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The Suicide Squad is a 2021 American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name. Directed by James Gunn, the film features an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, and Viola Davis. The film takes place in the same universe as the previous Suicide Squad film from 2016, but is not a direct sequel. It introduces a new team of convicts - Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and others - who are sent on a dangerous mission to the island nation of Corto Maltese. The team is assembled by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), a government official who oversees Task Force X - a group of criminals who are given the chance to reduce their sentences by completing dangerous missions for the government. The team is tasked with infiltrating a military base on Corto Maltese and destroying a secret project known as "Project Starfish." As the team journeys to the island, they encounter a number of obstacles and challenges, including rival factions battling for control of the island, dangerous wildlife, and the wrath of the merciless dictator of Corto Maltese, General Luna (Juan Diego Botto). Throughout the film, Gunn's signature dark humor is on full display, as the characters engage in banter and witty remarks amidst the chaos and violence. Despite the comedic tone, however, the film has its fair share of emotional moments, particularly as the characters confront their past traumas and grapple with their own morality. One of the standout performances in the film is Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn, who once again steals the show with her quirky charm and unapologetic violence. Elba and Cena also deliver strong performances, with Elba bringing a gravitas and world-weariness to his role as Bloodsport, and Cena infusing his character Peacemaker with a zealous patriotism that pushes past the bounds of reason. The film also features a number of memorable side characters, each with their own unique quirks and abilities, including Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), a former street rat with the ability to communicate with rats, and Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), a man with a tragic backstory and the ability to create lethal polka-dots. One of the highlights of the film is the action sequences, which are expertly choreographed and visually stunning. The film is not afraid to embrace its R-rated nature, displaying graphic violence and gore in a way that is both shocking and exhilarating. Overall, The Suicide Squad is a wild ride of a film, packed with humor, action, and heart. Gunn's unique vision and direction shine through at every turn, resulting in a film that is both a worthy addition to the DC Universe and a standalone masterpiece in its own right.