Sometimes a movie captures the zeitgeist of the times. Our times are increasingly edgy, disjointed, cynical, with no one sure what is going to be happening next, except that normal rules no longer apply. So what better metaphor for that than a darkly humorous, psychotically paced movie about violent criminals released from prison to combat an even worse menace, all the while controlled by a sociopath government agent. The deeply satisfying mayhem in the movie makes Jason Bourne looks like a boy scout.
Sure, the movie is flawed. So are our times. Zeitgeist.
Harley Quinn: What was that? I should kill everyone and escape? Sorry, it’s the voices. Ahaha, I’m kidding! That’s not what they really said.
Griggs: If he kills me, shoot him and then clear my browser cache.