The Weekend Blog | Suicide Squad
14th August 2016
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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