I do love that they have all these super powered characters and then just SOME WOMAN with a baseball bat, it's so stupid The only place she's REALLY worked for me was in the old Batman animated series.
It does feel like they're just beating a dead horse at this point. I know people felt James Gunn would always have done a better job of this (and based on the reviews, he has) but I don't sense the demand was ever that huge for it to be re-done. Particularly after the Harley Quinn movie tanked a couple of years ago. Just let it die!
that said the DCEU def feels like it's just treading water until The Batman finally comes out (still not 'til 2022!), but a little while ago it seemed utterly dead in the water so I'm sure they'll be happy enough to at least have well received movies coming out.
Despite my moaning above, this was reasonably good fun really, for what it was. Definitely a vast improvement on the first iteration - not that that's a particularly high bar.
I'll never really be into the nihilistic tone of these things, the absolutely relentless death and violence just numbs the impact for me. But I get that that might be more of a me problem.
I also wasn't fond of the rather JARRING shift in tone in the last third. It works best a live action cartoon for me, when it started trying to 'say something' and also seemed to expect you to actually CARE about some of these ridiculous characters, it kinda lost me.
For me Harley Quinn was one of the worst things about it though. It's not really Margot Robbie's fault, I just find the character so totally one-note and annoying. It's the same schtick for three movies in a row - like Austin Powers or something. The joke just doesn't bear that much repetition.