Warner Bros go 0 for 2 with Suicide Squad, once again pitting critics vs a franchises die-hard fan base.

But nobody’s right here. Film is subjective. But here is an example of a panicked studio taking an accomplished director’s vision and ripping it apart to make up for a previous failure in Batman V Superman.

What we end up with is a woeful narrative structure, poorly developed characters, a distracting soundtrack and boring action.

For an ensemble piece, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is the only standout. Although the film’s structure tramples all over her, she’s incredibly enjoyable to watch and brilliantly captures the character of Harley Quinn. The rest of the cast are barely present.

Jared Leto’s brief appearance makes it difficult to fully judge his interpretation of The Joker but from the 15 minutes of screen time, I’m not excited to see more.

I don’t think this is (Director) David Ayer’s fault, he’s a great film-maker, but the restrictions and demands of the studio seem to have taken what could’ve been an extraordinary film and turned it into the summer blockbuster claptrap.

Jamie is a die-hard film fanatic. A weekly, sometimes daily, cinema go-er and owner of almost 2000 films on DVD, he once spent a 14 day holiday everyday in the cinema. And it was the best holiday ever.

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