Baconsale Episode 69: Suicide Squad Review

We’ve been talking about this movie since the very first episode of Baconsale, and now the time is finally here for us to review Suicide Squad. As always, Mr. J, Mr. J and Mr. K start off with a spoiler-free review. It’s not until around 30 minutes in that we get into spoiler territory.

Is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn everything we dreamed she would be? Where does Jared Leto fall in the ranking of actors who play The Joker? Is Will Smith too Will Smith-y for his role as Deadshot? Find out all this and more by pressing play on this episode of Baconsale!

34 comments

  1. chidwick1 · August 8, 2016

    “I’m a leaf on the wind.. Watch me soar.” 😭😭

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    • Joel · August 8, 2016

      *sniff* Gets me every time!

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      • chidwick1 · August 9, 2016

        I die a little inside every time someone brings that up… I really hope they do a sequel movie to Serenity.. It was so good! I know it probably won’t ever happen, but it should. If Ghostbusters can get a crappy feminist reboot, and Michael Bay can still be allowed to make movies, then Firefly at least deserves one more movie.

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      • chidwick1 · August 9, 2016

        And I’m being facetious about the feminist thing.. The film itself wasn’t feminist, the director and marketer just decided to make it an issue.. So.. I’m being semi-facetious… Still a little bitter, trying to curb it sorry.

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    • crewdutler · August 9, 2016

      Technically it is “Watch how I soar” not “Watch me soar” but then, I didn’t get the quote until I looked it up.

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  2. chidwick1 · August 8, 2016

    I think Marvel and DC are too gun shy to kill off or retire characters because they don’t want to alienate sections of their audience. Can you imagine a marvel movie without Iron Man yokels in attendance after Iron Man 3? Neither could the execs at Marvel.

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  3. chidwick1 · August 8, 2016

    Little did you know this movie is now more poorly rated than Batman v superman on rotten tomatoes in its first weekend hahahahahaha 26%!! Rotten tomatoes sucks.

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    • Joel · August 8, 2016

      Confirmed. Wow. That’s kind of crazy. These movies don’t deserve to be that low.

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    • Kent · August 8, 2016

      It really does. Preach!

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  4. chidwick1 · August 8, 2016

    Ok so th Baconsale official Joker rating is Hamill, Ledger, (decent gap) Nicholson, (large gap) Leto, Cesar Romero? Is that what I’m hearing?

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    • Joel · August 8, 2016

      I don’t know if I’d put the gaps that decent or large, but yes.

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    • Kent · August 8, 2016

      Hamill and Ledger are neck and neck. I’d give it to Nicholson for the legacy next. Leto has the potential to take that spot, however, Romero is definitely last.

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  5. crewdutler · August 8, 2016

    How about instead of “Are you even good at anything?” You ask: “What is your specialty?” That is way better than any of the alternatives you suggested.

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  6. crewdutler · August 8, 2016

    I went ahead and listened to the spoilerful section. I agree, I am sick of the end of the world scenarios too. That is why I wasn’t looking forward to the new X-Men movie with Apocalypse.

    I also get frustrated with the shared universe too when other superheroes don’t come to help. Like in the Flash there are many times that I think Barry should have called the Arrow just for some more firepower. Or in Supergirl (I’ve only watched 6 or 7 episodes), I think Supergirl was a little pretentious telling Superman to let her take care of her own city. If Superman can help, why not?

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  7. crewdutler · August 8, 2016

    Where is the social media conversation between the listener and Kent? Was that on Twitter or Facebook or Snapchat?

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    • Kent · August 8, 2016

      It was on twitter. If you need to find it, look up @Baconsale. They jumped in a bunch

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  8. crewdutler · August 8, 2016

    BTW Kent – I think this may be one of your best photoshop jobs I’ve seen so far. You did a great job!

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  9. crewdutler · August 8, 2016

    Is it just me or does anyone else think that Jared Leto looks like a girl. Even with a full beard for some reason a part of me thinks that it is Emily Blunt with a fake beard or something. The purple lipstick and purple crocodile skin collar in the picture above just adds to the feminine look – (did the crocodile man in suicide squad have a problem with Joker wearing a crocodile skin coat?)

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    • chidwick1 · August 8, 2016

      I feel like they went too out there with his costume in this. I haven’t watched it yet but from all I’ve seen in the trailers he’s like “Pimp Joker”. Not sure that was ever a side to the Joker in the comics.

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      • crewdutler · August 9, 2016

        Yeah, he is definitely more of a white trash pimp based on the costuming. The tats also seem a bit over the top – almost like they were trying too hard.

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      • chidwick1 · August 10, 2016

        They were definitely trying too hard. Their marketing was trying really hard too. With all the leaked stories of all the crap he did and sent to his costars the guy should have been sued for harassment. I felt like they were trying to have something compare to Ledgers joker diary story.

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