DCEU has been having trouble with finding the right tone for their movies, and have oscillated between making them extremely dark, or too lighthearted. ‘Suicide Squad’ is an example of the latter. The film is based on the DC comic team of supervillains who come together to save the day.
With so many juicy characters to deal with, one would expect some memorable exchanges, and yet the film is full of witty one-liners that are a hit or miss. But the reason this film stands out is that it introduces Joker for the first time after Heath Ledger’s phenomenal performance. While this Joker is admittedly different, the character does have a degree of menace to it, and it was really refreshing to see DC shed off the normal big superhero names and try and go for a more comical approach with this movie.
‘Suicide Squad’ might have been met with only mixed reviews, but the folks at DCEU correctly guessed that they are on the right track with this supervillain team, and a continuity follow up, titled ‘Birds of Prey’, is underway. A direct follow up is also being made, titled ‘The Suicide Squad’, which is supposed to release in 2021. It is being helmed by James Gunn who is known for introducing fun into the team dynamic, as is evident in his ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ movies. With all these movies in the pipeline, now is the perfect time to watch ‘Suicide Squad’ if you have not seen it, or to rewatch it, in case you already have seen it. But before we tell you where to watch the movie, let us take you through the plot of ‘Suicide Squad’.
What is Suicide Squad About?
‘Suicide Squad’ takes place in the aftermath of Superman’s death. We see Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), an intelligence officer, convincing Washington DC to let her assemble something called Task Force X. This is basically a team of dangerous supervillains. Waller plans to bring them together to do her bidding in exchange for time being knocked off their sentences. Think of it as something like ‘The Dirty Dozen‘. But how will Waller ensure that the villains listen to her? Well, this is fixed by a remote-controlled explosive that is fitted into their necks, and this bomb will go off if they attempt to rebel or escape.
‘Suicide Squad’ then stylishly takes us through the team members. We have Floyd Lawton, an elite hitman better known as Deadshot (Will Smith); Harleen Quinzel or Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the former psychiatrist who teams up with Joker on his murderous missions; Chato Santana, the pyrokinetic ex-gangster better known as El Diablo; George “Digger” Harkness or Captain Boomerang, an opportunistic thief; a genetic mutant Waylon Jones, better known as Killer Croc; and Christopher Weiss or Slipknot, a specialized assassin. These members are to serve under Colonel Rick Flag and be used in high-risk missions as disposable assets. Another of Waller’s intended recruits is Flag’s girlfriend Dr. June Moone. She is an archaeologist possessed by a demonic force known as the ‘Enchantress’.
However, things soon go south, as Enchantress resents Waller’s control and decides to eradicate humankind. She lays siege with the help of a magical weapon, and her Incubus brother, and even manages to turn the people into a horde of monsters. Waller deploys the squad, whose task is to retrieve a high profile mark, and they are joined by Katana, a Japanese swordswoman with an enchanted sword. Meanwhile, Joker (Jared Leto) gets involved, trying to break out Harley. The squad manages to stick together despite their initial differences and even manage to get to the mark, which they discover to be Waller, who is trying to keep her involvement in the Enchantress situation a secret.
Although they get her to the extraction point, it seems that Joker has hijacked their ride, and he manages to defuse Harley’s bomb and gets her to go with him. Waller’s people, however, shoot down the chopper, presumably killing Joker. Harley rejoins the squad, but Slipknot dies from the neck bomb explosion when Boomerang convinces him that the bombs must be a ruse to deter them from acting out. When Deadshot finds out the truth about Enchantress, the squad initially decides to abandon Waller and Flag, but then they have a change of heart and see this as a chance to prove themselves. They come together as one, and there are sacrifices made by El Diablo, and a really courageous act from Harley, that allows them to subdue Incubus and the Enchantress, thus saving the day. Waller emerges alive and knocks off ten years from all their sentences, and even gives them special privileges, except for Captain Boomerang. We see that Joker is also alive, as he breaks into prison to rescue Harley.
The mid-credits scene has an interaction between Waller and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) where the latter agrees to protect her from the backlash of the Enchantress fiasco and gets the files on metahumans Barry Allen and Arthur Curry in return. He also advises Waller to stop the Task Force or he and his friends (meaning the Justice League) will be forced to end it.
What adventures will the future movies about the Suicide Squad show? Only time will tell that, but for now, we can tell you where to watch ‘Suicide Squad’.
Is Suicide Squad on Netflix?
Netflix has an amazing library when it comes to superhero stuff, though most of the content is from Marvel. ‘Suicide Squad’ is not on Netflix, but if you want to watch something about a team coming together to save the day, despite not always getting along with each other, then check out ‘The Defenders‘.
Is Suicide Squad on Hulu?
Hulu has some amazing content out there and the platform is constantly adding new stuff. Though ‘Suicide Squad’ is not on Hulu, you can check out the animated movie ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay‘ on the platform.
Is Suicide Squad on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has a library that is perhaps only bested by Netflix. Prime subscribers cannot stream ‘Suicide Squad’ as is, but there is an option to rent or buy the movie and stream it on the platform. It costs $3.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy the film. Check it out here.
Where Can I Stream Suicide Squad Online?
If you want to watch ‘Suicide Squad’ elsewhere, you can do that too. Just head over to Fubo Tv and stream the movie there. Of course, you need to be subscribed to the platform first.
Where Can I Watch Suicide Squad Online For Free?
How can we forget the freeloaders? If you want to watch ‘Suicide Squad’ for free, we do have a fix for you. Head over to Fubo Tv, and use their free trial period to watch the film. Since it is a week-long trial period, you should finish watching the movie before then.
However, we urge the readers to pay for any art that you consume.