Movie to watch; The Suicide Squad 2021 is a follow-up sequel from 2016. The original Suicide Squad movie featured Will Smith, unfortunately, he didn’t return to the franchise due to other obligations. The movie features new faces who were not part of the first Suicide Squad; Idris Alba (Bloodsport), John Cena (Peacemaker), Sylvester Stallone (King Shark -voice), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher 2), and many more. Storyline; Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Released 6 August 2021.
In 2021, The Suicide Squad never took itself seriously for one minute. While there were small moments of introspection from some characters, it always followed up with a light-hearted moment. Some jokes failed to land, but they were there and made the new movie fun, something the 2016 version avoided. The movie is fun to watch and mind-blowing. The rivalry between Idris Alba (Bloodsport), and John Cena (Peacemaker) makes the movie more interesting. Sylvester Stallone (King Shark -voice) is my favorite character in the movies.
Deadshot Vs. Bloodsport; There was one thing in both versions that were very similar to each other. In both movies, one of the principal villains was a man who wanted to protect his daughter. This was Will Smith’s Deadshot in the 2016 movie and Idris Elba’s Bloodsport in the second. They were even both villains who used a gun as their primary weapon.
Despite opening with rave reviews, James Gunn and Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad debuted with only $26.5 million USD in the box office from a total of 4,002 North American theaters. Although it topped the domestic box office, reports state that the underwhelming number could be due to a mix of the public’s growing concern over the Delta COVID-19 variant, the film’s premiere on HBO Max at no additional cost to the subscribers and its R rating. Analysts initially expected The Suicide Squad to do better due to its stellar reviews and target audience of younger men, who “have been among the most loyal moviegoers during the pandemic.” Variety adds that the lack of big names in the cast (with Margot Robbie and Viola Davis named as the only A-listers) could also be a determining factor.
“Currently, this is an unforgiving market,” David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research said. “Under normal conditions, a strong marketing campaign can overcome a few drawbacks and generate a good weekend. Under current conditions, that isn’t happening.” Meanwhile, David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad, which was met with poor reviews, opened with a whopping $133 million USD and finished with $746 million USD in global earnings. The director recently slammed the studio cut of his movie and praised Gunn’s newest effort.
Writer: P.P Selolo