JUSTICE HAS A BAD SIDE.
The most dangerous criminals in the world are gathered to be used as agents for the U.S. government, controlled by nano bombs planted in their neck… but the Joker (Jared Leto) complicates everything. This 3D film continues where Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ended, with the same slam-bang dystopian style and what amounts to a cameo appearance by Batman. The story, which echoes The Dirty Dozen (1967), is uneven with a dark sense of humor. Margot Robbie is fun as the sassy and sexy Harley Quinn, but Leto is a disappointingly bland Joker.
2016-U.S. 123 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by David Ayer. Cast: Will Smith (Floyd Lawton/Deadshot), Jared Leto (The Joker), Margot Robbie (Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney… Cara Delevingne, Scott Eastwood, Ezra Miller, Common. Cameo: Ben Affleck.
Trivia: Also released in a 136-min. cut. Tom Hardy was allegedly first cast in Kinnaman’s role. Followed by a sequel, The Suicide Squad (2021), and a spin-off film, Birds of Prey (2020).
Oscar: Best Makeup and Hairstyling.