Video essay: Suicide Squad is a master class in awful film editing


Suicide Squad was a hot mess for so many reasons. The primary problem was the film’s slapdash construction. From its painfully on-the-nose soundtrack to its multiple and redundant character intros, Suicide Squad went from a potentially entertaining antihero movie to a KFC Famous Bowl of dreck.

Honest Trailers got brutally honest about the movie, but here’s a much more in-depth video essay from Folding Ideas that dissects Suicide Squad in terms of film editing. It’s long and insightful and you might even learn something.

Give it a watch and share your thoughts below.

The Art of Editing and Suicide Squad

[via Folding Ideas on YouTube]

Hubert Vigilla
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