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Suicide Squad Film (2016) Review

Suicide Squad - Film Poster

The cast from left to right: Slipknot, Captain Boomerang, Enchantress, Katana, Rick Flag, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, and El Diablo

Crazy, unconcerned and psychotically jagged, Suicide Squad will treat you to moments of fun but largely engulf you in an onslaught of hollowness and disjointed writing. By the end of the film, the main thought overriding my mind was ‘what was the point?’ Were the Suicide Squad really ‘bad guys’ and did they prove to the audience that they can be humanity’s salvation?

The film does follow on from the events of Batman v Superman and it does introduce new elements that set up or potentially sets up future stories in the DCEU, but they are kept largely minimal. Apart from the end and Batman investigating certain meta-humans, there isn’t much to take away from the film. Hell, we didn’t even get confirmation of who killed Robin in the film, David Ayer had to confirm it during one of his interviews that it was ‘the Joker’ who killed Robin.

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Batman The Killing Joke (2016) Review

Batman The Killing Joke - Batman

Must have been some joke!

Batman The Killing Joke explores the relationship between Batman and the Joker utilising the inevitable end the two can see in front of them to drive each of them to a point or in this case a moment where they have the power to change that end. Throughout the film you come to understand how each of the two central characters were bent into the people they are now and how in Batman’s case, the reason for why he wants to ‘help’ the Joker.

Within the story of Batman and the Joker, we have Batgirl who found herself caught up in the world Batman lives in. The first half of the film focuses on Batgirl and her reasons for following Batman and continuing to fight crime. At the same time as highlighting Batgirl and laying the foundation for a future role Barbara Gordon will play in the universe, her development and struggles also serve to highlight the weight Batman feels as he takes in a another side kick. Given what happened to Jason Todd, it is understandable why Batman concerns himself so much with the ‘Abyss’ he himself has sunk into.

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One Piece Chapter 837 – Luffy VS Commander Cracker

One Piece Chapter 837 - Luffy VS Cracker

Luffy VS Cracker

Oh, how satisfying it is seeing Luffy refusing to retreat and instead resolving to take the Commander of a Yonko crew head on. This is the New World and running away now will not serve any function besides proving that the Straw Hat Pirates are not ready, completely nullifying the past two years they have spent training and preparing themselves for these moments. Luffy NEEDS to face Cracker and Luffy WILL defeat Cracker. The Kong is out and the crumbs of biscuits are about to signal the arrival of a new force within the New World, one destined to pave forward the New Age.

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