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PiercingMetal Sees “Suicide Squad” @ Alpine Cinemas

Hey there readers so “Suicide Squad” opened just over two weeks ago at the time of this writing and since I am aiming at doing a lot more movie reviews when they are still in theaters here we are. I usually hit these films with our stalwart media companion Skeleton Pete but he couldn’t join me this time around. With this film, I decided to keep it local and went to the Alpine Theater in my own Bay Ridge neighborhood which was a better idea since the price of my ticket and some snacks were about the same as the ticket only at the Manhattan theater. Let’s go to the movies.

For those who are in the unaware, “Suicide Squad” is the third film in the currently being built DC Extended Universe. This began with “Man Of Steel” and continued into “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” which was released earlier this year and since that last one was received with a very mixed and negative opinion, one could only cross their fingers about this one and to briefly recap its premise, here is what the Wiki had to say about the film’s bottom line.
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Opening: “Suicide Squad” (8/5/2016)

Logo - Suicide Squad Film

We have arrived at the third installment of the DC Extended Universe and after the division that “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” left us with I can only hope that we shall be placed onto a more proper live action path with this one. Check out the poster, premise and cast and then I will return with a few more thoughts on the matter.

Poster - Suicide Squad - Theatrical 2016

The Premise:
“A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and saving the world from an unknown but powerful threat”. (thanks Wiki)
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Feast Your Eyes On “The Suicide Squad” Cast In Costume

Logo - Suicide Squad Film

Yesterday an image was released that showed us just how the members of The Suicide Squad are going to look and I have to say that it is quite impressive and a whole lot of ominous at the very same time so check it out below and then we can banter on it for a moment.

Photo - Suicide Squad Film Team - 2016

Pictured Left to Right: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevinge, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, Adam Beach, and Viola Davis; Just in case you were not all that aware of the characters or the team in general I have respectfully copied the cast from the films Official Wikipedia Entry. Thanks Wiki.
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DC Comics 1st Look: Jared Leto as The Joker in “Suicide Squad”

Logo - Suicide Squad Film

Sigh. So in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Joker, DC Comics has released the first official image of Jared Leto as The Joker. The Clown Prince Of Crime will be one of the many villains in the 2016 film release “Suicide Squad” which also stars Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Take a look below and let me know what you think. Sigh.

Photo - Leto as Joker - 2015
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DC Comics “The New 52” First Issues: “Batman” Titles

As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Batman mythos has a whopping eleven titles and I felt this was a little bit excessive. Four of the titles deal directly with Batman himself and those are “Batman”, “Detective Comics”, “Batman and Robin” and “Batman: The Dark Knight”. To me four titles is overkill and they could have left this at the two staple titles which have become iconic over the decades since Batman first pressed the gas pedal on the Batmobile and left the other remaining titles to his large sub-universe of characters. That being said the other seven titles do just that and give us new issues of “Batgirl” and “Batwoman”; new adventures for the “Birds Of Prey”, “Nightwing” & “Catwoman” while characters you would not expect in their own titles get some face time with “Batwing” and “Red Hood and The Outlaws”. Continue reading DC Comics “The New 52” First Issues: “Batman” Titles