Suicide Squad: Special Edition

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Bad Movies Made Less Bad Presents:
Another DC edit in Anticipation of the Zack Snyder Justice League release.

Lets be honest, this movie sucks. But my edit attempts to salvage what can be saved for a more streamlined film. Say goodbye to neon graphic introductions, hip-shaking from magic villains, repeated expositions, and a lot of Jared Leto. (He is still in the film, but most of his lines are cut. I mean WTF - that "will you live for me speech" was ridiculous)
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Original Release Date:
2016
Original Running Time:
214
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
147
Brief Synopsis:
Goal:
• Remove as much unnecessary exposition as possible. The last time something is explained, it’s the only time.
• Removed Enchantress Hip-shaking, connect her plans to the larger DC universe
• Less Joker focus and dialogue
• Reveal the team organically, without introductions
Intention:
We finally got the Snyder approval, but have been less hopeful for the Ayer cut lately, so I decided to take a look, and ended up with this edit.

In my typical fashion, exposition gets cut drastically. The last time something is explained, is hopefully the only time it is. My intent is to leave some mystery and suspense, and not everyone needs to be a main character. I didn't know these characters besides Harley before watching, and that is the perspective I maintain. Slipknot is simply a plot device, not a main character.

Also, Enchantress is a horrible villain, so I have removed as much of her dialogue as possible to make her more menacing implicitly, and removed as much hip-shaking as possible. Hopefully this puts the movie focus less on her and more on the growth of Harley, Deadshot and Flag, the real main characters. Most of the Joker dialogue is removed when possible.

Scene sequence is also adjusted in the first half to better introduce the characters organically.

Subtitles for Enchantress and Incubus have been replaced with a focus on building a beacon to alert Apokolips.
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Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
• Remove as much unnecessary exposition as possible. The last time something is explained, it’s the only time.
• Removed Enchantress Hip-shaking, connect her plans to the larger DC universe
• Less Joker focus and dialogue
• Reveal the team organically, without introductions

Changing Enchantress and Incubus subtitles to make them servants of Darkseid and working on a beacon to alert him. They also mention they do not have any boxes so they cannot open a doorway.

Old:
• Sister
• Brother
• Brother I have freed you
• Where are we
• The same world only much later
• What happened?
• The humans turned against us
• But they worshipped us?
• We were gods to them
• Now they worship machines
• So I will build a machine
• That will destroy them all
• Build your strength
• Feed on them
• and wait for me to return

• Brother Help Me
• before she kills me
• Where's your heart?
• I will take it back
• Until then you will share your power
• (Now help me build my weapon)
• Its time to wipe them out

• Bring me my sister's heart
• Brother
• Make the bow to me

• Brother!

New:

• I - Sister
• E - Brother
• E - Come back brother
• I - Where are we?
• E - The same world... only much later
• I - Where are the others?
• E - The old gods are gone, we are alone
• I - We must contact Apokolips
• I - It is time for our Master to return
• E - I can create a beacon
• E - That will lead him to us
• E - And this world will be cleansed
• E - Feed on these humans
• E - And gather your strength
• E - We will need it

• E - Brother help me
• E - Before she kills me
• I - Where is your heart?
• E - I will take it back
• E - Until then I will share your power
• E - We can delay no longer
• E - It is time to create the beacon

• I - Bring me my sister's heart

• E - Fine.
• E - Brother, destroy these cockroaches.

• E - Nooo!!!


Cuts and Additions:
• Changed Harley’s shock flashbacks to memories of time with Joker
• Moved Waller and Flagg visit to Belle Reve to before Waller private dinner scene
• Removed shot of June Moone arriving at Belle Reve
• Removed Killer croc asking Flagg “aint you scared”
• Removed Diablo creating “Bye” fire in cell
• Removed Waller’s intro narration and title sequence
• Removed Waller’s introduction of each character
• Moved Intro of Enchantress to reveal during pentagon meeting
• Tightened Pentagon Meeting
• Shortened Joker intro at the club
• Shortened Joker takeover of Van Criss Labs
• Removed close up shot of Enchanctress starting her spell
• Removed Pentagon war room reacting to Incubus and Enchantress and replaced with destruction of satellite
• Removed Bachlorette Party from evacuation zone
• Shortened Kitana’s intro to reduce exposition
• Removed shot of Joker texting Harley
• Removed Squad Helicopter crash
• Removed Waller “Get out of there”
• Remove shot of Diablo using fire power with Boomerang
• Removed Enchantress kissing to make eyeball warriors
• Moved Deadshot scene with daughter shopping to when he sees the window display
• Shortened Deadshot fight with Batman
• Shortened Harley flashback with Joker and motorcycle scene for pacing
• Shortened Harley flashback of Ace Chemicals scene to remove dialogue
• Removed Killer Croc saying “I Like Her” about Amanda Waller
• Removed some shots of Joker in Helicopter
• Tightened Joker and Harley time in helicopter
• Removed Enchantress shots of hip shaking spell-casting
• Shortened Enchantress dialogue
• Changed Harley vision from married life to flashback shots and dancing with Joker shots
• Removed Enchantress dialogue about magic rising and metahumans
• Removed Harley and Boomerang getting hit by Incubus
• Removed Diablo’s cheesy lines about family
• Removed Enchantress dialogue about finishing her machine
• Removed Enchantress hand to hand fight with team.
• Tightened final sequence with explosives and Deadshot bullet
• Shortened Joker reveal at Harley escape
• Shortened extra scene with Waller and Bruce Wayne
Opening Sequence

User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
9.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
10.0(3)
Enjoyment
 
9.7(3)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Why do I watch Fanedits? This is one of the reasons. I understand when a movie is made sometimes things need to be added to bring in the segments of people they want. I prefer movies that tell stories and without all the glitz and glamor and extra bells and whistles. Just give me a story I can get behind that is the world I am "entering" is believable. And for me this checks all the boxes. I am not sitting and watching and thinking "why did they do that?". I had a good time and was entertained and that is what matters to me. Two big bowls of popcorn was enjoied.

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Yes
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Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
The editor did a great job with the material presented... Thank you for your excellent work with this film.

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(Updated: October 19, 2020)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I'm very happy that more DC edits are being tackled than just Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman. Suicide Squad is a severely underrated flick that has some legitimately great elements to it (it did win an Oscar for its make-up and costuming after all).

This edit is a great refinement of the original film, with minimal invasive editing. The editor had a clear vision for this edit, which shows.

My rating criteria is specific to me and me alone. I could see and hear the film, so 10/10. The audio editing was seamless, so 10/10. The narrative is coherent, so 10/10. Unfortunately there were 2 moments in the film that felt somewhat jarring to me, which is why I can only put the visual editing at a 9/10. These moments were Enchantress' revival of her brother and during the final act when Enchantress attempts to distract the Squad with illusions. Both times felt like they were moving at breakneck speeds and I can't help but feel they should have been just a bit longer. As such, my immersion was slightly hampered, so I can really only say 9/10 for enjoyment. The best edits, I feel, are the ones where you can't see the edits.


Overall, amazing cut from a very talented editor.
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