‘Suicide Squad’ (2016) vs. ‘The Suicide Squad’ (2021)

Shockingly, James Gunn's redo is far better than the original.

by Brennan Dubé

This weekend saw the release of the highly anticipated, James-Gunn-directed film The Suicide Squad. Despite an arguably soft opening at the box office amid concerns of the Delta variant, the film has proven to be a streaming hit on HBO Max. Between Zack Snyder’s Justice League in March, and now The Suicide Squad, DC has decidedly made this year the year of the “do-over” and audiences are all the better for it.  

Now, how exactly does it compare to the 2016 film that, while poorly received by critics and audiences alike, seemed to take over pop culture in a big way, even if for a brief moment? Listen to this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast to find out!

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ghostof82 August 9, 2021 - 10:07 am

This says EVERYTHING about modern Hollywood that it can make two movies with essentially the same title within the space of five years and not surprise anyone.

Nick Kush August 9, 2021 - 10:06 am

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