Suicide Squad

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Well fear not! Here is a handy run down of some selected top notch gifts for the super special him or her in your life. These are guaranteed winners we assure you.

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Valentine’s Gifts For Him

If your chap makes your heart go POW POW POW, why not super-ise him with this edgy Batman Graffiti Tee (Shhh it’s only £9.99 too – you can’t put a price on love, ahem…)

If your guy keeps his pecs in tip top condition and the gym is his go to hangout on a Friday night, our best-selling Mr Protein Shake Mug is THE gift we just know he’ll love!

Re-claim the power and appeal to the 80′s child with this magnificently nostalgic He-Man T-Shirt.

Valentine’s Gifts For Her
For all those pampered princesses or gals with attitude, this intense Harley Quinn Daddy’s Lil Monster Tee (Designed to look just like the one worn by Margot Robbie in the Suicide Squad Movie) is a natural winner!

Why not warm her heart with this Ello, Come Inside For A Cup Of Tea Mug exclusively available at yours truly – TruffleShuffle.com! A must have for any Labyrinth fan.

Give your perfect pal the gift of dreamy loveliness with this scrumptious Care Bears Vintage Tee and wait for the big snuggly bear hugs to follow.

Whatever your big day brings, we all hope you have a fantastic day with your special someone or besties!

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Suicide Squad: The Movie Review

by James on August 8, 2016

Critics haven’t been kind to Suicide Squad, but I’ve been looking forward to this film for so long that I wasn’t about to let them dampen my spirits. As a lifelong fan of comics I’ve always had a soft spot for a well crafted super villain and this is a film that’s bursting with them!

picture by Warner Bros

At the centre of the story is Amanda Waller, a ruthless government official who has spent years tracking down and imprisoning the worst criminal offenders the DC universe has to offer, with the goal to create a “suicide squad”, a crack team of super-powered soldiers that can be dispatched to combat any new terror attacks, after the events of Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman.

picture by Warner Bros

The squad comprises of lesser known villains from DC’s roster, especially characters that have rumbled with the likes of Batman and The Flash over the years, and although you may not be familiar with all the characters, it doesn’t make them any less compelling. The standout performance belongs to actress Margot Robbie as the scene-stealing Harley Quinn, and despite having no real super powers of her own she kicks ass like the best of them, with her unhinged sense of humour providing a much needed dose of fun. The same sadly can’t be said for Jared Leto, who plays Harley’s love interest (and easily DC’s most recognisable supervillain), The Joker. Neither sinister nor funny, it’s a relief that Leto’s gurning version of the Clown Prince has only a minor role in the film as a whole, and it’s timely a reminder of what a hard act Heath Ledger must be to follow…

picture by Warner Bros

The other squad members were a mix of fun and fails: Will Smith as the gunslinging hitman Deadshot was perfect blockbuster stuff, dropping one-liners like a pro but also serving as the emotional core of the film, as the squad occasionally struggle with what it means to be a bad guy. Jai Courtney’s beer-swilling thug Captain Boomerang will probably make a few Aussie eyes roll, but Courtney was a hoot all the same. The other team members are a mixed bag and the film struggles to portion out screen time well, with characters like Katana barely registering amid the whirlwind of action and punchlines. Cara Delevingne as the mysterious Enchantress is probably the biggest misfire on show; the character seems awkwardly one dimensional, and throughout the whole film I just couldn’t shake off the image of a supermodel that’s a bit of a party animal, and who’s probably a load of fun to have a few drinks with!

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The film gets off to a great start by introducing all the characters in a punchy, fast-paced montage reminiscent of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and there’s bags of personality to make it feel fresh and different. However, the second half of the film falls back into the well-trodden superhero territory of recent years, with the tone switching gears to Christopher Nolan-style grimness and not a lot of laughs, a nonsense doomsday plot and murky action sequences where it’s hard to see what’s actually going on; top it off with a bit of a dud ‘final boss’ and I was left not really sure what to make of it.

After seeing the film’s trailer, with all its crazy posturing, violent visuals and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, I was expecting something much more fun. Suicide Squad has drawn a lot of comparisons to recent comic book movies like Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy, and while those films prove that you can blend kick-ass action with handfuls of belly laughs, Suicide Squad ultimately fell a little short.

Final Score 7/10

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Calling all you superher… no wait….superVILLAIN fans! Possibly THEEEE most hugely anticipated films to hit the big screens in recent years, the upcoming epic Suicide Squad is promising to be one of the most action-packed and all out crazy (pretty much literally) films for as long as we dare remember and it’s really not hard to see why! Take a peep…

Packed with some of the most cunning and dastardly villains which seem to be popping straight out of the comic books at an alarming rate, Suicide Squad will see Harley Quinn, The Joker, Enchantress, Deadshot, El Diablo, Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Katana, and begin working for the government, using their specialist skills as ‘Task Force X’ in exchange for some leniency in their lengthy prison sentences.

Here to cause havoc and sure to have the site a buzz with eager fans, why not flaunt your inner demons with our seriously cool new Suicide Squad TShirts from just £11.99!

Daddy’s Lil Monster Suicide Squad Varsity T-Shirt

As seen on Margot Robbie who plays Harley Quinn in the hotly anticipated movie Suicide Squad, this is going to be THE tee to be seen in this Summer! Featuring the slogan Daddy’s Lil Monster, the varsity style top is super flattering and a must have for any mischievous ladies!

Suicide Squad Logo T-Shirt

This awesome tee features the logo for one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year. Hot off the press, this is a must have for any DC Comics fan for sure!

Suicide Squad Poster T-Shirt

Featuring this amazing movie poster design, this awesome skulls style tee pays homage to the whole gang and is sure to put a smiiiile on fellow fans faces.

Suicide Squad Exploding Bomb Ringer T-Shirt

This tee is the bomb! Literally! Sporting the classic Suicide Squad logo complete with a classic bomb symbol, this design pretty much sums up the movie….explosive!

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As you may have guessed here at TruffleTowers, we like our Movies! Okay maybe just a touch more than ‘like’.

To help feed our passion for the big screen and keep you bang up to date with the latest goings on in the movie world, I will be trying to give you a regular rundown of trailers have have been released that tickle our interest and might just tickle yours too.

So! Check out some of the latest sneak peaks that have just hit the internet….

BFG

Truffle Thoughts: We are incredibly excited for the remake of the classic by Roald Dahl, Directed by Steven Spielberg and Produced by Disney!!! Pretty much a dream team for film greatness or what? Also….is the BFG Bristolian?
A few of us are getting into the retro already with our fab range of BFG Merchandise.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer is showing us that a little rebellion is in the air and we may just be forced to watch this on release day (#sorrynotsorry). Until then we have our classic Star Wars Tees and accessories to keep us entertained!

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Suicide Squad

Truffle Thoughts: This film definitely looks like it won’t be child friendly, however it is beginning to look like DC have a winner on their hands with some amazing action and all out winner cast. It is Harley a Quinn-cidence that we are excited! (too far?)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Truffle Thoughts: We aren’t sure if we can wait until November for this magical adventure! This trailer has started to expand on what we can expect, it may not be set at Hogwarts but we think we wouldn’t wand to miss it.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer apart from making us hungry has us oozing with memories of our childhoods watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the floor in front of the telly. So glad to see these dudes are still rocking it and keeping kids and big kids everywhere in on their adventures.

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So there you have them folks! What are you most excited to see out of these choice few? OR perhaps there is something we missed? Let us know by leaving a comment below. ALSO! Don’t forget to get ahead of the trend and snap up some of our official Movie merchandise including many items from these very licences! See you there….

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Can you believe it’s time for another one of these?! Each year just flies past quicker than the last, but each year we gain even more amazing films to add to our collection and we sure hope the fun never ends!

As big movie lovers (does our huge range of Movie Merchandise make that pretty obvious? Darn!) we really love getting to see some of the best characters ever created once again hit the big screen in always bigger, more exciting and of course more and more detailed and realistic effects than ever before.

2016 is quickly shaping up to be yet another amazing year with some really breath taking and massively anticipated films being released into the wild. So what can we expect from 2016? Well…. it turns out a whoooooole lot.

Take a peep at some of our top films to watch out for in 2016….

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Pretty much as good as life gets! Certainly not your average action-packed superhero film (if there is such a thing?), 2016 will of course bring us this huuuugely anticipated and debated Batman v Superman film! Now those of you who caught the epic 2013 Man of Steel would have perhaps noticed just how much carnage Superman caused, well it seems this sort of chaos certainly caught the eye of Batman himself. Fearing Superman may be out of control, Batman steps in to put it to a stop causing mankind to begin to decide just what sort of hero has a place in our world. With a new and very real threat from Lex Luthor, can Superman and Batman put aside their differences to save the world once again? – Coming March 25th.

Ghostbusters

It’s back folks! Yep ever since Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore very first hit our screens back in 1984, we’ve been in love with everything and anything Ghostbusters. Toys, bags, tees, figures…. we had the lot! Getting a revamp for 2016, this new Ghostbusters sees and all female crew taking on yet more mysterious goings on which is sure to be packed with the humour we know and love from this franchise. Hitting our screens on July 15th, fire up the Ecto-1!

Captain America: Civil War

Love a superhero combo? 2016 is the year for you! The next Captain America movie extravaganza will see the man himself clash heads with the mighty Tony Stark AKA…..Iron Man. Sure to be an amazing duel between fire and ice, Civic War will surely see both sides pull out all the stops to fight their corner. Anything Captain America and certainly anything Iron Man makes us giddier than a kid at Christmas so this is sure to have us on the edge of our seats from the get go. Exciting! – Coming 29th April

Deadpool

This is huge! For as long as we can remember, Deadpool has been one of our favourite characters to have ever been created! Set to be such a perfect mix of humour and butt-kicking action, Deapool sees a former US special forces member who has become more of a mercenary be part of a rogue experiment (always the way huh, when will they learn?) which gives him an amazing ability to heal in no time from any injury. With his new no fear attitude, his alter ego Deadpool is created and becomes his best chance for revenge against the man who nearly destroyed his life. Bring this one on! – Released February 10th.

Star Trek Beyond

There is no denying, the last Star Trek back in 2009 was simply AMAZING! From the cast and plot to the special effects and lens flare madness, this new series of films have really thrown Star Trek into the laps of many movie lovers and has gone such a long way to acquire a new generation of Trekkies. Hitting our screens on 22nd of July, we hope to see yet another amazing adventure with some of the best names and faces on the big screen. – On our screens 22nd July.

Zoolander 2

Despite being released back in 2001 (a whopping 15 years ago!), we’re pretty sure at least once a day we reference or quote something from this absolute comedy classic. When we first caught wind that the old team would be once again hitting the catwalk and busting out some Blue Steel action, it was like the movie gods had listened to our prayers! The story follows the dashing two as they try to uncover and stop an evil conspiracy which is working to kill the most really, really, ridiculously good looking people in the world. Cannot wait!  – Out February 12th

X-Men: Apocalypse

It’s powers galore in 2016! Yes we will be treated to another action-packed adventure with the X-Men, this time we will see their fight against the very first mutant who has re-appeared with just one aim in mind…..complete extinction of the world. Packed with more famous faces than the guest list of the Golden Globes (almost), this is sure to be one to watch. – Out 19th May.

The Legend of Tarzan

The oldies are the best! One of the most iconic characters ever, Tarzan is back! With an amazing new look thanks to some incredible special effects (and no….the abs are real!), this upcoming new Tarzan film looks like just what this tale has been looking for. Having acclimated to his new life in London, Tarzan is called back to the jungle to help investigate and stop some devastating mining activity. Has the damage already been done and can he stop the jungle becoming just another victim of the modern world? Find out on the 8th of July.

The Jungle Book

It’s re-vamp ahoy! Yep another classic tale is getting a little face lift as 2016 sees Disney icon The Jungle Book hit the big screen once again. With a tale any self-respecting Disney fan will know and love, this 2016 edition will follow and orphan who is released into the jungle, only to find comfort and security in the most unlikely of creatures including wolves, a bear, a snake and black panther. Catch it on April 15th.

So there they are folks! Any films you’re really looking forward to seeing in 2016 that aren’t on our list? Shout them out below….

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