Which team do you prefer? 8
1st Team (1) 13%
2nd Team (4) 50%
A combination of different characters between the two (3) 38%
Disclaimer: I did enjoy the movie and feel like it's one of DC's bests
I feel like the 1st team they showed was a lot more interesting than the actual team, even if they died almost immediately and were essentially a joke. In their short time, Weasel, Savant, Boomerang, TDK, and Blackguard were way more funny and/or interesting than the majority of the main cast. I think they leaned more into the ridiculousness that the movie required while a lot of the main characters were either too serious or just lacked enough character to match what the movie needed. Ratcatcher and Polka-Dot Man in particular were disappointing as they had such strange powers but their personalities fell flat for me and weren't half of interesting/strange as they could've been. Bloodsport also would've worked better as the straight man if so many characters weren't already so "normal". And as much as I like King Shark, Weasel would've been the superior weird animal member and more unique in comparison to what essentially feels like aggressive Groot.
I also think some the characters and their dynamics just felt like combinations of already established Marvel characters and weren't exactly original. A lot of the movie felt like if you combined Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool. I think they did this to play it safe after what a failure the first movie was because they were essentially recreating a formula and characters that are known to do well.
Ultimately I find the characters they should've dropped and replaced with characters from the 1st team: Ratcatcher, Peacemaker, Polka-Dot Man, Flag (another straight man (and frankly bland) character in which should be a very strange movie). And once again, despite liking King Shark he should've been replaced with Weasel as I think that would've been more interesting and not feel so much like rehash of Groot
I think I would like to see Savant take Peacemaker's role as an antagonist to the Bloodsport but maybe I'm biased because I love Rooker playing the antagonist. The 1st team also had a better comedy dynamic and I feel like they played off eachother's/movie's humor better which would benefit a comedic movie like this one. It almost feels disappointing to meet a cast I like so much and then replace them with one that for the most part I don't care for
In a lot of ways it felt like another Harley Quinn (who I love and I believe carried a lot of the movie) and crew movie as a lot of the cast wouldn't stand on their own and were ultimately not that interesting. Which is a shame because I think Ratcatcher and Polka-Dot Man could've been super fun and if they were written better, I think would make my "revised cast."
Overall though, I did enjoy the movie and would watch it again. I just think they could've made it way better