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
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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.
Special Thanks:
QuickestEditInTheWest
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Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
**2022 Update**

Now in 5.1 Audio and full Subtitles
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

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This edit is a huge improvement over the original. I already enjoyed the TC cut of Suicide Squad, but there was so much cringe in it and Wakeupkeo removed a lot of it and tied it back into the DCEU universe with only text changes. This is a great addition to his many edits of the DCEU and they makes it feel like a more cohesive universe.

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First of all, I want to clarify that the "enjoyment" factor has nothing to do with the editor. His work is fantastic, but the source is not. I just rate my actual enjoyment watching the film for what it is. For the original it was like 4-5.
I watched the theatrical release in cinemas, then the extended edition when it came out and then I gave up on this film. Thankfully we got a great second one, so no big deal, but still, if we could save this one, why not! So I gave it a (Dead)shot.

Visual and audio editing was excellent, I couldn't find a single moment betraying that something was tampered with, so well done!
Quality was also on par with the editing, so nothing to add here as well.

Now for the juicy part, the narrative. In general I really liked the editor's take on how things should unfold, with presenting the characters at the beggining, reducing the Enchantress' and Joker's screentime, and I also found extremely smart the detail he added on the subtitles of the Enchantress, connecting the movie, through that beacon bs at the end, with the DCEU. Granted it's just a mind trick for the viewer, but ingenious in its simplicity!

That said, the presentation of the characters at the beggining felt kind of off because of exactly that, it was a simple, dry presentation. It wasn't accompanied with an upbeat, "rock n' roll" cinematography (as we have in later moments) to make it feel at home! But obviously, that is not the editor's fault, he worked with what he had.
Also, the scene where we see the Joker's hands at the dirty cop and it cuts off, I found it a little quick. I'm not sure if it was the right call to cut Joker's dialogue completely.
Lastly, although we see at the beggining Flag hand picking the Suicide Squad, we have a scene soon after where he confronts Waller about using a group of criminals and I found it really out of place, since I also don't think they say something crucial to the plot, so it could be edited out completely.

Overall great edit, but it felt like two hours although it was only a little more the one and a half, which again is an upgrade from the original version! Still I could see myself watching this in a DCEU marathon and I surely recommend for everyone to check it out! If you found the original ok, which I didn't, then you will love this!

Thank you Wakeupkeo!

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Loved this update, the yellow subtitles looks a lot better than the previous ones, changing the relationship between Enchantress and Incubus is a really good improvement, less cringey. I also liked the meeting between Waller and Bruce Wayne, in that version Waller si no more afraid of the consequences and do not rely on Batman, in fact, now she has an advantage on him, which makes her way more fearsome. And it also removes a continuity error that leads to the sequel, now that Wayne is no longer threatening to shut down the Task Force X program.

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It's been awhile since I watched the original but my god this cut blew me away. The new subtitles regarding Apokolips was ingenious and really enjoyed the efficiency in storytelling. Less joker, less Enchantress. Sucks we will never see the Ayer cut but this is the way to watch the film.

Maybe it's just been the edits I've been watching but this was the first where I didn't notice any flaws in the video or audio. It also included subtitles which is a big plus.

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A very very bad movie, turning into a pretty good one and a solid DCEU piece, this is not just a well executed edition, it's a miracle, well done!

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