The Suicide Squad movie is looking more promising than the Batman vs. Superman movie.
It might have already been said everywhere but ‘Good job with Harley Quinn.’ After her Wolf of Wall Street performance Margot Robbie already had a big head start on the character. My initial doubts about Will Smith as a 1970s pimp Deadshot were alleviated when he turned up in the costume. And now recent pictures have been showing the two getting very close.
Killer Croc is a difficult one for film. You either have to go full CGI like the Thing in the Fantastic Four reboot and Optimus Prime in the Transformer movies or you have to accept the limitations of an action which means instead of this Killer Croc:
You get this killer Croc:
The rest of the Suicide Squad line up offers the introduction to some interesting characters. It feels like DC are using their TV shows as a basic sounding board and then throwing a little more money, but not too much at the movies. This is a generally appropriate tactic…I think.
Comics are a completely different medium from films. One of the biggest mistakes can be a literal transfer of character. In Suicide Squad there is a good sense that the film is an interpretation rather than a reproduction of the comics.
Of course, all of this is based on a couple of pictures so, we will have to wait and see.