Review: James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is like The Boys on steroids

Enlarge / Don’t call it a reboot: Margot Robbie stars in James Gunn’s The Suicide SquadWarner Bros.

Fan enthusiasm has been high leading up to the premiere of The Suicide Squad, James “Don’t Call It a Reboot” Gunn’s band-of-misfit-supervillains homage to the classic 1967 film The Dirty Dozen (among many other influences).  That enthusiasm was not misplaced. This tenth installment in the DCEU is a fast-paced, blood-soaked, wildly irreverent escapade that skillfully balances gore and goofiness, with equal amounts of irreverence and sincerity. Think The Boys pumped up on a steroids.

(Some spoilers below but no major reveals.)

As I’ve written previouslyThe Suicide Squad is not

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