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Everything You Need to Know Before Watching "The Suicide Squad"

"The Suicide Squad" is written and directed by James Gunn, who has gained worldwide recognition after directing the hit series "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Marvel Studios.

Still from the movie 'The Suicide Squad'

The premiere of this film is scheduled for next August 5, in theaters and through HBO Max. Photos: YT-Warner Bros. Pictures

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One of the most anticipated releases of 2021 is "The suicide Squad", a DC movie that promises to give us action and irreverence. This will be the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and the second film installment inspired by this group of characters.

The premiere of this film is scheduled for next August 5, in theaters and through HBO Max.

A director with his own style

The director of this film is James Gunn, who will offer us his vision of this group of antiheroes made up of convicted criminals who are entrusted to fight against a force that threatens humanity.

We have seen Gunn reap remarkable success at Marvel Studios as the director of the first installments of "Guardians of the Galaxy." He has shown to have an excellent ability to orchestrate stories that involve groups of characters, as well as to possess a unique and peculiar style that the audience enchants.

"The Suicide Squad" marks Gunn's debut in the DC Extended Universe. In this film, he not only works as a director but also as a screenwriter, which ensures that he will deploy all his creative vision in this production.

An amazing cast

"The Suicide Squad" brings together a select group of Hollywood actors. The cast includes figures such as Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, Joel Kinnaman, David Dastmalchian, Michael Rooker, and Peter Capaldi.

New characters

In this new installment, several characters that were present in 2016's "Suicide Squad" return, but new characters will also be introduced. We'll see, for example, the return of the popular Harley Quinn, who had a solo movie in 2020 titled "Birds of Prey." Also returning are Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang, and Amanda Waller.

Among the new inclusions will be Bloodsport, played by Idris Elba. We will also meet Peacemaker, a soldier so obsessed with peace, he would even kill to achieve it. John Cena will be in charge of bringing it to life. It has been confirmed that this character will have his own series, which will hit HBO Max in February 2022. We will also have Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) and Ratcatcher (Daniela Melchior).

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First impressions

Several experts have already had the opportunity to see the film and their impressions speak highly of it. In general, James Gunn's work is praised and the film is defined as original, crazy, funny, and full of surprises.

Ian Sandwell from Digital Spy, I have no hesitation in calling the film a violent, funny, and unpredictable blockbuster. He assured that the film is so funny that viewers will want to see it more than once.

Any doubts you might have over #TheSuicideSquad will vanish after the outrageous opening. It's a violent, hilarious and unpredictable blockbuster, and everyone will have their own favourite from the terrific cast. It's just so entertaining that you'll want to see again instantly. pic.twitter.com/kI8YjqZdsw

— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) July 15, 2021

For his part, Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com not only claimed that this was an absolutely crazy and violent movie, but it also had moments of heart, humor, action, and emotion. He closes his impressions of the film by saying that there is nothing like him.

Erik Davis of Fandango defined the film as big, daring, and visually impressive. In his vision, this movie is violent but hilarious. Furious, but also sweet.

Collider.com's Steven Weintraub expressed that he absolutely loved the movie. It agrees with the other impressions by stating that The Suicide Squad is super violent and extremely funny. Success for both James Gunn and DC.

"The Suicide Squad" looks set to be one of the biggest movie hits of the year. This is a product that ensures to provide viewers with an original story with high doses of action, violence, and emotion.