11. November: The Suicide Squad (OV, Garching)

The Suicide Squad

USA, Canada, UK (2021)


ab 16 Dolby Digital 1,85:1
Regie: James Gunn
Schauspieler: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena
132 Minuten
Boom.

Belle Reve is the prison with the highest bodycount worldwide. Only the worst criminals and evilest villains are locked up here. There is only one chance to get out of that miserable place: Join the Task Force X. The downside, however, are the missions. Which are so dangerous that the programme got the nickname “Suicide Squad” and that bets are placed on the survival of every new crew member.

Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, Harley Quinn and some others try their luck. They are left on a jungle island called Corto Maltese to fight … well, the enemy. But how can you be sure that the enemy isn’t amongst your group, if you are part of the Suicide Squad?

The Suicide Squad, from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, is one of the best superhero movies I’ve seen in years. It’s a foul-mouthed, ultra-violent and absurdly funny action romp that starts with a head-fake and ends with a final showdown that’s somewhere between Godzilla, Cthulhu and just plain absurd. (Erik Kain, forbes.com)