Suicide Squad: Is DC Scared?

*Warning: A Few Spoilers*

In the 2 months since its release, Suicide Squad has racked up over $300 million worldwide and broken records all across the board for any movie ever (meaning not just superhero movies). And yet, for every fan who was happy with the film, you can find three or four who walked out of their theater complaining. There are fans who will insist that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen, and other fans who will gladly join the petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes because they gave the film a 26% Rotten rating (just a hair below the heavily criticized Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which garnered a 27%). So what is it about this movie that is causing such opposite reactions? I’ll admit to not being a fan myself, but why is it that DC is consistently getting bad reviews for their content? Especially since this is the film that got reshot specifically before release, which you would assume was to try and make it better. Let’s take a look at a couple of the elements of Suicide Squad to try and make sense of it all.

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Looking Back at Star Wars, Looking Ahead to “The Force Awakens”

Star Wars is, arguably, one of the most successful and beloved film franchises of all time, as well as a game changer in pop culture everywhere. It made science fiction more accessible to the general public, rather than just science fiction fans, and it made major advances in cinematic technology, sound design and visual effects.

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The Martian: Pretty as a Painting and More Entertaining

Welcome to ReelTalk’s first audio discussion, talking about the recently released film The Martian (2015) starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Jeff Daniels. During a mission to Mars, Mark Whatney (Damon) is struck by debris in a storm that forces the crew to leave him behind, believing him dead. When he wakes, Whatney must use his skills and integrity to survive on an inhospitable planet until he can contact NASA, and until they can send another mission to bring him home.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron- Sexist or in Need of an Editor?

ReelTalker: Welcome to ReelTalk’s first discussion post! My group of friends and I are pretty big fans of the Marvel films, and this has led to many a conversation about the characters, movies and overall quality of the series. After Age of Ultron garnered a little bit of view (and after my friend Jon finally got around to seeing it!) my friends Jon, Riley, Zac and I had the following discussion about a certain scene in the film. Continue reading