REVIEW: HANNA – SEASON 2

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Starring

Esme Creed-Miles (Mister Lonely)
Mireille Enos (World War Z)
Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad)
Yasmin Monet Prince (Nocturnal)
Dermot Mulroney (The Wedding Date)

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Recurring / Notable Guest Cast

Áine Rose Daly (Jack Ryan)
Gianna Kiehl (Still Standing)
Cherrelle Skeete (Doctors)
Anthony Welsh (The Girl With The Gifts)
Khalid Abdalla (United 93)
Katie Clarkson-Hill (Guilt)
Natasha Atherton (Get Even)
Emma D’Arcy (Wanderlust)
Ellen Evans (Victoria)
Pia Hagen (We’re Okay)
Severine Howell-Meri (Casulty)
Mia Jenkins (Soy Luna)
Clea Martin (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)
David Avery (Starred Up)
Joanna Kulig (Cold War)
Claudia Trujillo (Terminator: Dark Fate)
Valene Kane (The Fall)
Jill Winternitz (Good Omens)
Ria Lopez (Eastenders)
Óscar Casas (The Orphanage)

Image may contain: 1 person, close-upThree years ago, when it was announced that Amazon would be adapting 2011 action thriller Hanna into a series, enthusiasm was understandably measured. What does work about that film—namely, Saoirse Ronan’s lead performance as the titular teenage super soldier and the brutal beauty of Joe Wright’s directorial style—are specific to that intersection of time, place, and talent; they’re not necessarily inherent to the story itself. As Amazon prepares to launch the second season of the Hanna TV series, however, creator David Farr proves this grounded and gorgeous teenage assassin series has legs.Image may contain: 1 person, close-upHeading into Hanna season two, we are well past the plot depicted in the original feature film. At the end of season one, Hanna (Esmé Creed-Miles) freed fellow genetically-enhanced super soldier Clara (Yasmin Monet-Prince) from the Romanian Utrax facility. Erik died in the effort, and Hanna carries that loss with her, protecting her new family in the ways that her father taught her, which is to stay: by moving it deep into the wilderness.Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoorWhen we catch back up with Hanna and Clara in the first episode of season two, they are living in the Romanian forest where Hanna feels she can best keep Clara safe. Much like Hanna circa season one, Clara doesn’t particularly want to spend her days cut off from the rest of civilization. She longs to find out where she belongs—most of all, she wants to find her birth mother. Ironically, Hanna takes on much of the role Erik had in the first season. Now, she is playing the role of the overbearing parental figure and Clara is playing the role of the restless child forced to rebel in order to get the chance to find herself.Image may contain: 1 person, standingElsewhere, we begin exploring the repercussions of Marissa Wiegler’s (Mirielle Enos) shifted motivations. At the end of last season, Marissa killed Sawyer and let Hanna, Erik, and Clara escape. In the aftermath, her relationship with The CIA and Utrax remains fraught. Marissa may have shot herself in the leg to cover up her actual role in the Utrax massacre, but the new leader of the program, an old colleague named John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney), isn’t buying it. Lucky for Marissa, he doesn’t care much where Marissa’s allegiances lie—as long as they don’t interfere with his goals.Image may contain: 1 person, standing, tree, outdoor and natureMarissa would no doubt be an excellent ally for Hanna to have, but can Hanna trust her? In exploring this question, Marissa plays a similar role as Erik did in season one, claiming to want to help but often keeping the whole truth from the younger character. While it’s riveting to see these two intense and complex characters interact on various points on the friend-to-foe spectrum, their relationship doesn’t hold the same weight and complexity as Hanna and Erik’s daughter-father relationship did, and therefore can’t emotionally ground this story in the same ways. In season one, one of Hanna’s chief journeys was coming to understand that Erik did love her and to recognize him as her father. Hanna season two is never able to frame the driving questions of the Marissa/Hanna dynamic, nor the Clara/Hanna relationship for that matter, in equally emotionally-resonant ways, and the season doesn’t hit the same emotional heights when it comes to Hanna’s character in particular because of it.Image may contain: 1 person, close-upBut Hanna season two doesn’t put all of its storytelling eggs in one basket. We see a significant broadening of the scope of this world and story in season two. What was merely hinted at towards the end of the first season—i.e. an interest in the girls who, unlike Hanna, didn’t escape the Utrax program as babies—becomes a full-blown story line in season two, as we follow the future assassins to the next phase of their training. This takes place at a well-landscaped estate in northern England called The Meadows, which reads like X-Men‘s Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters or Vampire Academy‘s St. Vladimir’s Academy. The Meadows may look like a swanky boarding school filled with privileged teens chafing against the perceived and/or actual rigidity of adolescence, but it’s not. It’s a baby-abducting, CIA-run assassin program that is brainwashing a group of captive teen girls into becoming obedient killers.Image may contain: 1 person, child and outdoorSome of the season’s best stuff comes in this setting, which effectively blends the coming-of-age boarding school drama genre with the espionage thriller genre. The juxtaposition is brilliant and, as the trainees receive the character profiles meant to become their lives (complete with names, fake families, and and a new wardrobe), there is room to reflect on the nature of identity performance in teenagehood, as well as the unique pressures put on teen girls even when they, you know, aren’t super soldiers. It’s a particularly effective examination when you compare the intentionally performative ways the trainees engage with expectations of modern femininity with the wonderfully feral quality of Hanna’s exploration of identity in season one.Image may contain: 2 people, close-upIn the process, Hanna season two becomes much more of an ensemble story, keeping the series fresh by slowly expanding its scope. While Hanna may still be figuring herself out, we’ve already seen this character make her first steps into a larger world. Now, we get to see Clara, as well as fellow Utrax trainees Sandy (Áine Rose Daly) and Jules (Gianna Kiehl), do it too—albeit in a much different way, as Utrax doesn’t give them much choice as to which path they will walk. If you’re in it for the ambience, Hanna continues to look and sound beautiful. (This show’s soundtrack slays.) The series brings on all new directors this season—French director Eve Husson and Icelandic director Ugla Hauksdottir, as well as series creator Farr—and they meet the high aesthetic bar that was set in season one. Even when Hanna feels reminiscent of TV series we have seen before (most notably in season two, the severely-underrated CW spy drama Nikita, another adaptation of a feature film), its visual style sets it apart. From the undomesticated depths of the Romanian forest to the bright possibilities of Barcelona, this is a rich and immersive world to spend time in.Image may contain: 1 person, close-upWe are living in a time when it is popular to discuss the blurring of lines between the film and television mediums, and there is value to that discussion. But there are still things that TV can do that film cannot. Most notably, TV has the narrative space to follow character, theme, and plot in expansive directions and, in the modern TV era, a series doesn’t necessarily have to trade a cinematic aesthetic to do so. The Hanna TV series is taking advantage of the space, and it makes for a hell of a ride. Looking back on the 2011 film from 2020, it no longer feels like a fair fight.

REVIEW: HANNA – SEASON 1

Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)

Starring

Esme Creed-Miles (Mister Lonely)
Mireille Enos (World War Z)
Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad)

Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)

Recurring / Notable Guest Cast

Joanna Kulig (Cold War)
Lyndsey Marshal (The Hours)
Phaldut Sharma (Gravity)
Andy Nyman (The Commuter)
Katharina Heyer (Volt)
Benno Fürmann (Babylon Berlin)
Narges Rashidi (Aeon Flux)
Justin Salinger (Everest)
Félicien Juttner (Ben)
Khalid Abdalla (United 93)
Rhianne Barreto (Dixi)
Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones)
Yasmin Monet Prince (Nocturnal)
Áine Rose Daly (Jack Ryan)
Gianna Kiehl (Still Standing)

Joel Kinnaman in Hanna (2019)Over the past 5 years, there has been an influx of TV shows based on popular films: FX’s pulpy Fargo, YouTube’s hilarious Cobra Kai, and A&E’s creepy Bates Motel. All of the previously mentioned series are entertaining and worth checking out, but before you do, consider binging all eight episodes of Hanna on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, March 29. The streaming provider’s gamble to develop this show based on the 2011 film of the same name definitely paid off. Helmed by the film’s co-writer – David Farr – Hanna on Amazon is more laser-focused than its predecessor, allowing for deeper character development and extra thrilling action sequences – which is always a good thing. Hanna is a genetically (we think) modified ass-kicking teenager who lives in the woods with her special-operative father, Eric (Joel Kinnaman), after he rescued her from a clandestine government facility when she was was a baby.Joel Kinnaman and Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)The show’s frenetic pacing (the total runtime is under 8 hours) doesn’t allow for much on-screen time with daughter and father early on in the season – which is a shame, because they’re a dynamic pair to watch. At its narrative core, Hanna is a coming-of-age story with way more violence and tragedy than your typical teenage fare – just imagine Hanna in Mean Girls or The Perks of Being a Wallflower… Ouch!Joel Kinnaman and Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)Even with all of the enhanced abilities and her training in the deadly arts, Hanna’s character remains grounded. Showrunner Farr accomplishes this by taking her out of the woods and away from her father, so she can interact with other teenagers. Watching Esme Creed-Miles’ Hanna awkwardly flirting with boys at nightclubs and struggling to adapt to suburban life is very charming. Her insatiable curiosity about the world outside of the woods she was raised in is palpable.Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)When Hanna isn’t running around killing the government agents sent to capture her, she’s usually spending time with her newfound bestie, Sophie (played by newcomer Rhianne Barreto). Sophie is an important character because she is that teenage girl you expect to see in this kind of coming-of-age story, and it’s enjoyable to watch Barreto and Creed-Miles interact: laughing, fighting, and crying over boys and controlling parents. There are moments in Hanna when you forget that she’s being hunted by a sinister government agency.Esme Creed-Miles in Hanna (2019)Speaking of the baddies… Hanna boasts an imposing villain in Marissa Wiegler (portrayed by Kinnaman’s The Killing co-star Mireille Enos). Unlike Cate Blanchett’s interpretation of the character in the film version, Enos brings a welcome bit of nuance. While she’s not a “good guy,” per se, she’s definitely less overtly evil this time around. Wiegler is the figure behind many of the mysteries surrounding Hanna’s birth and unique abilities, and even though she’s the primary antagonist, it’s easy to get the sense that there’s a bigger threat just looming around the corner. There are plenty of stories left to tell if Amazon gives Farr more seasons to play with.Whenever Wiegler’s henchmen attempt to apprehend Hanna, the fight choreography on display is impressive. To their credit, Farr and his team use the fights for more than just showing off – they’re also telling a story with kicks and punches. Kinnaman’s Eric uses brute force to cripple or kill his opponents. Hanna, on the other hand, utilizes her speed and agility to compensate for her size. Together, they make an efficient killing duo. And while it’s nice to see them spending some quality time together, Farr never lets you forget the tragedy of it all. When some teenagers’ biggest worries are social media and high school dances, Hanna’s concerns are far more imminent and deadly. Hanna’s showrunner David Farr effectively expands the movie he co-wrote back in 2011 with engaging character development and thrilling action. Esme Creed-Miles and Joel Kinnaman excel in their respective roles, making this short, but compelling 8-hour journey a must see on Amazon Prime Video.

REVIEW: FOR ALL MANKIND – SEASON 1

For All Mankind (2019)

Starring

Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad)
Michael Dorman (The Invisible Man)
Wrenn Schmidt (Our Idiot Brother)
Sarah Jones (Alcatraz)
Shantel VanSanten (The Flash)
Jodi Balfour (True Detective)

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Recurring / Notable Guest Stars

Chris Agos (Chicago Fire)
Matt Battaglia (Thor)
Chris Bauer (The Devil’s Advocate)
Jeff Branson (All My Children)
Colm Feore (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Ryan Kennedy (Tin Star)
Eric Ladin (American Sniper)
Rebecca Wisocky (Devious Minds)
Arturo Del Puerto (Ride Along 2)
Noah Harpster (Transparent)
Sonya Walger (Lost)
Wallace Langham (CSI)
Nate Corddry (Ghostbusters)
Lenny Jacobson (Bumblebee)
Spencer Garrett (Yes Man)
Saul Rubinek (Hunters)
Krys Marshall (Supergirl)
Brian Stepanek (Young Sheldon)
Meghan Leathers (American Waste)
Edwin Hodge (The Purge)
James Urbaniak (American Splendor)
Megan Dodds (CSI: NY)
Olivia Trujillo (The Toy Box)
Leonora Pitts (Manson Family Vacation)
John Rubinstein (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

Mark Ivanir, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, Meghan Leathers, and Olivia Trujillo in For All Mankind (2019)Battlestar Galactica and Outlander creator Ronald D Moore heads back into space and back into the past again, with one of Apple TV+’s make-or-break launch dramas, For All Mankind. But rather than robot invaders or time travelling romantics, the fantasy here is restricted to an alternative history, asking what would have happened if the Russians had beaten the Americans to landing the first man on the moon. In Moore and co-creators Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert’s version of 1969, the US – driven by the utterly self-serving President Nixon (no need for fantasy there) – refuses to take the defeat lying down and the space race rapidly escalates into a Battle To Control the Moon.For All Mankind (2019)But while that may sound like the title of a sci-fi B-movie, For All Mankind is ostensibly a period drama – with the drama in question alternating between the immaculate suburban houses of the astronauts and their partners, the NASA Mission Control room, the bar where NASA personnel go to blow off steam (if they really did this much drinking, it’s a wonder they ever made it off the launch pad) and, of course, the Moon.For All Mankind (2019)The family politics that arise from hard-drinking, occasionally womanising men waiting to blast off into space are dealt with well, but can drag a little, and as you’d expect, the real moments of tension take place when launch time approaches, in front of not only the controls of lunar modules, but also the TV screens where the astronauts’ wives gather to watch their husbands’ latest nail-biting manoeuvres broadcast live. Whether NASA would really choose to televise in real time so many situations that could quite easily end in the failure of their missions or the deaths of their astronauts is questionable but it’s certainly a good technique for evoking the stresses and strains of having a partner whose job is being shot into space on top of several hundred thousand pounds of rocket fuel.Even the first episode – which has a lot of work to do simply in terms of scene-setting – offers up a couple of great cliffhanger moments. But once we reach the Moon, there are opportunities to really ratchet up the tension, mostly driven by NASA and the astronauts’ questionable willingness to throw the rule book out of the window in their desperation to secure a lunar first over the Russians. Of course, Nasa in 1969 was a very male-oriented world but in formulating the show it’s clear that Moore and co thought have thought hard about how they can put women at the heart of the space-based action too.Dave Power, Sonya Walger, and Joel Kinnaman in For All Mankind (2019)In reality, NASA didn’t begin an astronaut programme for women until 1978 and to this day a woman has still not set foot on the moon (NASA’s current target for that is 2024), but here circumstances dictate that the women’s programme starts much sooner, giving us a second, female-focused, strand to the space race story with at least as much drama as the men’s event and far more emotional impact. Performances are good across the board. The ever enigmatic Joel Kinnaman is well cast as tightly-wound yet soul-searching astronaut Edward Baldwin. Shantel VanSanten plays his equally focused wife Karen, balancing her duties as one of the matriarchs of the astronauts’ wives club with her deeply buried fears about the danger that her husband’s job puts him in.Sonya Walger, Sarah Jones, Cass Buggé, Krys Marshall, and Jodi Balfour in For All Mankind (2019)Sarah Jones is a stand-out as fellow astro-wife Tracey Stevens, overwrought by the infidelities of her husband Gordo (Michael Dorman) but with the possibility of glory of her own on the horizon. And Wrenn Schmidt plays pioneering Margo Madison, a mission control engineer striving to make a name for herself in a man’s world – also the position that the brilliantly laconic Sonya Walger finds herself in as aspiring astronaut Molly Cobb. Aside from Margo, the NASA control room is largely populated by real-life characters (a depressed Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn even hang out in the background after their failed attempt to make it to the lunar surface). Colm Feore plays Wernher von Braun – the German scientist who headed up the US space programme – as warm and principled, which may surprise those who know how von Braun’s skills were utilised during the Second World War.Joel Kinnaman in For All Mankind (2019)Eric Ladin as Chief Flight Director Gene Kranz gets to perform a couple of spine-tingling inspirational speeches ahead of some heart-in-mouth moments, and Chris Bauer is great as firm-but-fair Director of Flight Crew Operations Deke Slayton, the man who makes astronaut selections and who must spar with Nixon’s cronies as they attempt to push his mercurial agenda on NASA. And, well, it’s probably best if I stop listing names at this point… Because despite this initial over-abundance of personnel, and some slower moments in the earlier episodes, For All Mankind has a lot going for it – some winning characters and great performances; easy-on-the-eye sets and moonscapes; gripping scenes and uplifting moments – and not least the fact that it’s for all Womankind, too.

REVIEW: RUN ALL NIGHT

Starring

Liam Neeson (Taken)
Joel Kinnaman (Robocop)
Ed Harris (Westworld)
Common (Terminator: Salvation)
Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil)
Boyd Holbrook (The Predator)
Bruce McGill (Ride Along 2)
Genesis Rodriguez (Tusk)
Holt McCallany (Justice League)
Malcolm Goodwin (Izombie)
Beau Knapp (Southpaw)
Lois Smith (The Nice Guys)
Aubrey Joseph (Cloak & Dagger)
Nick Nolte (Hulk)

Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Run All Night (2015)Haunted by his past, former Irish mob enforcer Jimmy “The Gravedigger” Conlon has become an angry drunk. His son Mike, a retired professional boxer who mentors at-risk kids at the local gym, is disgusted by his father’s actions and refuses to call him “Dad” or involve him in the lives of his daughters.Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Run All Night (2015)Jimmy’s old boss and closest friend, Shawn Maguire, rejects an offer to allow the sale of Albanian heroin in his territory. His son Danny, who received a large fee to arrange the deal, is told to return the money or suffer the consequences. Mike, working as a chauffeur, takes the two Albanian creditors to Danny’s house. The deal goes bad once Danny reveals that he does not have the money, and a brief shootout ensues which kills one of the Albanians. The other Albanian, wounded, stumbles out of Danny’s flat and attempts to escape, only to be shot dead by Danny. The events are witnessed by Mike and his mentee Legs and are captured on Legs’ phone. Danny spots them and attempts to kill Mike, but he escapes.Joel Kinnaman and Genesis Rodriguez in Run All Night (2015)Jimmy has Mike promise not to expose Danny, but Mike refuses to listen. As Mike is leaving, Jimmy spots Danny trying to kill his son and shoots him before he can fire. Shawn sends two corrupt police officers to pick up Mike and kill him, but Jimmy rescues him and shoots and kills one of the corrupt cops before taking Mike him to his family. Mike still distrusts his father, but agrees to give him that night to fix the situation. Jimmy meets Shawn and tells him that Danny was about to kill Mike, and that he might have to speak to the N.Y.P.D. about his criminal past. Shawn furiously says that the cops care nothing for Jimmy’s information, and tells Jimmy he will kill Mike and his family, only then letting Jimmy die.Liam Neeson in Run All Night (2015)Jimmy sends Mike’s family to a remote cabin and takes Mike with him to retrieve proof of his innocence, but Andrew Price, an assassin hired by Shawn, intercepts them before they can collect the evidence. Jimmy is able to subdue him, but is wounded. Jimmy later contacts Detective Harding, a cop who has not been able to prove Jimmy’s responsibility for a long list of homicides. Harding says that witnesses claim Mike was the shooter, not Danny, but Jimmy makes a deal with him: he will prove Mike is innocent and then turn himself in with a list of all the people he murdered in his mob career. The two hide at the house of Jimmy’s brother Eddie. An incensed Eddie reveals that Jimmy is loyal only to Shawn — he once killed his own cousin to prevent him testifying against Shawn and will do the same to Mike. Disgusted and unwilling to trust his father, Mike returns to his family. Seeking to end the blood feud, Jimmy attacks Shawn’s hideout and kills him and his gang. At the same time, Legs visits Harding with the video he shot of the murder of the Albanians. Convinced, Harding has the police check the ballistics on Danny’s gun.Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Run All Night (2015)Mike arrives at the cabin and alerts the police to his location. Jimmy soon arrives, and Mike finally introduces him to his grandchildren. Suddenly, Price returns and attacks the cabin, fatally shooting Jimmy and then hunting down Mike. Mike is cornered by Price, but Jimmy kills him at the last second. Mike runs up to Jimmy and finally calls him “Dad”. The police arrive and confirm Legs’ evidence has cleared Mike as Jimmy dies, holding the list of his past victims as promised. In the film’s epilogue, Mike is back working as a boxing trainer and chauffeur and living happily with his wife and daughters. He looks wistfully at a photo of himself and Jimmy from long ago on his dresser before he heads out to his shift.Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Run All Night (2015)This is a very enjoyable film,  The replay value seems to be high with not only the great visuals from the directing angle, but also from the great performances from the actors. Fans of films in general should put this film on on your list to watch, certainly a must see film.

REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD

CAST

Will Smith (Men In Black)
Jared Leto (Urban Legend)
Margot Robbie (the Legend of of Tarzan)
Joel Kinnaman (Robocop)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Jai Courtney (Divergent)
Jay Hernandez (Hostel)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost)
Cara Delevingne (London Fields)
Karen Fukuhara (Stray)
Ike Barinholtz (Bad Neighbors 1 & 2)
Scott Eastwood (The Forger)
Adam Beach (Ice Soldiers)
Ben Affleck (Gone Girl)
Ezra Miller (Trainwreck)
Ted Whittall (Smallville)
David Harbour (The Green Hornet)
Robin Atkin Downes (Babylon 5)
Jim Parrack (Fury)
James McGowan (Bitten)
Common (Wanted)
Kenneth Choi (The Terminal)
In the aftermath of Superman’s death, intelligence officer Amanda Waller assembles Task Force X, a team of dangerous criminals imprisoned at Belle Reve Prison consisting of elite hitman Deadshot, former psychiatrist Harley Quinn, pyrokinetic ex-gangster El Diablo, opportunistic thief Captain Boomerang, genetic mutation Killer Croc, and specialized assassin Slipknot. They are placed under command of Colonel Rick Flag to be used as disposable assets in high-risk missions for the United States government. Each member has a nano bomb implanted in their neck, designed to detonate should any member rebel or try to escape.

One of Waller’s intended recruits is Flag’s girlfriend Dr. June Moone, an archaeologist possessed by a witch-goddess known as the “Enchantress”. Enchantress quickly turns on Waller, deciding to eradicate humankind with a mystical weapon for imprisoning her. She besieges Midway City by transforming its populace into a horde of monsters, and summons her brother to assist her. Waller then deploys the squad to extract a high-profile mark from Midway, which is reported to be under a terrorist attack.

Harley’s homicidal lover, the Joker, finds out about her predicament and tortures Belle Reve Security Officer Griggs into leading him to the facility where the nano bombs are made. There, he blackmails one of the program’s scientists into disabling Harley’s bomb. On approach, the squad’s helicopter is shot down, forcing them to proceed on foot to their target. Boomerang inaccurately convinces Slipknot that the bombs are a ruse to keep them in check; Slipknot attempts to escape and Flag kills him via his nano bomb, while the squad is attacked by Enchantress’ minions. They eventually manage to fight their way through to a safe room, where they learn that their mark is Waller herself, who is attempting to cover up her involvement in Enchantress’ siege.

The squad escorts Waller to a rooftop for extraction, but the arriving helicopter has been hijacked by the Joker and his men, who open fire on the squad while Harley climbs aboard. However, Waller’s men shoot down the helicopter, and Harley falls out while the Joker is presumed dead, after which Harley rejoins the squad. Alerted to Waller’s whereabouts, Enchantress’ minions arrive and kidnap her. Deadshot finds Waller’s confidential files and learns the truth about Enchantress. Flag is then forced to confess the truth, causing the squad members to abandon him. With Waller compromised, Flag relieves the squad of the mission, but chooses to continue. Realizing they have an opportunity to prove themselves, they soon rejoin him and locate Enchantress at a partially-flooded subway station. Killer Croc and a group of Navy SEALs, led by Lieutenant GQ Edwards, go underwater to plant a bomb underneath her brother. El Diablo embraces his abilities and manages to distract Incubus long enough for the bomb to detonate underneath, killing them both as well as Edwards.

The remaining squad members battle Enchantress together, but are ultimately defeated. Enchantress offers to fulfill their deepest desires in exchange for their allegiance, and Harley feigns interest in order to get close enough to cut out Enchantress’s heart. Killer Croc then throws explosives into Enchantress’ weapon and Deadshot shoots them, destroying the device. Flag takes Enchantress’s heart and crushes it, finally freeing June from the curse. Waller, still alive, emerges, and the squad members are returned to Belle Reve with ten years off their sentences. All but Captain Boomerang are allowed special privileges. The Joker, alive and unscathed, breaks into the penitentiary and rescues Harley. In a mid-credits scene, Waller meets with Bruce Wayne, who agrees to protect her from the backlash of Enchantress’s rampage in exchange for access to the government’s files on the expanding metahuman community.Love this film. Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto play there parts amazingly well and the other characters in the film were brilliant too ( but i really wanted to see this film for Harley and Joker and i was not disappointed). A Great introduction for Harley Quinn to the DC Cinematic Universe, with more to come Margot Robbie will  quickly become the definition of Harley Quinn.