, now in theaters and in , is a raucous adventure packed with righteous action, glorious blood, and a sick sense of humor. You don’t want the last DC comic book movie to end, but if this movie proves anything, it’s that it all ends and everyone dies. And on that cheery note, what’s going on in that ending?
The Suicide Squad 2021 sequel / reboot is a rugged, side-split and surprisingly clever supervillain game,. It builds to an astonishing violent climax (and a setting up a new ). Here’s everything you need to know about how the 2021 Suicide Squad climaxes.
Interdimensional echinoderm Starro the conqueror It is found floating in space by American astronauts, and when the United States government wants to study the creature, they hide it on the friendly South American island of Corto Maltese. Starro is incarcerated in Jotunheim, a haven for fugitive Nazis after World War II that becomes a black site off the books. In a win-win deal, the Maltese government makes dissidents, journalists and political rivals disappear in Jotunheim. And when they are sucked into Starro’s zombie army, the Thinker experiments horribly with them.
Having been incarcerated for decades, it’s no wonder Starro rips the Thinker limb by limb and rages at the end of the film. General Suarez, dictator of Corto Maltesiano, just had time to watch his army get wiped out before an alien starfish hits him in the face and turns into another star-crossed zombie. Back at the palace, his fellow generals enjoy taking charge for about three seconds before being struck down by the resistance. Ultimately, Suárez voices Starro’s only line of dialogue in the film, about being happy floating in space.
Starro was originally created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, and first appeared in DC’s Brave and the Bold comic in 1960. That silver age comic also marked the first appearance of the Justice League super-team from America.
Starro’s rampage ends with Harley Quinn, who makes good on the promise of Javelin’s last words in the opening sequence. She uses her javelin to pierce Starro’s eye, allowing Ratcatcher II to direct the rats of the city to Starro’s brain. Harley floats on the guts and enjoys the beauty of a giant alien brain that is being gnawed to pieces by a horde of rats.
If there is a moral to this story, it is this. We already saw Ratcatcher’s father, a drug addict, who in a useless and miserable way. But at the film’s climax, a flashback sees him gently explaining to his little daughter that rats are universally despised, but if such humble creatures have a purpose, so must we. The Suicide Squad is an abject group despised by society, but they find love. and connection and ultimately save the world.
The film ends with a joke: the first member of the squad to die, Weasel, survives. Having drowned before the beach massacre, he wakes up and runs into the jungle.
But he’s not the only surprise survivor: Peacemaker does too, and according to thehe too is about to save the world. That story will be told in an HBO Max TV series written by Gunn and starring Cena, which is expected in early 2021.
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