Movie Review – Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

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One thing that has been established with the suicide squad is that they don’t disappoint when it comes to the kind of action and humor they’re often seen delivering. In this animated feature, a version of the team including Deadshot and a few others are recruited to retrieve a USB drive containing information desired by Amanda Waller. Only Deadshot ends up surviving the mission once all is said and done, as he mercifully kills one of the team members as Waller is about to detonate the implant in his neck . It’s already been established how brutal Waller is since the team’s introduction, but when it’s established that she’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness, Waller discovers a powerful artifact that can help her avoid the final judgment she is no doubt certain to face when she dies. A literal “get out of hell” card that can send the wearer to heaven, regardless of their sins. It doesn’t take long for Waller to reassemble yet another group of criminals under the banner of Task Force X to get what she wants.

This time isn’t much different from other times as the team must always play by Waller’s rules and always remember the bombs implanted in their necks. But this time around, as Deadshot starts out as the leader, he’s forced to work with Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, Coppherhead, Bronze Tiger, and Killer Frost. As always, the team is made up of those who can get along and a few people who aren’t exactly friendly towards each other. Bronze Tiger and his straight manner continually rant at Deadshot, while Killer Frost is more or less ready to walk away from the group at any time as she’s convinced they’re a bunch of goons.

Corn Working group X isn’t the only group that’s on the trail of the map, which was in possession of a man who once received the mantle of Doctor Fate. Unfortunately, after battling Reverse Flash, Blockbuster, and Silver Banshee, the team discovers that Steel Maxum has already lost the map, which is why he lost Doctor Fate and became a stripper. The card was taken by Scandal Savage and his lover, Knockout. Scandal’s father, Vandal Savage, seeks the map for himself, but it soon becomes apparent that everyone is seeking the map for their own use. Killer Frost is eventually captured and has her explosive device removed by Reverse Flash, who then uses it in an ambush against the team, which ends up injuring Bronze Tiger. In the meantime, Vandal Savage has Professor Pyg sew the card into his chest, making it nearly impossible to remove the card without killing him, meaning Vandal could use the card’s magic to save himself. But when the fighting escalates, Vandal kills Knockout and Professor Pyg, then confronts the team as they have to fight Vandal and Reverse Flash and his group. At this point, Killer Frost turns everyone on and attempts to win the map for herself, which creates a melee situation where she incapacitates the team and kills Blockbuster.

She is then attacked by Copperhead, whose device goes off as he and Frost are killed in the explosion. Vandal is killed after Reverse Flash retrieves the map, as he intends to use it after explaining that the Batman from his timeline shot him in the head. He survived by using the Speed ​​Force in a way that extended his life, but would eventually negate it. Eventually, Reverse Flash is killed and Deadshot gives the card to Bronze Tiger, who was dying from the wounds inflicted by Reverse Flash, allowing Tiger to go to Heaven. When Waller shows up at the end, Deadshot gives him the map, which is now useless without Waller’s knowledge. In a way, it’s poetic justice since Waller is far worse than several villains since her manner is that of a woman who will literally do anything to get her way, and doesn’t care how many of people who must die so that she can maintain her control over a given situation.

The animated version of Suicide Squad is actually a bit more agreable than the live-action versions, but not much since the most recent version released by James Gunn is still a lot of fun. But as tends to often happen, animation can give a good live action run because there’s so much more to animation without having to spend extra money on special effects. Plus, the various characters that tend to pop up on the team from time to time. If movies could branch out a little more often, the live-action version might be the best. But as it stands, the anime version is still able to hold its own.

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