'The Suicide Squad': Should You Give It a Watch or Not?

Will we recommend that you watch "The Suicide Squad," or kill off your expectations by saying this bloodbath might not be worth your time?

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

The Suicide Squad: Watch or Not?

© Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

The time has finally come for the criminals to become the heroes. We'll admit that most of them are being blackmailed instead of seeking justice. But even though they might not be wearing capes for the right reasons, they're the best suited for the job. Who better to lead a suicide mission than "The Suicide Squad"? We've been patiently waiting to see this squad gear up for some more action. And we've been super excited to see the new members on the team. Will everyone play nice and work well together? Or will they end up killing each other before their mission even starts? You'll find out soon. But before you decide if you want to watch "The Suicide Squad" or not, here's our opinion.

Reasons to Watch...

© Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

© Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

  • Director James Gunn is firing on all cylinders and proves that he was meant to helm this film from the beginning. His absurdly creative and twisted vision is showcased with every thoughtfully executed fatality being crazier and more unexpected than the next.
  • This incredible cast all bring something unique and fun to the table, whether it's for a couple hours or just a couple minutes. And Gunn makes good on his promise that no one in the film is ever truly safe.
  • Even with the copious amounts of violence and comic relief, the story doesn't get lost in the mix which can sometimes happen, especially in DC films. Gunn's experience in the MCU is certainly being translated in many ways that you'll notice in this film.

Or Not...

© Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

© Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett Collection

  • There are some cast members that aren't utilized as much as you might hope they would be due to the nature of this blood-spilling film.
  • The story can feel a little disjointed and hard to follow with various missions and objectives overlapping at times.
  • If you aren't a fan of blood or insanely graphic death scenes, then you might not want to take on this mission.

Watch or Not?

If we're asking ourselves whether "The Suicide Squad" is worth the watch or not, we say it's absolutely worth it!

James Gunn has outdone himself with this one. His ability to develop this surplus of characters in a meaningful way and then at a moment's notice just toss them out the window is something to behold. And it's evident that Gunn had full creative control because this film is inventive in every definition of the word. There's nothing that you'll be able anticipate or predict in this film because it's so full of surprises.

Watch in theaters or Stream on HBO Max


And beyond the movie, or after you see it, if you’d like to take on another Suicide Squad adventure, then check out our Noovie Trivia app. This week, you can get 2x Popcorn points, Suicide Squad avatars, and a custom Shuffle deck for "The Suicide Squad."

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The Suicide Squad



August 6, 2021

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Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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