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The Suicide Squad
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Year: 2021
 132 minutes (2 hrs 12 mins)
UK release date UK release: 30th July 2021
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
US release date US release: 6th August 2021
MPAA Age Rating: The Suicide Squad R age rating 
Global total gross
  $7 Million
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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn turns his attention to the DC Extended Universe to bring us The Suicide Squad which has been given a 15 age rating by the BBFC.

The movie stars among other Idris Elba, Viola Davis and returning as Harley Quinn for a third time in movies Margot Robbie.

The movie is directed by James Gunn who brings us his take on the comic book replacing David Ayer who brought us the 2016 adaptation.

Movie Synopsis

Sending in the most dangerous group of Supervillains Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn to name a few, the government want them to infiltrate the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

They have the best high-tech weapons to fight with as they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.

BBFC certificate breakdown.

  • Title: The Suicide Squad
  • BBFC age rating: 15 Certificate
  • Reason: strong bloody violence, gore, language, brief drug misuse
  • Release date: 30th July 2021
  • Runtime: 132m (2 hour 12 minutes)
  • Director: James Gunn
  • Starring: Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie

Hitting today is the new trailer for the James Gunn directed The Suicide Squad which gives a new and refreshing take on the comic book villain series.

The 2016 version of the source material directed by David Ayer was an interesting and enjoyable, but ultimately flawed, version of the ani-heroes that came out in the midst of the Zack Snyder take on the DC Universe.

That time has passed, and the DC Universe has largely moved on and now James Gunn, who brought us the Marvel Cinematic Universe The Guardians of the Galaxy, takes on the misfit group headed up once again by Margot Robbie who reprises her role as Harley Quinn for a third time.

The comedy here seems slapstick, and the red band trailer hints that this might be a bit more adult than the 2016 take.

There is a hint of '80's action TV show here and I couldn't help but think of The A-Team or Knight Rider as I watched, but still its enjoyable if a bit childish at times.

A new poster (see below) has also been released which backs up this 80's TV show, or Grindhouse cinema, feel.

The movie hits streaming and cinemas across the world with a release date of 6th August 2021 in the UK and USA.