Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Russ Fischer
The “men on a mission” movie is a concept that goes back decades, and which was honored most prominently in recent years by Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds. One of the most famous films in that zone is The Dirty Dozen, in which Lee Marvin played an OSS officer tasked with recruiting a bunch of criminals and ne’er-do-wells to undertake a D-Day prep mission that was almost certainly a suicide run.
The comic book team Suicide Squad takes inspiration from that cinematic idea, and David Ayer‘s upcoming film of the same name is certainly indebted to the concept as Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) recruits a crew of super-powered bad guys (and bad women) to undertake its own mission. At this point we don’t even know what that mission is, but that hasn’t stopped an editor from cutting officially-released footage together with old trailer audio to make a Suicide Squad Dirty Dozen mashup. Read More »