DC’s Suicide Squad doesn’t have the greatest reputation among fans. Although it was a box office success, critics and fans panned the ensemble flick. After a slew of fantastic trailers and an exciting cast, many were quick to diminish the final product. With the announcement of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut rejuvenating the DCEU fan base, countless fans of Suicide Squad have ascended from the shadows to rally behind David Ayer’s supposed cut of the film.
However, I believe the Suicide Squad we got actually has a lot to offer in terms of its thematic messages, character depictions, and overall aesthetic. Within this film lies Ayer’s original vision and tone, and luckily it’s not as hidden as one may think. Despite its critical bashing, Suicide Squad might be a “damaged” masterpiece….