Suicide Squad was released this weekend and earned $135 million. That’s great for a bad movie. While the film was generally clumsy and uneven, it provided entertainment — but really offered some genuinely head scratching moments… like when The Joker (Jared Leto) tried to get Common to have sex with his girlfriend. Did I just spoil that? Too bad.
Yeah. That’s a thing that happened in this movie. In a film that was clearly heavily edited by the studio to make it PG-13 and kid friendly (yes, they think about the kiddies even when it comes to a movie called SUICIDE Squad about a team of killers), where all the blood was removed and the bad guys were mud monsters, Warner Bros. and David Ayer decided to leave in a scene where Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is stripping and The Joker tries to get a fellow gangster to sleep with her just because, I don’t fucking know, he’s wild or some shit.
And here’s the kicker, the character that rapper-cum-actor Common plays, turns him down due to an ethical stance. So what does The Joker do? He shoots him in the head, in the lamest kill scene of the movie.
I’m really just confused as to what the filmmakers and studios intentions were here. We only got a handful of Joker scenes and in one of the less pivotal that they decided to keep in, we branch the iconic villain out and turn him into a cuck. A literal cuck. Not even a cuck in the newly hip, alt-right way. Just a plain old man trying to watch his lady get boned.
What sad times we live in.