The Weekend Blog | Suicide Squad

14th August 2016

The Weekend Blog | Suicide Squad

First off, I wanted to say a big thanks for all the comments on last weekend’s post about winning my legal case. I’m glad that I could share the good news with you.

As I focused on my legal case, I didn’t mention what I’d been up to that week. I actually went back to Shropshire last weekend to see my parents. I’d already planned on going back that weekend but it turned out to be perfect timing as it meant we could celebrate the win together. I pursued that legal case for my parents as much as for myself so it was a very special moment.

We drank a lot of wine and sangria!

My parents drove me back to the Wirral on the Sunday and we stopped half way at Cheshire Oaks, a designer outlet, for a spot of (unsuccessful) shopping and lunch. I had such a relaxing weekend. Hopefully I will be able to go home more often when I get a car.

Tyrone decided to stay at home in Shropshire for a few extra days as he’s no longer working so I had the house to myself for the majority of the week. It was my first time being alone for a substantial period of time since we moved into the house and as a result I didn’t sleep too well. I think I was worrying about every noise I heard, and quite frankly that was a lot given that the wind was so horrific.

So yeah, I’ve been pretty tired this week and have just been having a relaxed weekend to catch up with resting.

On Friday night I went out for a few drinks with some colleagues which was a lot of fun and I laughed so much. It’s only two weeks until I go to Norway with them and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Yesterday I had to go into Liverpool to pick up my Norwegian Krone that I had ordered, and spontaneously we decided to go and see the Suicide Squad whilst we were in town.

Now, as I’m sure many of you are aware, I’m a huge Harley Quinn fan and I am obsessed with Heath Ledger’s Joker, so I was somewhat apprehensive about this film and had pretty low expectations.

*Note: These aren’t really spoilers.*

In general, the film wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, but it’s still not great. I surprisingly quite liked Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn but I just wish her Brooklyn accent had been consistent. You could tell that many scenes had been re-filmed because her accent kept changing so much, and sometimes even dipped into Australian. It was annoying. Also, I got fed up of the camera constantly being on her arse, and so did Tyrone, which is saying something.

As for Jared Leto’s Joker, well, he was pretty terrible. I just didn’t get what he was trying to be, and honestly he added absolutely nothing to the film. Heath was a hard act to follow and Jared just wasn’t up to the job.

Also, the story was average and predictable. I found myself looking at my watch constantly.

I can’t really recommend this film. It had the potential to be amazing but it failed miserably.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  1. Aah such a shame that you didn’t enjoy the film.. I haven’t seen it yet but with such a hype around it I had high hopes! x

    Small&Blonde♥

    • Holly

      What I’ve found is people who have read the comics and are long time fans of the DC Universe hated it, and people who don’t really know the stories or the characters love it.

  2. Hey Holly,
    So you went to watch the Suicide Squad! I have been wanting to watch it but since the reviews were so low I decided to not spend money on it and wait for it to come on TV!
    Wow, Norway! I hope you have loads of fun there!

    • Holly

      I don’t regret seeing it because I feel like I couldn’t complain until I’d seen it for myself. But it’s not one I would recommend.

  3. Cat

    I’m currently playing catch-up, so this is late, but congrats on winning your legal case! That’s amazing news, and I’m so happy for you! 😀

    I know the feeling of being home alone and being creeped out by random noises. One time when I was home alone, a bird got stuck in our vent, and I seriously thought someone broke into our house. I’m glad you were able to have a relaxing weekend at least!

    I was looking forward to Suicide Squad, but all the negative reviews are disappointing 🙁 I think I’ll pass on seeing it in theaters. I’m still kind of curious about the movie though, so perhaps I’ll rent or stream it later!

    • Holly

      Thank you. 🙂

      That sounds so scary! I had to call Tyrone up calm me down when there was a spider in the house. I felt pathetic but I’m so scared on them.

      Yeah, as I said to Samantha, it seems like people who have read the comics hate it, but people who haven’t seem to love it. I don’t know, as a fan it just really didn’t work for me. Tyrone and I had a long conversation about it afterwards basically saying “The Joker/Harley wouldn’t do that.”.

  4. Right now I’m playing a game of catch up because this is my first time on your website! Congrats on winning your case! I’ve never really been into legal stuff, so I don’t really understand the gravity of it all, but congratulations!

    Maybe it’s just in my nature but creepy noises don’t really scary? I really love being alone in silence with a little soft music and a book or just cuddling a pillow.

    I feeeeeel you on the Suicide Squad honey! I was amped. I was hyped! I was READY! And then I watched it. I can’t say it was a terrible movie, because I reserve titles like that for things like The Human Centipede or something equally as creepy. But this movie was disappointing on sooooo many levels. I made a post about it, I guess I set my expectations way too high and they came crashing down like 15 minutes into the movie. I was just constantly thinking about the wasted potential and the better ways I could have spent my time.

    • Holly

      Welcome! And thank you. 🙂

      Haha yes, now that is a terrible movie! It wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen but it was certainly disappointing.

  5. I’m glad to hear that you and your family celebrated your victory over the legal case! With how sly lawyers can be, it’s almost impossible to get justice all the time. Sounds like you guys have some great drinks out there!

    I didn’t really catch the change of accents on Margot’s end. Both accents are different than what I’m used to. I agree with you about Jared not being up to par with Heath’s performance as Joker. I didn’t really feel it either, especially with the laugh. When it comes to superhero movies, Marvel is the dominant one- but that’s just me!

    • Holly

      I was really starting to think I wouldn’t get justice, but I’m glad it turned out the way it did.

      Oh I hated the laugh. It was so awkward. Marvel is definitely winning at the moment, especially with Deadpool.