8 responses to “In Theaters Now – Suicide Squad (2016)

  1. In all fairness to face-cut-off Joker, “Death of the Family” was a great case of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo making lemonade from lemons. The Joker getting his face cut off in the first place felt like a dumb “let’s do something totally fucked up in Detective Comics #1” without any regard for what they were even going to do with it. I found “Death of the Family” Joker to be fairly creepy, and the scene where he invades the police station was surprisingly effective.

    To be honest, I’m not quite sure why Harley Quinn is part of the Suicide Squad. I mean, yeah, she can fight, but what else does she bring to the table? I’d been hoping the movie would attempt to justify her presence by making the Joker the main villain. (They could have had him be engaged in more terroristic activities to explain why a paramilitary organization would be after him, which would also make him more interesting than just a low-level crime boss.) Unfortunately, they went with weak-sauce Enchantress and Incubus, whose threat was so vaguely defined as to be uninteresting.

    And what was with Rick Flag’s accent? I understand that the actor who played him is Swedish—Joel Kinnaman, by the way, not Scott Eastwood—but a) I don’t remember his accent being that inconsistent in the RoboCop remake, and b) aren’t there dialect coaches for that sort of thing?

  2. Re: Kinnaman’s accent

    His accent changed because of the reshoots. His hair changes length and color in a lot of scenes.

  3. This podcast reminded me that there was a good joke with Harley Quinn in some comic I can’t remember, but she ends up making some obscure reference to the theatrical harlequin role that ended up just getting blank stares from all the other characters and she said something to the effect of “What? I was a psychiatrist, at Arkham. I have an education”. It was a rare opportunity to give her some actual character other than “I love the Joker and also can fight sometimes if the writer thinks I should”

  4. I’m not sure if you guys were calling Slipknot Mexican alongside Diablo, but Adam Beach is Native American, not Mexican.


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