Just come back from watching Suicide Squad and it's a fun film, well for the most part.
(Just going off on a tangent for a second, there was a new\slightly different Doctor Strange. It hit me that Benedict Cumberbatch is channelling Hugh Laurie, because Stephen Strange sounds a lot like Gregory House.)
There are lots of things to like about the film;
the color palette is vibrant as opposed to the grim, muted, grey-scale stuff in MoS & BvS.
The script is funny and works for most of the movie.
Will Smith is great, but it's Will Smith who a walking vat of screen charisma, so no shocks there.
The "universe building" cameos actually work.
Viola Davis comes across as a stone cold bitch, she really is 'The Wall'.
Margot Robbie is great, it would have been really easy to over play Harley, but she managed to get the right level of nuts.
I want to see more of this version of the Joker.
The final set piece fight, isn't a sensory assault in the way MoS & BvS were.
Then there's the not so great:
Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag is a little underwhelming and if Katana's part ended up on the cutting room floor, I'm not sure anyone would have noticed.
Then there's the Enchantress, I can see what they were trying to go for when they picked the character but it doesn't quiet work.
And unfortunately Cara Delevingne, well let's just say she's not the best female member of the cast by a long way.
Those last two points become really clear in the last act of the film. Which is where the big problem is, if only two of three acts work you definitely don't want the final act to be the problem child. If the film slumps in the middle but ends on a high, then you come out on a high. But when the final act is a little flat, that's going to color the perception of the film.
I didn't see that many Easter eggs thrown around in the film but the "John Ostrander Federal Building"
Ostrander is the guy that created the Squad