James Gunn made a mega-budget Troma film and the result may be the best DC movie ever.
“It just rules. The Suicide Squad just rules. I honestly think it may be the best DC film ever made. Not just the DC Extended Universe that Warner Bros. continue to cling onto like a life raft whose giant gaping hole has been covered by industrial strength duct tape mid-sink, but in all four decades of them making DC movies. I was ready to run through walls as I walked out of this thing, I was that joyously amped up by the magnificent cinema I had just watched. If nothing else, The Suicide Squad is definitely James Gunn’s masterpiece. The movie that the Troma protégé has spent his entire career preparing to make. One which synthesises his agent provocateur cult exploitation origins with the refined, openly-heartfelt finesse and near-unlimited canvas of his time in mainstream blockbuster filmmaking, bringing both sides together in order to demonstrate, through an astonishing understanding of how to craft a popcorn crowdpleaser, how the two aren’t so far different as they may initially seem. Something which could only come from his horribly beautiful mind.”