I didn’t know what to think of or expect when I first saw the trailer to Suicide Squad, as it looked like it could be a fun time or a hot mess. I’m glad to report that it turned out to be a great time for me when I viewed it, and I got to experience it via the Suicide Squad 4K UHD Blu-ray to boot. Watching something this wild, crazy, and action packed in this kind of quality was a blast to both myself and my senses that’s sure to be the same for anyone who gives it a whirl.
Fellow editor Chris Pandolfi reviewed the theatrical release of the film and has all the plot and details there for you to check out. This leaves me free to go into my take of the movie and the special features you can check out afterwards. Being a huge comic book fan, I remember being excited when I first saw Task Force X aka the Suicide Squad making their appearance on the classic Justice League animated series over a decade ago. While some might not have cared for seeing some semi-normal bad guys team up to take down the Justice League, I thought it was one of the best episodes of the show. The same can be said with this film, as most would rather see Batman and the Justice League characters (some who do make appearances by the way) over the main stars here, but I enjoyed seeing things play out from another perspective, much like Rogue One is doing with a ragtag group of people who aren’t using lightsabers and the force to do everything.
A nice added bonus to me was getting to watch it in 4K UHD, which makes the awesome visuals and audio stand out even more thanks to the studio quality it brings home. The film already makes good use of wild colors and detailed video in the first place, and the cool fitting soundtrack really takes off in your sound system should you have the right equipment in your setup. Speaking of bonuses, there’s a few to take a look at after the gang comes home to roost, with the biggest one being able to choose between the theatrical release or the extended cut that adds nearly twelve more minutes of Joker and Harley goodness and some other additional goodies. “Task Force X: One Team, One Mission” has some of the filmmakers and creators discussing the comic’s history and characters while showing how they tried to bring some of the moments from the books to life in the film. “Joker & Harley: “It” Couple of the Underworld” gives an in-depth look at how Jared Leto went with the method-acting approach in doing the Joker and how Margot Robbie became the lovable but insane Harley Quinn. There’s also quite a few extras that go behind the scenes of the characters, their weapons and abilities, and more while a hilarious gag reel finishes off the sweet extras.
Suicide Squad is a fun, frantic, and wild good time for anyone who enjoys action flicks and comic book movies. The cast does a great job with their respective characters, they have great chemistry which is always a plus in group films like that, and the visuals and audio (especially in 4K) are a treat for the senses that comes highly recommended.