It’s not too often you get a movie that was truly made for IMAX. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is one of those movies. Joining together one of the brightest mind’s in filmmaking and an unbelievable cast of actors was a godsend for DC. The film releases in IMAX on August 6th. You can also catch it in normal theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. For the uninitiated, here’s the synopsis for Suicide Squad.
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
If you want to feel like you’re in the movie, check out The Suicide Squad in IMAX this August.
So, what do you think of Suicide Squad?
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