Village Voice | 'Suicide Squad' Review

Village Voice

"The world changed when Superman flew across the sky," Viola Davis's Amanda Waller says early on in Suicide Squad. "And then it changed again when he didn't," she continues, over somber images of the Man of Steel's funeral following his (non-)death at the end of Batman v. Superman. Luckily, that bit of poetic portent is among the very few sops to shared-universe franchise-building in this otherwise gleefully nihilistic movie. David Ayer's film may not always work, but when it does, it's a perverse delight.

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