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Suicide Squad (IMDB)

Suicide Squad (Soundtrack)

After months of exciting trailer snippets, photos of star studded cast members transformed into their evil twisted counterparts, and various other methods of buzz inducing promotion, the hugely anticipated Suicide Squad film finally hit theaters this past Friday (8/5). The flick features names such as: Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie, just to name a few. The premise centers around the worst of the worst villains from everyone’s favorite comics coming together to save the earth from a dangerous entity. It is every bit of epic as it seems.

And behind every great movie is an even better soundtrack. Suicide Squad is no different. The collective from the motion picture is extremely versatile and boasts appearances from everyone from Lil Wayne to Panic! At The Disco. The project’s latest single & video serve as a good example of such. It’s a collaboration dubbed “Purple Lamborghini” by Skrillex & Rick Ross. The production behind the tune contains: a lethal foundation, unique eclectic background ingredients, a quirky rhythm, and a dramatic vibe. All a match made in auditory heaven. The hook is simplistic yet fitting. The delivery is entrancing and the lyrics are easy to remember. The verses are hot. Rick Ross lends his signature flow to the beat with quick wordplay and spirited rhymes. He gives the listener his usual flashy hood persona but the nature of Skrillex’s artistry behind the boards takes it to another level. All in all, it is a fire selection.

The Colin Tilley directed visuals for the record are just as on point. Jared Leto guest stars in all of his fabulous Joker glory. He basically recruits Skrillex and Rick Ross for some sort of ambiguous mission. The unlikely trio spend some time in a rugged club atmosphere together before heading to a speed boat and taking off on the water. Their journey ends abruptly with the fellas being surrounded by goons and the dragging of what appears to be a body bag. But it’s hard to say for sure. As the story-line plays out, there are a lot of cool secondary scenes, editing tricks, and special effects at work. All of the pieces come together flawlessly and truly capture the essence of the single. As a whole,this is a top of the line vision.

 **My Two Cents: I saw Suicide Squad in theaters on opening night and loved every single moment of it. The Joker is my favorite comic book villain. Jared Leto nails his character, in my opinion. His appearances in the movie are not frequent but they are definitely memorable. The rest of the cast performs just as notably. Especially Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The plot could use a little tweaking but other than that, it’s a must see. The music playing throughout the film plays a huge role in it’s appeal. The score compliments the tone of the flick and the various songs  just stay with you long after the credits roll. “Purple Lamborghini” is certainly one of the standouts on the soundtrack. And I love the video. Leto as The Joker, Skrillex, and Ross are just so odd together that you can’t turn away. The editing and such is slick too. I highly recommend readers peep the video if they haven’t already or just watch it again. It’s that good. -MinM

Total Package
8/10
Overall score: 8/10