In storytelling, it is commonplace to pit good against bad in order to create conflict in the narrative, whether it is cowboys versus indians or cops versus criminals. DC Comics offer a twist in the formula when bad meets evil in Suicide Squad, the latest cinema adaptation written and directed by David Ayer. Following on from the events that unfold in Batman v Superman, government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) compiles a motley crew of supervillains to protect the world from powerful metahuman threat. Among the dirty-dozen-esque collective are hitman Deadshot (Will Smith) and former psychiatrist Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), who join forces with elite soldier Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and are deployed to a supposed terrorist attack at a subway station.
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