Suicide Squad [Extended Cut] [Blu-ray] [2016]

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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7520 out of 8008)

Special Features


  • Explosive Extras: Task Force X: One Team, One Mission - Discover the rich legacy of DC's most infamous bad guys
  • Plus Gag Reel
  • X Chasing the Real - Writer-Director David Ayer reveals techniques for creating an authentic surreal world
  • X Joker and Harley: The "IT" Couple of the Underworld - She's rotten, he's damaged, they're a match made in hell
  • X Squad Strength and Skills - How'd they whip themselves into shape? Get the inside story

Synopsis


Suicide Squad
In this "super-antihero" movie directed by David Ayer (Fury), a team of incarcerated villains -- including Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) -- are recruited by the government for a dangerous mission in exchange for reduced sentences. Jared Leto makes a cameo appearance as the Joker. Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis co-star. Based on the DC Comics series. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Will Smith
    Will Smith - Floyd Lawton / Deadshot
  • Jared Leto
    Jared Leto - The Joker
  • Margot Robbie
    Margot Robbie - Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel / Harley Quinn
  • Joel Kinnaman
    Joel Kinnaman - Rick Flagg
  • Viola Davis
    Viola Davis - Amanda Waller



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Villains' Story

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    AppleMom
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    First off all, let me start by saying that I am a huge comics fan. I have been an avid reader of both DC and Marvel for years now, and I thoroughly enjoy most of their cinematic installments. However, when it comes to Suicide Squad, I have many a mixed feelings to say the least. To give you a bit of a rough idea of what you're getting into, I suggest you hear what went on into giving this movie life. Warner Brothers had planned Suicide Squad to be the third installment in their DC Extended Universe, their equivalent of the MCU, after Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, things hit a snag when the studio was hit with highly negative reviews of Batman v. Superman, and made the decision to order numerous reshoots by the same company that had produced the most popular trailer of the film (the second trailer released at the time). Other decisions were made, including the order to change the tone to a much lighter, funnier tone, include pop songs, and cut out a huge chunk of the footage of Jared Leto as the Joker. It was finally released in August of 2016, going up against the controversial Ghostbusters reboot and the third Star Trek film of J.J. Abrams reboot series. How does the film turn out? Well, for plot standards, what seems like a simple premise turns out to be a very complicated mess. Amanda Waller, the government head of Argus, wants to put together a team of super villains to defend the world in the wake of Superman's death in the previous film. This team includes Harley Quinn, a former psychiatrist named Dr. Harleen Quinzel at Arkham Asylum who turned to villainy after she fell in love with the Joker, Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton, who happens to be the best marksman/assassin in the world, Killer Croc, aka Waylon Jones, who's a deformed gangster that looks like a man/croc hybrid, El Diablo, a former Los Angeles gang member who turned himself in after he accidentally killed his family, Captain Boomerang, aka Digger Harkness, who is a petty thief with a love of unicorns and an enemy of the Flash, Enchantress, aka Dr. June Moon, who was possessed by an ancient witch, Slipknot, an assassin who uses ropes, Rick Flag, the military handler for the squad, and Katana, Rick Flag's bodyguard who uses a mystic sword. Except for Flag and Katana, everyone has a bomb in their spine to keep them in line. Soon, they find themselves trying to stop the Enchantress from destroying the world, but matters become complicated when the Joker tries to get Harley out. And that is the primary problem with the film. It's WAY too all over the place. The story ultimately can't decide what it wants to be; at one point it's an 70s one hit wonder song driven action flick in the vein of Guardians of the Galaxy, next its a tragic film where a member of the squad is forced to relive a painful life. If anyone reads the comics, especially during the early days, they've gone up against way crazier threats: dinosaurs, Darkseid, even the Justice League. But that craziness is only in how all over the place the movie is, with a threat who's just as unmemorable as Marvel's villains and a plot that doesn't give the villains enough time to shine. Why bring in the military if you're going to send the Squad in? Why is the mission to rescue Waller when she should have gotten out of there? Why isn't Joker the main bad guy? Why, why, why, why, why? There's too much why's to even ask, so this movie isn't for the plot. Character development isn't exactly this film's strength either. Only Harley, Deadshot, and El Diablo are given enough of a backstory to understand their sympathies and motivations, while the rest are just there. Even so, there are some improper representations; Harley isn't in this abuse relationship with the Joker, as this controversial moment in comics history is shied away from to turn her and Joker into lovesick puppies instead of a psycho lover who's trapped in an relationship that she can't seem to escape from no matter how hard she tries. Killer Croc isn't this monstrous behemoth that will eat anyone at the sign of trouble, he's just there. I mean, he does nothing except crack a joke or two. Captain Boomerang is a jerk - but he's too much of a jerk to be liked. Katana's just there, Enchantress is as flat as a cardboard box without any of that fun, spunky charm she's known for (in other words, just causing magical chaos for fun), Rick Flag doesn't even get a mention about his father's background and friendship with Waller, and Slipknot's lack of a bio in the opening pins him as the first guy to die. Furthermore, Katana, Harley, and Enchantress are placed in costumes that only the imagination of teenage boys could describe, especially considering that one of them is a model. Need I say more? The only people they did right is Deadshot, Waller, and (mostly) Harley, who fall into what they were made to be. That being said, I will give kudos to the actors. Margot Robbie just nails Harley Quinn down so much, she's the virtual highlight of the movie. The spunk, the accent, the craziness - it's all there to enjoy as she bashes skulls and giggles at just about everything. Will Smith delivers as Deadshot with just about as much accuracy as the character he's playing, though with a bit of snarkiness to match. Viola Davis presents Waller as this tough, intimidating women who won't take no for an answer, and won't be intimidated by anyone. Even Ben Affleck continues to deliver a stellar performance as Batman in his brief appearances. The only person I have mixed feelings on is Jared Leto as Joker. He's a perfect Joker (though I feel that nobody could top Heath Ledger) for this movie, but he's not in it enough to establish how truly psychotic this iteration is. It also doesn't help that the editing isn't stellar. The tone shifts drastically from dark/dreary, to ha-ha funny laugh out loud and back again within the period of five minutes. Shots and scenes are all over the place, the editors fell back on that giant vortex in the sky threatening the world again (Ghostbusters anyone?), and the pop songs didn't work. They worked for Guardians of the Galaxy because they were used at the right time and they fit the tone of the movie, but here, they were just stuffed in. I was holding my head in shame when I heard them play Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky", which was also in Guardians, and I thought, "A jab at Marvel if ever there was one." That being said, I don't think this movie is the worst thing ever, regardless of critics or fan's opinions. This is just a big, crazy action flick people can watch to have a little wackiness in their lives. Is it very flawed? Yes. But it's just a movie, not the best, but not the worst. This is just something you can watch for the wildness of it all. And this is the special edition; it addresses most of the flaws the original cut had. It doesn't make it a masterpiece, but just something you can watch when you need something to watch. Just watch it. You might be surprised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Satisfactory Squad

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    ‘Suicide Squad’ was one of my most anticipated movies of the summer. While I had little prior knowledge of the supervillain team, the trailers were excellent and I had high hopes that THIS would be the movie to get the DC Extended Universe franchise on the right track following the first two mediocre entries (Man of Steel and Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice). Top-tier talent brings the Squad to life – Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, plus director David Ayer at the helm following up the acclaimed ‘End of Watch’ and ‘Fury.’ It’s clear that Warner Bros wanted this to be their ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and they marketed the heck out of it to try and build that image. To this movie’s credit, it is VERY entertaining from the first frame to the last with lots of fun action sequences that take advantage of each character’s widely varied powers. One-liners hit more often than they miss making for a lighter, goofier tone than I anticipated from a movie featuring a bunch of psycho killers. For DC fans, just to see a lot of these characters like Killer Croc and Diablo finally make their jump from the comic book pages to the big screen will be enough for the price of admission. Deadshot and Harley Quinn elevate every scene they’re in while the lesser characters like Boomerang add some flavor and mix things up in complimentary roles. This movie is really fun and keeps you engaged, unfortunately there’s some issues which hold ‘Suicide Squad’ back from hanging with the best comic book films. The editing is choppy as scenes begin and end abruptly failing to flow very well together. A lot of expository dialogue is used to introduce the myriad characters in the first half of the movie…while the second half is filled to the brim with guns-blazing action hardly giving you a moment to catch your breath. This movie could benefit from an Ultimate Edition treatment like what Batman v Superman received – an extra 20 minutes to smooth out rough edges and allow scenes to breathe. Without getting too far into spoiler territory, the choice of villain is a disappointment. The opponent of the Suicide Squad is decidedly supernatural and a lot of the violence is bloodless and without stakes. These creative decisions were probably controlled by the studio to get the film a PG-13 rating, but it neuters a lot of the action as swords and bullets pass through the equivalent of computer generated rock monsters. Ignore the critics who overwhelmingly annihilated this movie - ‘Suicide Squad’ is a flawed but entertaining experience that you should check out in the theatre. It just doesn’t quite capitalize on all of its potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Steelbook but slightly overpriced

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    I absolutely love Steelbooks (besides the obvious fact a metal case looks cooler than a normal plastic one) for their artwork on the front and back covers, and even found on the inside of the case. This Steelbook is a perfect example of this. The poster on the front cover is a minimalist design, taking each character and giving them each a skull with a signature look unique to each one's powers/abilities or characteristics. The back cover is a mural of the Belle Reve Prison, which is the home base of operations for the Suicide Squad. The inside cover artwork is an actual photo from the film. It was taken during a key battle near the end of the film, with all of the characters standing in a fight pose next to each other. This is akin to the lineup pose the Avengers did in the NYC battle near the end of their first film. For me, this scene was one of the highlights of the film. I loved seeing all the characters come together and fight together, so it's a nice touch to see that moment honored in this case. In regards to my title, I say it's overpriced, because I bought this on the release date. It cost me $34.99 which is abnormal for a Steelbook release at Best Buy. I try to buy all the Steelbooks that Best Buy has the exclusive rights to, and they usually range from $19.99-$29.99. I've never seen a Steelbook cost $35, which seems absurd to me to pay that much for a Blu-ray copy of a film. I assume the price hike is because this bundle includes a 4K Blu-ray of the film instead of a normal Blu-ray, and also includes a digital copy and an extended cut of the film. The extended cut was interesting to watch. The last live action DC film, Batman v. Superman, got an R-rated extended cut that was far better than the original theatrical version of the film. The Suicide Squad extended cut however, has it's pros and cons. There were some scenes I absolutely loved and wish they had been included in the original film (most notably a Joker and Harley Quinn scene that explores the abusive relationship they have) so for me it was worth the price just to see that footage. On the negative side though, there was at least one new scene that I could've done without. It was completely pointless dialogue and appeared to do nothing except prolong the runtime. In conclusion, I recommend this Steelbook copy to anyone who saw the film in theaters and absolutely loved it or DC comic fans. Unless you're a die-hard fan, the cheaper Blu-ray copy of this film would probably be the better option for most audiences.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Suicide Squad falls a bit short of good

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    For those that really enjoy movies you want the 3D or 4k versions, I purchased the 3D version which came with the 3D Blu ray, Blu ray and a digital copy for ultra violet ONLY (NO iTunes) and NO DVD, as well as the regular plastic case. For nearly $30 you would expect a steelcase and a full compliment of disks including a DVD. It was also disappointing that the publisher couldn't strike a deal with Apple to include a iTunes Digital Copy with this package. As for the movie itself, it has a wonderful soundtrack that really mixes well with the action however there are some upsetting character issues if you are a big fan of the DC universe, especially if you watch shows like Arrow, Gotham, DCs Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Flash, as the studio took a few liberties such as casting a completely different actress to play the charecter of Amanda Waller and the same went for Deadshot, and Flash. To me this would have been a easy casting option, just get the actors that play the characters in the TV series to play the characters in the movie, they have proven that they can play the part and people are used to them, especially the less than 45 second one liner from the Flash in the movie, Grant G. could have easily made time to do that one line scene, but the casting director instead picked a different actor. Some can be understood, such as Ben A. being cast as Batman, as in the TV show Bruce Waynes character is still a young man, so this is not a far stretch and it works well as Ben played the part of Batman in the new Superman V. Batman movie, This and several other items really down turn the film, the saving graces are Harley Q., and the Joker, as they really pull out all the stops to make the movie really pop. As for the story-line, its a pretty standard one that won't pull any big surprises on you so enjoy the special effects and the soundtrack because the story is pretty plain. If they kept with the same actors and actresses as the TV show, and put a bit more thought into the story-line then it would rate higher but as it is this is a average movie, nothing terrible but nothing that will blow you away either. It is good for a one time view or a rental but i am a bit upset at the dollar per entertainment cost of it, i think i would have been better off renting the movie as i watched it once at the theater, and once when i purchased it and now it sits on my shelf with thousands of other movies. Happy movie watch and I'll see you next time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie idea, not the best presentation

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    The idea of making a movie about Task Force X, the Suicide Squad, is really great. This came out a year or two after the success of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." That movie managed to take a group of relatively unknown characters and turn them into a big blockbuster hit. This movie tried to do the same thing, but it fell short because of a few reasons. The first reason it did not succeed as well as Guardians did is because Guardians had 5 main characters while this movie crammed in over 10 main characters into one movie. That's twice as many as Guardians. When you have to try and explain an entirely new cast of characters and set up a problem for them to fight, things get complicated. This movie would have worked better if they cut down the cast to 5 or 6 members of the squad and spent more time trying to develop them. The second issue why this movie fell flat is the use of the Joker. The Joker is easily one of the most iconic and recognizable villains in D.C. history. Jared Leto's portrayal was played up a lot in the trailer and promotional material for this movie. In the end he is only on screen for about 10 minutes. That's a real let down because they could have done a lot more with making him the villain the squad had to take down. Overall, it's a pretty decent movie, but the bloating of characters and the overused "sky beam" as the antagonist's weapon to destroy the world kept this movie from reaching it's full potential. Also, The D.C. Animated Universe made an animated Suicide Squad movie a few years back called "Batman: Assault on Arkham." I would recommend checking that movie out to see how a more balanced and focused movie featuring the "Suicide Squad" can be done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Edition

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    I had intended to wait for a price drop on this item but seeing this edition changed my mind. I love the inclusion of the hardcover graphic novel. It also comes with a digital version of the graphic novel, extended cut of the movie on Blu-ray, the theatrical cut of the movie on Blu-ray, the DVD version, and the digital versions of both the extended & theatrical cuts. That's a whole lot of Suicide Squad. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the packaging. The DVD comes in a decorated cardboard sleeve, which is fine. However, the Blu-ray discs are actually in a pocket in the back of the graphic novel. That's just annoying. 1- For those who store discs in their original cases, the book is much wider that an average case and will fit in awkwardly (if it fits on a DVD shelf at all). 2-When I read a book, I don't usually like to keep DVDs in that book, especially if I was taking the book along with me anywhere. 3-Even if the discs are taken out for easier storage, you are still left with two big empty cardboard pockets in the back of your book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not great, writers didn't seem to know what the Su

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    I get that every time comic book characters get a new adaptation (whether it be movies, animated series or traditional comics) they're going to change to the vision of the writer, however, this vision was pretty misguided. I felt like the movie was trying too hard to convince me that these were "bad guys" without actually letting them be bad guys (does that make sense? lol). The humor also felt a bit forced to me, and there was wayyyy too much Harley/Joker backstory detracting from the story. I understand that they need to introduce the characters, but a lot of it was unnecessary to the plot--save it for a batman movie. Also I feel a more covert, out of the public eye mission would have been better for a story line instead of a large-scale mass destruction of the city route they took. It didn't really fit the characters and felt like a generic superhero plot that they just happened to drop the suicide squad into. Lastly, it's called "Suicide Squad" for the reason that a lot of the characters are supposed to get killed off...but in this they don't. If they want to save Deadshot and Harley for future movies I understand, but you need to make some of the other ones more expendable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DC is Getting Better

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    I will leave my review based on two points of view. From a pure entertainment perspective the movie was entertaining and showed a few of DC's villains in action. Like most of these movies it left me looking forward to sequels and/or other movies to stem from this. If you haven't seen this yet and you are not a comic book fan this movie is a fun movie. As an old school comic book collector and fan this movie is a disappointment. Since DC has tried crossing over from cartoon and print into live action. We are left to the interpretation of the producers and writers. They do not stay true to the characters origins and they are not fair representations of the characters as they appear in print. This could have been an absolute home run but sadly was barely a bunt. I believe there is a challenge when you have multiple special effect characters in one film as well as multiple popular ones too. Harley looked good and was crazy (somewhat) but she's much more sadistic than they showed her to be in this movie. I loved Diablo! For me he was the best in movie. Boomerang was a waste and I do not like Will Smith as Dead Shot. The Joker, for as much hype as he was given in the trailers barely was in the movie. He had little relevance to the story line. For me I hope that DC will continue to improve with their upcoming releases and if nothing else just mimc the story lines of the comics themselves or the animated movies that are already a success. The path has already been paved if they would only follow it! I pray they don't mess up Wonder Woman!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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