After months of waiting, I finally got a chance to see Suicide Squad. Despite some major problems that really bring the movie down, I was still entertained. There is one element of the brand new film that really stands out though, and that is the dynamic between the ensemble cast. There is a palpable chemistry with each of these bad guys when they are forced to work together, and two characters that really stood out from the cast were Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Boomerang (Jai Courtney).
During a set visit for press when the film was still in production in Toronto, both Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney discussed their respective character’s relationship. It is really interesting to see how their character dynamics were echoed into their real-life relationships. Courtney expressed:
There’s this great kind of, I mean that’s what I think makes this movie so fun is there’s so much antagonism between them all, and we all have our, you know, sort of roles to play amongst the group. I definitely pick up the kind of class clown slack at times. I mean Harley does a great line where she says, ‘I think a village in Australia is missing it’s idiot, you should call home.’ Which is a great line and does somewhat sum up things.
Robbie voiced her perspective on their characters’ relationship:
I think they’ve got like a brother-sister relationship, and they just kind of niggle at each other a bit.
As someone who got a chance to see the film for himself, I must say that these actors really gave it their all in their performances. I liked the chemistry within the ensemble, and had a good time watching them do some good. If anything, it gave me hope that we see these characters in a better film in the near future.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad hits theaters opens in theaters tomorrow.