Suicide Squad: The Movie Review

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!

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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.

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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…

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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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So have you seen it yet? What did you think? Let us know by leaving a comment below of getting in touch via social media.

Our Top 10 Goodies You Need To Smash This Year’s Wedding Season…

It’s true folks! Winter Wedding season is coming! A wonderful time full of fantastic venues, food, friends, family, partying and the odd sore head (you know who you are), the beginning of Summer sees the arrival of many long-awaited events which have taken more time and planning than most full scale military operations.

Of course part of celebrating with your nearest and dearest on their special day is getting to dress up and look your very best. Something which we’re always more than happy to help you with in our own little way.

So! Giving you beautiful guys and gals out there a little sneak peek at some of our favourite items which we think just could complete your look, check out Our Top 10 Goodies You Need To Smash This Year’s Wedding Season

Retro Gamer Cufflinks

It’s all fun and games at your next wedding reception with this totally cool pair of gamer cufflinks! Featuring an iconic gaming design, these are bound to get a smile from your fellow gamer lovers!

Pac-Man Suit with Tie….

What an a-MAZE-ing suit! Featuring the most cult and classic of all arcade games, Pac-Man in a jazzy statement design, this is sure to earn you some cool points on the dance floor and will sure be something people won’t forget on a special day.

DC Comics Photobooth Set

This DC Comics Photobooth Set is SUPER fun! Perfect for adding some extra POW to any Superhero lovers special day.

Retro Gaming Pixels Characters Belt

Up your ‘game’ in this awesome retro, gaming characters belt. A real gamers choice, this beauty will leave you and fellow guests totally pix-elated!

Star Wars Light Saber Tie Slide

This is a subtle yet VERY cool way to show their appreciation for once of the worlds greatest sci-fi phenomenon’s ever, Star Wars! The silver metal tie slide, comes in the form of the weapon of choice, the Light Saber and is presented in a funky box, making it the perfect addition to your wedding get up for sure.

Platinum Plated Simba Outline Lion King Necklace

A childhood classic for many of us, this super simple but super iconic Lion King Simba design is such a great way to keep it classy and keep it retro!

DC Comics Batman Logo Suit With Tie…

Just like Ross in friends, you too can wear Batman’s suit….just perhaps in a slightly more ‘out there’ different way. Covered in the iconic logo, this amazing suit comes with matching tie to really complete the look.

White Gold Plated Small Mickey Mouse Silhouette Stud Earrings

This super cute pair of White Gold Plated Mickey Mouse stud earrings are the perfect accessory for any Disney fan! Simple yet classy don’t you think?

Harry Potter Dobby The House Elf Watch

Let Dobby The House Elf assist you in your timekeeping on the big day with this delightful, official Harry Potter watch! Always good to know just how late the Bride really was huh!

Red And Gold Harry Potter Clutch Bag With Chain…

Add some wizardy glam to your special look with this magnificent clutch bag featuring the Gryffindor logo!

So! Whatever you wear and whatever embarrassing things go down on the big day, we all hope you have a blast and don’t forget to grab some cake!

For all these goodies and so much more, pop on over to to check out our huge range of Jewellery, Funky Suits, accessories and so much more. See you there!


Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (The Review)

The Dawn of the Review

Here at TruffleShuffle we stock what we think is a super range of products, and amongst our expanding collection is of course our Batman v Superman Merchandise.
Because of this our Chief Geek at TruffleTowers ventured out into the dark night to see the battle unfold for himself.

**Just a little note to say that this review contains Spoilers**

What is Batman v Superman?

If you have been hiding from the comic book boom that is flying around, this is the latest movie in the DC line-up. Batman and Superman are taking their positions ready for what was anticipated to be a showdown of super proportions.

Is there a story to it?

Yes, there is a story, however it is rather disjointed in places (lots of quick changing between locations, dreams and time zones), making it potentially hard to follow for non die hard fans.

If you haven’t seen “Man of Steel” there are certainly areas of the film that will not make sense.

Man of Steel: In Short

This was the origin story for Superman, you get to see how Kal-El came to Earth, how he grew up and became the Man of Steel.

During this film an escaped convict from Superman’s home planet comes to Earth, this escaped convict is General Zod.

Long story short, Superman and Zod end up leveling/decimating/anihilating/destroying (heck insert any word for total destruction) the city of Metropolis. SPOILER: Superman wins and destroys Zod….queue Lois Lane and Superman becoming an item and roll credits.

But what is this story about?

Whilst Superman and Zod were destroying most of Metropolis, Bruce Wayne was racing to Wayne Tower to do what he could to help his staff. Unfortunately he gets there just in time to watch helplessly as his building is leveled.

Believing that someone helpful from another planet (Superman) could potentially turn nasty in the future, Batman decides that the only right thing he can do is destroy the Man of Steel.

Insert into the plot a healthy dose of the public questioning the motivation behind superheroes, mix in the public misunderstanding their intentions and you end up with quite a good concept.

Lex Luthor was potentially the most annoying character in the film (this was apparently his rushed origin story as well). He wants to create weapons to destroy Kryptonians / find people with abilities (Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Flash) / set Batman up to fight Superman / manipulate Superman (by kidnapping Martha Kent and Lois Lane) and generally play with things he doesn’t understand.

Batman and Superman go to head to head whilst Lex brings General Zod back to life by playing with Alien technology, the result is a very powerful creature called Doomsday.

Doomsday starts destroying Metropolis. This results in Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman working together to destroy Doomsday.

Superman is fatally wounded by Doomsday as he deals the final blow.

Batman and Wonder Woman discuss how they need to get a team together to deliver Justice.

What were the highlights?

Batman: Ben Affleck (AKA Batfleck) wasn’t that bad a Batman, the script didn’t help him in the slightest, but still he put in a very strong appearance.

Wonder Woman: Not much to say other than the fact that she simply put in a blinding performance, the Wonder Woman movie is one that I am looking forward to.

DC introduces: As you will see / hear DC are heating up ready for a Justice League movie (This was is “Dawn of Justice”……..bit of a hint), during Batman v Superman you are introduced to Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and Flash.

– Batman v Superman: The actual fight scene between these two giants was actually well done, Batman has Kryptonite gas, Superman gets weakened and it is a pretty even fight.

– Batman v Supergoons: Once Batman and Superman realise that their mums have the same name they become Super-friends. At this point Batman takes out a warehouse full of armed guards where Martha Kent is being held. He does this in what can only be described as a level out of the Arkham game series, for those who haven’t seen the game series it involves stealth, gadgets and pure skill.

Superman Returns: At the end of the film Superman paid the ultimate price and was buried in a coffin………however the last second of the film shows that Superman may just be back again for Justice League.

What were the lowlights?

– Superman “The Monster”: Most of the scenes where you find Superman you will find destruction and death, in total there must have been around 5 minutes of Superman showing any sign of Humanity.

– Lois Lane: Magically decided to retrieve the Kryptonite weapon when she didn’t have a clue about the existence of Doomsday.

– Martha Mad: The reason that Batman and Superman stop fighting is because they both have mums called Martha, alternatively Batman realises Superman has a mum. Either way this moment of revelation stops the fight instantly.

– Jumpy Scenes: There was a lot of jumping from one scene to another……and then into Batman’s dream scenes. At times it was disjointed and irrelevant to do so.

Runtime: The runtime was 2 Hours and 31 Minutes!!!!

What did you think about it?

Well honestly I thought it was a very visually pleasing but very dark film (not just the story, the actual colours used as well). That doesn’t mean it was a bad film though!!!

Batman v Superman is the creation of a world where every action has seismic collateral damage, where not only life is lost, but where the superhero loses a sense of who they are. This leads to a very dark and gritty film (that we would expect from Snyder and his cynicism).

To finish off it may not have been the best entry for DC (especially when you compare it to the Marvel Cinematic Universe), however it opens the way to:

– A Batman prequel movie (well a potential prequel to BvS)

– Wonder Woman movie (2017 release) [IMDB]

– Justice League movie (2017 Release) [IMDB]

It is a gateway film to what is an ever expanding DC Universe and for that reason it is worth a watch.

TruffleShuffle gives it 3 Chunks out of 5.

Batman V Superman Out This FRIDAY! Are You Ready??

Whenever the great movie gods reveal and amazing new adventure from one of the top superheroes, it’s a pretty big deal right? We’ll imagine getting to see something from the likes of Batman, Superman AND Wonder Woman all rolled into one full throttle, action-packed adventure! Imagine no more because this is reality!

Now… this is probably no huge surprise to many of you (unless you’ve been living underground for the last few years….if so…welcome back! The Kardashians are still a thing and Leo finally bagged an Oscar), but perhaps one of THEEE most anticipated films of recent times is just days away and we’re pretty gosh darn excited!

So what’s it all about?? Well…. fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman at each others throats, a new threat known as Doomsday, created by Lex Luthor might force them to put aside their differences to help save Metropolis. Take a peep at this trailer for a slice of the action.


So! Are you ready? Here at Truffle Towers, to help us get into the swing of things and make sure we’re looking the part for our staff cinema trip, we’ve been feasting on all our latest and greatest Superhero TShirts and accessories. Check out some of our favourite items from this huge range….

Batman V Superman Merchandise


Biff! Crash! POW! New Superhero Goodies Now In!

2016 certainly is the year of the Superhero! With sooooo many amazing films featuring some of the most iconic heroes ever coming our way in just a few months, we’re getting fully geared up and ready to rock with yet even more amazing new Superhero Merchandise that’s just sat ready to be snatched up.

You really can’t beat the classics and our funky new range of Superhero bags prove just that! Featuring some of the most adored heroes ever, complete your look with one of these clutch bags with chains or our butt-kicking Wonder Woman wallet…

More bling than a Kardashian’s Christmas tree! Add some POW! factor to any look with the help of our fab new range of Superhero Jewellery including necklaces and chokers. Are you a Superman, Wonder Woman or Batman babe?
Are you ready for the year of the Superhero? Pick up something from these amazing new arrivals or the rest of our simply huuuuge range of DC comics and Marvel goodies and start revealing your inner hero in style.