Contains spoilers for “The Suicide Squad”
With “Guardians of the Galaxy,” director James Gunn introduced the world to a bunch of D-list comic book characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Now that “The Suicide Squad,” also directed by Gunn, is out for the world to see, it’s clear as day to see he’s done the same thing with characters from DC who have never gotten much love. Today, as you scroll through social media, you’ll find a plethora of fans talking about how nice King Shark (Sylvester Stallone) looks while expressing the utmost sympathy for the heart of the newest DC film — Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior).
From the moment Ratcatcher 2 is introduced as an excessively sleepy inmate of Belle Reve, she’s instantly relatable. She may be a criminal, but from the way she tries to befriend King Shark, it’s clear she has a good heart deep down, even if she hasn’t always made the best choices. Her arc ends with her summoning an army of rats to take down Starro, which is intercut with a surprisingly emotional flashback of the antihero with her father, the original Ratcatcher (Taika Waititi). It’s easy to get caught up in the moment with tears streaming down your face, but there’s something about everything that transpires in the finale that doesn’t quite add up.