the Joker would produce. It doesn't always know where it's going, but it's not going to be swayed from getting there, and it endeavours against the odds to have a good time on the way. And he obviously gives himself the best outfits.

 

Bonus Question!

Harley Quinn versus Babydoll! Battle of heroic mental patients! 

Well, it's obviously going to be a dance battle, and I'm going to give it to Baby because that's basically her superpower. 

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