‘The Suicide Squad’ Review: James Gunn Stages a Do-Over With Destructive Style

‘The Suicide Squad’ Review: James Gunn Stages a Do-Over With Destructive Style
The Suicide Squad” is cunningly scuzzy, disreputable fun. It’s being advertised as a movie “from the horrifyingly beautiful mind of James Gunn,” and as much as I love “Guardians of the Galaxy” and enjoyed most of its sequel, I can’t say that I ever thought of James Gunn as having a horrifyingly beautiful mind. It sounds like they’re talking about H.R. Giger or Pier Paolo Pasolini or Courtney Love. But, of course, that line is really a movie studio’s way of spinning something they don’t feel fully comfortable with: the fact that Gunn, in 2018, was called on the carpet for tasteless jokes he had tweeted out a decade before on such topics as sexual assault, AIDS, pedophilia, and the Holocaust. For a while, as Gunn hung in limbo, it looked like he might be canceled. That didn’t happen — he was saved by landing the
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