New to Amazon Prime Video: A DC orgy of destruction that fits right now – Kino News

Before “The Suicide Squad” hits theaters, “Suicide Squad” will be available on Amazon Prime Video. And especially with a view to the theatrical release, watching the DC comic adaptation (again), which disappointed many fans, could be a little worthwhile.

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“Suicide Squad” is little more than an average CGI destruction orgy blockbuster full of missed opportunities, ”says the conclusion of our FILMSTARTS review, and that made us one of the most positive voices for David Ayer’s DC comic adaptation.

This was completely torn up by many fans and large parts of the trade press. If you still want to see it, you can now use Amazon Prime Video.

» “Suicide Squad” bei Amazon Prime Video*

This is “Suicide Squad”

The story of the comic book adaptation is easy to tell: The unscrupulous government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) puts together a special unit of super villains, which is supposed to do unofficial assignments that can sometimes lead to losses. The unit includes contract killer Deadshot (Will Smith) and the slob Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) – and they have to deal with the ancient witch Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).

With a rather confused story and monotonous action, “Suicide Squad” disappointed many fans. Today we know that there is also a very problematic production history behind it. According to his own statement, director David Ayer (“Sabotage”) had a completely different film in mind than the comic company DC and Hollywood studio Warner. In the end, he got the short straw and had to bring out a film that was tonally completely different from his dark vision. For example, there shouldn’t be a single pop song in Ayer’s version.

When some critics were handing out against Ayer personally in the course of reporting on the new film “The Suicide Squad” by James Gunn, Ayer also gave an emotional statement in which he once again clearly distances himself from the old film: “This studio cut is not my film,” they say. Ayer has also made his own version, but only a handful of people have seen it so far and some fans have been demanding its release for a long time.

It is uncertain whether the so-called Ayer cut of “Suicide Squad” will ever appear. What is certain, however, is that from August 5th with “The Suicide Squad” there will finally be a version of the crazy and brutally acting suicide squad in the cinemas, which fans have been wanting for a very, very long time.

At “The Suicide Squad“It is an independent film and not a sequel, but there are still small references – already through the consistency in the cast of several characters. Viola Davis is playing the even more unscrupulous Amanda Waller again, who has now been sending the suicide squad in alternating casts for a long time and repeatedly on missions.

And that Harley Quinn still knows his colleague Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) from one of these earlier missions is certainly no coincidence, but a small reference to the “predecessor”. In terms of content, we don’t want to reveal any more to you, so that you can be completely surprised in the cinema.

Therefore only so much: “’The Suicide Squad’ is the ultimate WTF film and a lot of fucked up anti-hero fun!” – that’s the conclusion of our 4.5-star FILMSTARTS review. So we have a clear recommendation for “The Suicide Squad”.

The FILMSTARTS review for “The Suicide Squad”

For “Suicide Squad“On the other hand, we can’t really pronounce them on Amazon Prime Video, but as I said: If you have a subscription anyway, it can be worth watching (again) as preparation – and if only to see how different they are in a direct comparison both films are. Thus, at least the timing of the publication of the DC destruction orgy on Amazon Prime Video fits perfectly.

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