Suicide Squad: Made to Fail

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Original Release Date:
2016
Original Running Time:
134
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Fanedit Running Time:
128
Time Cut:
7
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
Inspired by the structure of Zack Snyder's Justice League, Suicide Squad: Made to Fail is presented in 4 chapters that streamline and focus the overall story.

Part 1: The Worst of the Worst - Opens the film with the origins of the Enchantress and Harley Quinn, setting up the threat before introducing Amanda Waller as the heart of the story in this first part. Through her we are introduced to the Task Force X project, which subsequently introduces each member of the Suicide Squad in a totally new montage.

Part 2: Live For Me - The Joker and his relationship with Harley Quinn serves as the main thread of part 2, which opens with a flashback to the events that landed Harley in Belle Reve, and is bookended by the Joker planning her rescue. Juxtaposed is the relationship between Rick Flag and June Moon. When June becomes possessed by the Enchantress, Flag assembles the Suicide Squad to stop her.

Part 3: Everyone For Themselves - Deadshot becomes the main focus as he attempts to gain the trust of Col. Rick Flag and get the various sociopathic members of the Suicide Squad to work together to accomplish their first mission.

Part 4: Made to Fail - Against all odds, the Suicide Squad finally comes together as a team to take on the Enchantress and save the world... or die trying.
Intention:
Made To Fail aims to restore the darker tone that was originally intended for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad by cutting most of the pop songs, lessening the comedy, and focusing the plot with a more clear antagonist.

A continuation of another of my edits- Zack Snyder’s Dawn of Justice.
Other Sources:
Suicide Squad Extended Edition Blu-ray.
Special Thanks:
Wakeupkeo for the new "old god speak" dialog and ArtisDead for the amazing posters!
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
Prologue (Inspired by notes on the original "Ayer Cut")
- Added fanedit disclaimer
- Added Amazon Rainforest footage, edited with original music to create a new opening (Ver. 2.0)
- Added FE Logo
- Added a darker/grittier WB logo from the original SDCC teaser trailer.
- Added darker/grittier DC logo
- June Moon hikes through a jungle
- Restored shots from SDCC trailer of June in the cave (Ver. 2.0)
- June discovers the artifact housing the Enchantress and breaks it open. Hard cut to-
- Arkham Asylum. Extended version of Joker capturing Harley Quinn and electrocuting her brain.
- Restored SDCC trailer version of Joker line "really REALLY bad" (Ver. 2.0)
- Added music (Sympathy for the Devil) to the end of this scene, which transitions into Amanda Waller's introduction where she laments the death of Superman,

Part 1:
- Added title text: PART 1 - The Worst of the Worst
- Cut dialog.
- Cut all freeze frame shots listing statistics for each squad member.
- Cut song, Super Freak, over Harley Quinn's intro.
- Cut guard taking a selfie with Harley as she's force fed through a tube
- Added motorcycle chase flashback from extended cut (moved from later in the movie) to replace the torture scene that was also moved up.
- Added song, The Gambler (Army of the Dead version) by Kenny Rodgers.
- Rearranged Squad member introductions to fit new music
- Cut Rick Flag being introduced by Waller. He's now introduced later, in the Pentagon scene alongside June Moon.
- moved Deadshot's original introduction scene (the opening scene of the theatrical cut) to after the Pentagon scene.
- Cut song. House of the Rising Sun.

Part 2:
- Added title text: PART 2 - Live For Me
- Open with the Joker's night club scene with Common
- Added partial flashback of Joker and Harley at Ace Chemicals (moved from later)
- Joker killing Common cuts to Joker and Harley being chased by the Batmobile
- Cut from Harley being captured to Rick Flag and June Moon sleeping together.
- Added new subtitles for Enchantress's dialog with Incubus, connecting them to Darkseid and Apokolips (Special Thanks to Wakeupkeo for the new dialog).
- Added shot of Enchantress activating the demolition charge in the subway (moved from later)
- Rearranged sequence of events leading to the start of the mission.
- Cut Katana's flashback after line "I was busy"
- Cut Killer Croc puking in the helicopter

Part 3:
- Added title text: PART 3 - Everyone For Themselves
- Cut Captain Boomerang retrieving his stuffed unicorn after it falls out of his coat
- tightened pacing by moving most Joker scenes to part 2
- Cut shot of Harley seeing a motorcycle (as the flashback is moved to part 1)
- Cut Harley breaking off from the group and having a solo fight in an elevator
- Cut half of the Ace Chemicals flashback (moved to part 2)
- Replaced flashback of Rick Flag and Enchantress in the subway (since it's moved to earlier) with a flashback of Flagg discovering June Moon surrounded by occult imagery (taken from his cut introduction earlier)

Part 4:
- Added title text: PART 4 - Made To Fail
- Cut Killer Croc line "not me shawty. I'm beautiful."
- Changed Enchantress subtitles to be more threatening
- Added the "Mad Love" reference to Harley's fantasy (moved from earlier)
- Cut expository Rick Flag line "Her hearts out. We can end this."
- Cut Deadshot hallucinating his daughter. He shoots the bomb as soon as it's thrown.
- Cut Killer Croc line asking for B.E.T.
- Muted neon colors of the end credits
- Added credit "A Fan Edit by Joe Quinn"
- Added "Made to Fail" title card
- Cut Bruce Wayne saying "shut it down. My friends and I can take it from here." Movie now ends with Waller saying "You should stop working nights."

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4 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.3(4)
Audio Editing
 
7.8(4)
Visual Editing
 
8.5(4)
Narrative
 
9.5(4)
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9.3(4)
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7.6
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8.0
Audio Editing
 
5.0
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7.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
This version is way better with this cut, the narrative is more fluid. Just some minors audio cut who doesnt shine here and there.

Try it, you'll like it if you like the original and you should give it a try if you don't as well.

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Overall rating
 
9.2
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
When a lot of people were being critical of the original cut of this movie, I was an apologist for it. I enjoyed it. That doesn't mean that I didn't see room for improvement. Pacing was rough, the time skips were jarring sometimes, and the "comic" book stylings of the story jumps (i.e. introductions of the squad) were not great.

This edit is now my go-to for when I want to watch this movie. The reordering of the scenes was well done. The movie pacing issues were resolved for the most part. Don't get me wrong, you can only do so much with the source material, and I'm not looking for miracles. Also, the introductions and backstories for the squad was much much better and felt more organic.

If I had a critique, I would say the background music was a little loud at times. It made it a little hard to hear the conversations and/or narration taking place. Also, and I saw this in another review as well, the black title screens that broke up the chapters should be reviewed. I mean, they did their job, they just need something. Not sure what, I'm not an editor, but I'll know it when I see it. Maybe the transition to them could be changed. They just need something to be more polished.

Overall, I really good edit and, like I said previously, this is my default choice for re-watching this movie.

Thank you for your time in making this. Myself and my wife both enjoyed it.

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9.2
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
That's a fresh and very interesting take on the 2016 SSQ film. I really enjoyed the chaptering, the titles were wisely chosen, but like the person below me suggested, it would've been better without the black screen. I also believe that it would've flowed better if the movies opens directly on Waller's meeting, the footage from the opening intros with June and Harley could've been useful to add some meat during Waller's briefing.
As for the audio, I loved that you completely removed the music during the Deadshot scene, it worked so much better. And I think that the whole film shouldn't feel like a jukebox movie. Minor complaint, but the music that kicks in the Killer Croc intro is too loud, so we don't hear the dialogue clearly.
As for the narrative, it's great and flows smoothly. But I think that you should've used a flashback effect after the Warden gives the concealed phone to Harley, the way it jumps directly to confused Joker going to Louisianna feels a little weird when you're not familiar with the movie.

Last thing, the nerd in me didn't help but notice that when Enchantress frees her brother, she should refer to Darkseid and his generals as the New Gods and not the Old Gods.

Overall, it's a very promising edit that greatly improves the original, it just needs a little polishing.

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Owner's reply July 09, 2023

You know what... you're right! I've changed the subtitle to New Gods for version 2! I also adjusted music levels and made other tweaks based on the reviews!

However, I've chosen to leave the title screens as is for now. They're meant to emulate the style of the titles in Zack Snyder's Justice League, though it'd be a fun challenge to find a way to make them more ingrained, like the chapters in The Suicide Squad.

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Overall rating
 
9.4
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
Finally, another attempt to try and make something good out of this mediocre movie!

And I've got to say upfront, Josephdquinn did it and made this my new go to for any future DCEU marathons! I say new because before I had Wakeupkeo's edit to watch, I actually watched it 2-3 times (more than I did the original film) to the point I had forgotten what was cut out. Thankfully, Joseph's was quite different from Keo's and he reminded me that I actually enjoyed many of the scenes that were cut.

I'll begin with the two big changes that you see right from the beginning of the movie, the title chapters and the rearranged intro of the characters. I liked both of those changes a lot, but, for the intro part, I believe the Enchantress and the Harley bit should be in their big intros when the movie begins. Enchantress, for a main character, has very little flashbacks, so cutting them even shorter just to put a couple of scenes between the logos, didn't worth it. For the Harley one, I just found it a bit out of place in general and I believe another reason that it would best to put it with the rest of the proper introduction, is because Joker mentions the machine guns, so we can definitely put it before the scene were Joker's gang busts in shooting everything and everyone. Plus, more Harley/Margot Robbie time without interruptions from other scenes inbetween!

When it comes to chapters, although I liked the idea a lot, I believe it would work better if it was done without the black screen, like putting the letters on a wall or the sky, something like that (I'm just giving random examples to be more clear about what I mean). Maybe this can't be done, I have no idea, if not, then that's fine. Also, the sound before chapter 4 title, where Flag is looking at something or thinking, is cut a little bit abrupt. Now that I mention the sound, at the first chapter were all the intro songs are playing, I think at some point with Deadshot inside the prison, the song was too loud, I had a hard time hearing the dialogue.

A last thing I noticed from the visual side of things, I don't know it's my pc's fault though but this didn't happen with Keo's version, at the last scene from the fight with the Enchantress were they must throw the bomb and shoot it and everything is in slow motion, the slow motion wasn't smooth. It looked like there was low frame rate or something, the image was "jumpy".

Moving on from these nitpickings of mine, the edit was freaking excellent! I enjoyed the movie immensely, even though this must be like the fifth time I'm watching this and also, I watched it after having seen Wakekeo's edit like a couple of days before! So, the editor had a really hard job in winning me over. The audio and visual edit was excellent, besides the couple of things I mentioned previously, and I seriously think that if this version was what we got at the cinemas, it would have gone a lot better. I also enjoyed the changes in the soundtrack!

I can see this edit having a v.2 easily, if the editor has the time of course, and it will elevate it even more. I highly recommend this edit and I guarantee you it will be your go to for any future DCEU marathons, provided you found the original film at least mediocre, otherwise I don't think any editor can do anything for you.

Thank you Josephdquinn for all your hard work and thank to anyone who read my review!

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Owner's reply June 15, 2023

Thank you for the kind words! I will definitely be working on an enhanced V2!

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