‘The Suicide Squad is officially R-rated: Will the remake be worth watching?
The Suicide Squad is going to be out in a few short months. James Gunn steps behind the camera to film a bunch of villain misfits quite possibly (maybe) saving the world and dying horribly in the process. We know your play, James Gunn. That’s a very, very big cast of characters for you to, presumably, blow their heads up or some other kind of terrible fate to befall them all.
Based off of the blood & gore in the first trailer for The Suicide Squad, we’re guessing that this will not be a movie to take small children to go see. Remember when people took their kids to see Deadpool and got so mad because it was an R-rated superhero movie? Well, the rating for The Suicide Squad is out and we’re looking at something much more adult.
The *unsurprising* rating for The Suicide Squad
Based off the above trailer, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that The Suicide Squad was given an R-rating by the MPAA. Why was the film given the R-rating? Reportedly, it contains the following: strong violence, gore, graphic nudity, drug use, and sexual references within the film. Given that King Shark literally rips a guy in half in the trailer? We’re so unsurprised.
Frankly, we’re also deeply, deeply curious to see just what sort of nonsense will go down in The Suicide Squad with the shackles off. The 2016 David Ayer film had a PG-13 rating and Hot Topic marketing, but the 2021 version looks to be the fully realized insanity that we’ve been hoping for from the franchise all along. Just, you know, make sure you have a strong stomach for some of the gore.
This time, we’re very certain that we’re going to see people’s heads get blown up in gruesome, graphic detail. As for the “graphic nudity”? We can rule out Margot Robbie, who hated those hot pants from the 2016 movie so freaking much. She hated them, you guys. Most of Twitter is hoping that King Shark is going to bare all. Which, well, sure. #sharkass Y’all are freaks.
What can we expect from The Suicide Squad?
Speaking with Collider in February of this year, producer Peter Safran described the film “This is a gritty, 1970s war movie combined with the brilliance of James Gunn’s characters and comedy.” It definitely sounds like the sort of off-the-wall combination that Gunn would bring to the masses at large. The synopsis for The Suicide Squad is as follows:
“Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment?
Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.”
And that’s all?
You’re more than welcome to dive into Twitter speculating on the nudity. Like we said, y’all are freaks. But if you want our two cents? We’re willing to bet that James Gunn is enough of a freak to make #sharkass a reality for all of us to witness. People are thirsty for King Shark. Remember when that animated John Constantine revealed that the two of them dated? The internet lost its dang mind over it.
What do you think about the unsurprising rating for The Suicide Squad? Are you team #sharkass? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.