Folks like to hate on SUICIDE SQUAD quite a bit, and I’ve read more hate and vile spewed (*over-exaggeration, perhaps) on it, than I have read/heard “positive things”. Pity.
As a person of the latter persuasion, I had actually enjoyed the film in it’s theatrical edition, and upon watching the “Extended Cut”, I heart this film MORE!
It might be just 12+minutes worth, but this version slightly edges towards “4” over my previous 3 x Popcorns (over 5), so deal with it :)
Characters are further fleshed out, be it “motivations”, or simple characterisations that show them beyond the simplistic cut-outs (which worked for me, I’m not looking for too layer or nuanced a performance about “evil-doers” lol), including the cliched “bro”-moment between Deadshot and Rick Flag (below), which left me cringing but smiling, I admit … and with the extras/deletes, the role of “Harley Quinn” has become a much more interesting character to be seen in her sequel solo film! … but, maybe that’s just me :)
You know what people say about the extended cut of #sucidesquad being a film we should have seen in the cinemas? IT'S TRUE. Am while it does not alter the film THAT much, what it does provide the film is/was a whiff of character depth that is/was needed to push the film up a notch. I for one am utterly glad I decided to watch it again (5th time already, maybe! Hahaha ok maybe 4th). If you haven't watched this film and had a choice, I'd recommend the extended version without a doubt. #popcornx #hatersaregonnahate
Scroll down for video clips of some of the deleted scenes, in case you’d not want to rewatch it again, on DVD/BLu-Ray or online sources (*cough*).
Above is the “Extended Joker Arkham Scene” where he escapes his cell and tortures Dr Quinzel, while directly below is the behind-the-scenes clip of said footage.
Harleen Quinzel chases The Joker, in this scene which shows Dr Quinzel confronting the Joker over him escaping her “love”, which I thought was a very interesting scene to be had, IMHO.
“Harley Vexing The Squad” while they head towards the “swirling trash in the sky” - is an utterly interesting sequence where Harley tries to mindf**k Killer Croc, and Katanna removes her mask! “Don’t act like a drunken stripper”! says Deadshot hahaha.
Pace-wise, I’d understand this might pull the film down, but “character wise”, this made a much better support for Harley’s “crazy”, not just in action, methinks!