The Suicide Squad is a grotesque, grisly, jingoistic state-sponsored horror show propagandising US foreign policy in Latin America | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

The Suicide Squad is a grotesque, grisly, jingoistic state-sponsored horror show propagandising US foreign policy in Latin America

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is the latest superhero military propaganda vehicle, courtesy of the Pentagon’s Hollywood office. The result is a cynical, bloody glamorisation of US black ops in Central and South America.

The Suicide Squad is struggling at the pandemic-affected box office but has met with acclaim from critics and praise from audiences who have been largely starved of tentpole movies over the last couple of years. Despite its R-rating, ultra-violent visuals and the preponderance of depressing monologues where the various squad members outline their miserable backstories, it looks on course to be one of the best received movies of 2021.

What is missing from the endless commentary about The Suicide Squad is that the movie was supported by the US military, having won their approval with a storyline about a mostly American team of ruffians and criminal reprobates invading a small island. While a handful of reviewers have noted details such as “military vehicles and dozens of uniformed extras”, the Pentagon’s involvement in this blockbuster has gone completely unreported by the mainstream media.

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The good news is that the film is a box-office dud.

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