Well, even with bad reviews, Warners Bros/DC is clearly still hoping for a large opening weekend for ‘Suicide Squad,’ so the promotional train continues, this time with the release of a new clip featuring the two heads of the Squad, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman). And while most assumed that Rick Flagg was just a soldier for hire that worked for Waller and willingly followed orders without question, it seems the new clip puts their relationship in a whole new light. Based not the clip (below), it seems like Waller is using Flagg just about the same way as she is using the criminals in the Squad, apparently holding a women hostage that Flagg is close with, in order to keep the man in line. Of course, as in the comics, Waller is most likely doing this “for the right reasons” (which is how she always justifies how she manipulates those around her), but for now, it definitely paints her as a very dark character in the film, willing to do anything to get what she wants.
Check the clip out for yourself, and then let us know your thoughts on ‘Suicide Squad’ and whether it is worth it to go see the movie just to see the amazing performances by actors like Davis and Kinnaman.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
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