Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is an American animated film produced by Warner Bros.
The plot is as follows:
Following Ocean Master’s defeat at the hands of the Justice League, Amanda Waller dispatches the Task Force X, consisting of Deadshot, Count Vertigo, Black Manta, and criminal couple Punch and Jewelee, to recover a flash drive containing leaked intelligence from Tobias Whale. The mission succeeds, but Vertigo and Jewelee kill Punch. Having become lovers in jail, they plan to copy the flash drive and sell it once their time is served, but Waller has overheard everything through Deadshot’s communicator devices. Waller detonates Vertigo’s head bomb and Deadshot mercy-kills Jewelee.
Three years later, Professor Pyg is kidnapped by Scandal Savage and Knockout while working on Two-Face. Waller discovers that she is diagnosed with a terminal illness and reassembles Task Force X with a new roster: Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, Copperhead, and Bronze Tiger. Their mission: find a man named Steel Maxum and retrieve a mystical black playing card emblazoned “Get Out of Hell Free.”
Without spoiling anything, I can say that this is one of the better DC animated movies that I’ve watched in recent years. The story direction was great, with a couple of twist that I hadn’t seen coming. I won’t lie to you, I was able to correctly predict how the film was going to end but I feel like despite that, it was generally very entertaining to watch. Out of all the characters in the the Squad, Bronze Tiger ended up stealing the show in my honest opinion.
I never knew of Bronze Tiger’s existence until I watched this movie. He’s a pretty dope character, which makes me wonder if they’ll bring him into more DC stuff in the future. Another character that I wasn’t expecting to end up enjoying was Killer Frost. I’d don’t know, after months of seeing CW’s Frost, it was refreshing to see a more accurate representation of what Killer Frost is meant to be. Plus, she kept giving off this Raven vibe so maybe that’s why. The humor was pretty good too, with notable moments forcing me me to crack a smile.
The pacing of the film was very well handled. I never felt as if the story was rushed to get to the point. Overall I thought this was an excellent DC movie with lots of violent and bloodshed, coupled with some witty comments and unexpected twist. The ending was predictable if you follow the story well enough but in my opinion that ending was very satisfying so it gets a pass.