New “Suicide Squad” Trailer Makes You Wish It Was August Already
Step aside "Batman vs. Superman", this is the only DC movie I'm interested in seeing this year. And this new trailer shows you why.
The first look we got at the Suicide Squad movie came about 6 months ago from Comic Con, and it didn't really give us that much to go on. Although, it did give us a fantastically creepy rendition of the Bee Gee's "I Started a Joke".
I think we, as an audience, were just excited to even be GETTING footage of the movie at that time that we over looked the fact that the entire thing was mainly this: Viola Davis eating a steak, vague shot of the inside of a prison, Cara Delevingne in a cave, another vague prison shot, multiple random shots of Harley Quinn, and ending it with a close-up of the Joker.
And, while the characters were shown, none of them were introduced. All we got was Margot Robbie hanging upside down, a tattooed guy with a lighter, Will Smith beating the crap out of a punching bag, some guy with a Hannibal Lecter mask, Cara Delevingne in a tub in a cemetery?, a guy with some serious sideburns, a lady with a katana, and a bunch of military dudes.
Most of it was just shots of Harley Quinn and then they ended with the Joker to get us more excited. But all they gave us were B-roll shots, faces with no names, and they said the words "Suicide Squad". 'Tease' accomplished.
The official trailer gives us a bit more. (Although there is still WAY more Harley Quinn than necessary. I know she's a big selling point of the movie...but this is a "team". And she is by no means the leader. And don't even try to use the whole "But this is the first time we'll see a live action version of Harley" excuse. The same applies to Rick Flagg, Slipknot, Enchantress, Killer Croc, and El Diablo and they get significantly less trailer time. If you want to sell me the Suicide Squad, sell me the SQUAD, not just the eye candy. *steps down from soap box*)
And even though I just kinda ripped the teaser trailer a new one and berated the over-use Harley Quinn (I love Harley, don't get me wrong. I just don't like the way they're using her as a ploy to get more fans for the movie. As I previously mentioned.) ...I'm still super excited about this movie. There's just something about anti-heroes with tragic backstories that sucks me in every time!
My personal opinions aside, we get a better introduction of each character, more action shots, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
And if you're still confused about the characters, let me try to break it down for you:
Viola Davis = Amanda Waller.
She controls the Suicide Squad.
Margot Robbie = Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel / Harley Quinn.
"She's just crazy."
Will Smith = Floyd Lawton / Deadshot.
"Guy shoots people."
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje = Waylon Jones / Killer Croc.
"He's a crocodile and he eats people."
Jay Hernandez = Chato Santana / El Diablo.
Cara Delevingne = June Moone / Enchantress.
"Possessed by a witch."
Jai Courtney = George "Digger" Harkness / Captain Boomerang.
Name is self explanatory. Except the boomerangs are super sharp and sometimes they explode...
Joel Kinnaman = Rick Flagg
Appointed leader of the Suicide Squad. And by "leader" I mean "babysitter".
Karen Fukuhara = Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana
Her sword is called "Soultaker". If the wielder of Soultaker is evil, the sword will make that person commit evil acts. Sometimes the sword takes the souls of those it kills and these souls can communicate with the sword wielder.
Adam Beach = Christopher Weiss / Slipknot
Really good with rope. Also has assassin training.
Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on Aug. 5th, 2016.