Suicide Squad | A Summer Movie Recap

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It’s summer movie season, and Post Show Recaps is bringing you coverage of several of the most recent and most notable blockbusters: Star Trek BeyondGhostbustersJason Bourne and now Suicide Squad.

In this podcast, Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType), Kevin Mahadeo (@kevmahadeo), and Alex Kidwell (@akidwell) band together to talk about the most recent entry in the DC Extended Universe. After briefing on the origins of the Suicide Squad as a group and their rather-noted pivot in marketing leading up to the film’s release, the guys delve into their likes and dislikes of the movie, including the story, characters, performances, and soundtrack. When the proverbial dust has settled, they give their thoughts on the Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers that premiered at Comic Con, as well as what the future of the DC film franchise may hold.
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  • Think I will just,,, listen to the episode..

  • Matthew Murphy

    I think I’ll just listen to the review before I decide whether to see “Hot Topic” the movie or not.

  • Matthew Murphy

    Yeah the sexualization of Harley sucks. But Ghostbusters 2016 is much more guilty of that. With Kevin being there literally only as eye candy and Holtzman licking guns. Either way I enjoy the longer movie reviews, great job guys.

  • Charles Bikle

    Regarding Cara Delveigne walking naked in the woods to prepare for her role, it should be noted that Morgan Freeman also had to walk naked in the woods to prepare for his role in “Driving Miss Daisy”.

  • Charles Bikle

    Also, I don’t agree with Mr. Kidwell’s views on Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever – like a lot of people, I think the movie went over his head and I think he should check out the source below for more clarification:

  • Charles Bikle

    IMO, part of the reason things look so rushed is that WB is desperate to play catch up to Marvel in its use of DC properties – there was/is a lot of pressure on high level WB execs to get the lead out and get the DC Cinematic Universe multi-franchise rolling already.

    I suspect that the Green Lantern movie was supposed to be our lead-in to the “DCCU” with the Amanda Waller character (played by Angela Bassett) as a unifying, albeit somewhat antagonistic figure in the movies (kind of like a reverse Phil Coulson), but the crash & burn of that movie caused WB to abort. Again, just my suspicion.

  • SJ

    I loved this podcast. I think it was the first time I’d heard Mike lead a discussion and think it was really well managed. The mix of people offered a really good balance of opinions, and I found myself agreeing with a lot of comments.
    I disliked the magic element and wish Joker had been the Big Bad, if for no other reason than he can plot without doing a dance like he has to pee (unlike Enchantress with her writhing). The cast had great chemistry but sadly a lacking script.

  • Matt The Golem

    Good podcast dudes. I found the movie to be fun with many plot holes and problems. But 1. when there are characters that you wanted to see more (eg Capt Boomerang and Killer Croc), that’s a result of good, not bad writing. and 2. television is where you’ll find the fun, lighter DC universe of Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The DC movie universe has to be different – higher stakes, grittier, darker, bloodier, more vulgar.

  • Matthew Murphy

    Just watched saw the movie, much better than what I was expecting, granted I went in with rock bottom expeditions. Margot Robbie was about as good a live action Harley Quinn I could ask for. Will Smith was great despite playing Dadshot, nice to see him in a good role again, fingers crossed he doesn’t try and put Jaden in the sequel.
    My biggest problem with the movie is that by the mid part of the movie it felt like I was watching a video game. It got super repetitive and the fact that Amanda sent the Squad out to stop a problem she caused in the first place. I also felt like they were pretty much trying to make Killer Croc the biggest stereotype possible. The BET line had me axing whether they even wrote lines for him. Also this movie doe the impossible, make Jai Courtney likeable/not forgettable.
    Perfectly casted, some flaws but a solid 7.5/10