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Despite receiving harsh criticism from critics and at least half of the fans who watched it, Suicide Squad went on to be a certifiable success and August champion. Breaking several box offices records, the film finally gave the DCEU a win, at least as far as money is concerned. Now with awards season on the horizon, the blockbuster has announced that it is in the running for an impressive award...it just doesn't have anything to do with the movie. Suicide Squad has been nominated for five Grammy's.
The news was shared via the Suicide Squad Instagram account, which announced that the movie had gotten five Grammy nominations. The nominations are for a variety of categories for the soundtrack as a whole and individual singles. The categories include Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Medium; Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Song Written for Visual Medium for "Heathen" by Twenty One Pilots; and Best Song Written for Visual Medium for "Purple Lamborgini" by Skrillex and Rick Ross.
Indeed, the soundtrack for Suicide Squad got a lot of attention leading up to the film's release. The film's trailers were cut to popular pop songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody" promising a fun, action-heavy movie that was taking clear inspiration from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. These trailers were so good, in fact, that Warner Bros. panicked and hired the company that cut them to edit their own version of the movie, resulting in a final product with inconsistent tone and pace. But it had those songs, though!
In all seriousness, the soundtrack in Suicide Squad is very good. But there's no consistency of music in Suicide Squad, with songs having no emotional relevance to the plot other than than sounding cool. Honest Trailers recently said it best; it's a "soundtrack that feels like you're scanning through a radio dial." They have no place other than they are popular songs or they mildly have something to do with being a bad guy. That being said, "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilot is pretty damn good.
Music -- like all things that are discussed on this website -- is subjective, so I'll just let this music video for "Purple Lamborgini" speak for itself. If nothing else, it makes some interesting choices.
Suicide Squad isn't perfect, but at least it has a cool soundtrack- which you can listen to whenever you want.