The Suicide Squad (2021)

‘The Suicide Squad’ is the second, or even the remake of the 2016 version ‘Suicide Squad’. This one is James Gunn’s version, it stars Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad), Idris Elba (Luther), John Cena (Blockers), Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), Viola Davis (Suicide Squad), Daniela Melchior (Parque Mayer), David Dastmalchian (Prisoners), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), and Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island).

Just like the first Suicide Squad, a group of rag tag villains are brought together in order to save the world.

Two Reasons I wanted to see this movie, 1. James Gunn. James Gunn directed both Guardian of the Galaxy films, which both are amazing. 2. John Cena, John Cena is hilarious in everything he is in, Blocker’s is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen. So with these two involved it was a must see for me. This one is a mix between ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Deadpool’, you have your rag team and comedic relief, mixed with gore and cursing. Not sure what I was expecting but not really this, I didn’t expect all the gore and swearing. Honestly it worked though, it was a perfect blend of action and comedy. Sylvester Stallone’s character and John Cena were hilarious. Forget the first film, that one is garbage, this is the true Suicide Squad. Like I said it’s hilarious, the characters mesh perfectly together, it’s full of action, it’s a great superhero movie. It hasn’t done well in theaters, and there’s talks that Margot Robbie is to blame, that they are looking to move on from her. Which is stupid because, Margot Robbie is awesome as Harley Quinn, she brings the character to life. Leave Margot alone, she’s not the issue. It’s probably the release to HBO Maxx, and the first one being garbage, why ticket sales have sucked. I do find it funny though, the DCU had to bring in a MCU director to put out a good movie, but hey whatever works. James Gunn and ‘The Suicide Squad’ lived up to their potential, I give it a 9/10.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

I didn’t do a whole lot of research on this one before I went and saw it. I knew it took place in 1969 and was loosely based on the Mason murders, but that was about it. Anything Quentin Tarantino does is gold, he is a modern day Steven Spielberg. Plus Tarantino has said he’s only going to do ten movies and that’s it. So they have a limited edition feel to them, each one is more anticipated than the last. ‘Once Upon a time in Hollywood’ stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. All of them are amazing in anything they do. Brad Pitt really sold me once he did ‘Burn After Reading’, and ‘Inglourious Basterds.’ So naturally he was great in this, and really brought the movie together even though he was second fiddle to Leonardo. The movie follows Rick Dalton (Leonardo), and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) in the dying days of the golden era of Hollywood. Dalton was once a huge star on his cowboy show, but is now only being type cast as a villain cameo in other westerns to help boost the new up and coming cowboy actors. Dalton is struggling to come to terms that his best days are behind him and Hollywood is changing and moving forward with out him. The entire time Booth is becoming more of Dalton’s personal assistant, and handyman rather than stunt double as he is no longer needed in Hollywood. Tarantino finishes up the movie with his unique spin on the Manson murders. All in all Tarantino has put out another great movie, and this is a must see.