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The Suicide Squad Parents Guide Movie Review

The Suicide Squad is fun, gory, action-packed and way too long. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

The Suicide Squad Parents Guide

The Suicide Squad dropped in theaters, as well as on HBO Max, this past weekend Friday August 6th. The film is directed by James Gunn, who is best known for The Guardians Of The Galaxy films, and includes some big Hollywood talent. After the huge disappointment of the first Suicide Squad film, this sequel has some high expectations from DC fans, James Gunn fans and those who were let down by the first film. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.

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The Suicide Squad Parents Guide

The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world — Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and others — to the remote, enemy-laden island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.

The Suicide Squad Parents Guide

The Suicide Squad Age Appropriate Parents Guide

Lets take a look at what parents need to know before allowing their kids to view The Suicide Squad.

Language: The Suicide Squad contains very harsh language with profanity used throughout. Words include: f*ck, sh*t, p*ssy, son of a b*tch, b*st*rd and more.

Violence: As one might imagine, The Suicide Squad contains some very violent scenes which include hand to hand combat, explosions, shootings, stabbings, lots of death including bodies being ripped apart/eaten and torture scenes.

Sexual Content/Nudity: The film does not contain sex scenes but viewers will see nudity which includes breast, chest and even a penis shot.

Drugs/Alcohol: The Suicide Squad shows characters drinking alcoholic drinks and a character shooting up heroin.

Overall Thoughts

The Suicide Squad exceeds all expectations fans hoped for, it has blood, gore, jokes, action, vulgarity and does the DC villain universe right. With the film being a semi-sequel or more like a reboot, which with Harley Quinn, Rick Flag, and Amanda Waller being included from the first film, it seems James Gunn had his work cut out for him to rescue this franchise. In true James Gunn fashion, the writer/director brought the fun we often see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, he stayed true to the DC universe with the dark carnage and super-villains.

Those who expect this to be a direct sequel will be disappointed, like I said, The Suicide Squad is more like a reboot than a sequel, which speaks volumes about the reception of Suicide Squad.  Reboots however don’t always work (Fantastic Four anyone?), and are a gamble many studios would well avoid, but DC’s bet on Gunn was money.  This film has style, it has grace, and just the right amount of absurdity, as too much could have sent into campy Troma territory. At 2 hours and 13 minutes it runs mighty long, and I feel like it could have been trimmed up by a half hour and been even more punchy, but by no means did the movie ever drag.  This is a small gripe considering it could have been dreck like the former, but I have to say I like the direction this takes. But with so many characters meeting their demise, it’s entirely possible that a direct sequel to The Suicide Squad could feel like a whole new movie, and if that’s the case, I have no objections.

The Suicide Squad Parents Guide