New Suicide Squad Trailer Review
The new Suicide Squad trailer came out on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, and it is pretty darn good. I do however have a few problems with it, and they mainly circle around Harley Quinn.
To start things off, I think the song choice they made for this trailer is perfect. I think it matched the pace of the footage nicely. It picked up the pace, and fell at just the right moments.
The first Harley scene in this trailer is gold. It reminded me of someone who just finished putting hair dye in, and their sitting there waiting for the dye to settle before they can rinse it out. And to pass the time, they watch tv, or in Harley’s case, read a book if you don’t have access to a television, while sipping at a nice hot cup of tea. That what it seemed like she was doing. Also for someone who is in prison, she has some nice curls going on.
However I’m still on the fence if I like this Harley Quinn. I will admit, I am not an expert on DC Comic book characters like some people, but I did do some research on the character, by watching, Batman: Assault on Arkham and her episodes on Batman; The animated series, and reading her origin story ‘Mad Love’ and half of one of her comics, Harley Quinn Vol. 1. But I will admit, comic books are not my cup of tea, but from what I did read, I enjoyed. From what I’ve heard and read, there are different versions of the character, and that Suicide Squad Harley might better resemble a video game version of her.
But as a casual fan, when I watch the trailer, both comic con trailer, and official trailer, I’m still not completely sold. The shorts seem a little ridiculous to me, I know she does sport a similar pair, though red and black I do believe, in some (or all) of the comics, but movie Harley just isn’t pulling them off. They outfit as a whole, sometimes even reminds me of a gangster look, for lack of a better term. With the short shorts, spiked bracelets, big chunky necklace, and the slightly puffy jacket. Safe to say I don’t like the look. The hair and makeup are quite nice though. Another problem I have, is that Margot Robbie/Harley Quinn, isn’t particular funny. So far, every ‘joke’ that I’ve heard her say, hasn’t been particularly funny. It feels like they’re making Harley a ditzy blonde who knows nothing. But from what I’v seen of Harley from the Animated Series and Assault on Arkhum, Harley always seemed to be in tuned to what was going on, and always had a sense of humor, that could make you laugh. Or at least chuckle. Unfortunately I don’t get that feeling with this Harley Quinn. I hope it’s just the because of what we’re being allowed to see in the trailer, and they’re saving the really good stuff for the movie.
The logo design for this trailer is brilliant and visually pleasing to look at. The colours and neon light display was a great choice, and whosever choice it was to make this, is a genius. The mall hall and subway scenes looked spectacularly creepy, and it makes me wonder who or what, it is that the Squad could be fighting. It seemed that they showed a scene, possibly of Killer Croc, seeing how the doctors seemed to back up when he was being rolled in, getting ready to have his nano bomb implanted. Which was awesome. Speaking of Killer Croc, he looks good. HIs body makeup is incredible, and seeing as the actor was willing to wear all that makeup, fantastic. He looks amazing. Even El Diablo and his producing fire ability looks pretty cool. These two seem like someone you definitely wouldn’t want to mess with.
Will Smith’s joke about him being recruited to join the team, comparing it to being like cheerleading tryouts, was great. It was the only joke, that an actor said, that actually made me laugh. Or give a slight giggle. But Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang really stole the show. He was fantastic. From the beginning when he was yelling at the guard to let him out, to him climbing out of the bag and trying to punch his way out, to him sneaking a beer, because everything was probably getting a little too intense and he needed a drink. He had a lot of great moments in this new trailer. Much more then in the comic con one. Even Cara Delevinge as Enchantress looked better then she did in them last trailer. Even though she was practically non existent in that trailer. But she did look much better.
Katana’s sword scene was awesome. It seemed as if her sword was taking in a soul, possibly from someone she has just killed. My guess, possibly someone from the Squad. Maybe someone will go rogue and tried to escape or kill Rick Flag, who she is there to protect. But the cloud of skulls seeping into her sword was a neat special effect.
I know a lot of people might disagree, but I’m quite excited to see how Jared Leto as the Joker. From what I’ve seen in the trailers, he seems to be doing a nice job. However I still don’t like the damaged tattoo on his forehead. That is one characteristic I can not get behind. But it seems to be quite faint, so maybe we won’t have to see it that much, or at all. But his trailer clips do seem to be pretty well done, and I’m excited to see his portrayal in the movie. As well as his involvement in Harley Quinn’s origin story. Those shots were very intriguing. Especially with him jumping down into the acid barrels, and resurfacing with harley in his arms. The ink from his and her shirts, almost seems to create a heart around them, which is cute, but it is know why an excuse to use in saying they were meant to be, and are the perfect couple. Considering the abuse Harley goes through at the hands of the Joker.
I really did like this trailer, and I am super hyped for this movie, but the down side, is that it doesn’t come out until August 5. And that is not for another seven months. But what are we going to do?
Let me know what you guys think of this new trailer, or anything you feels towards the Suicide Squad movie. Or your opinions of the characters. Please feel free to share your thought with me, but please remember to be respectful, and that these are my opinions. It is perfectly okay if you want to express yours, and I want to hear them, just be kind about it.
Suicide Squad hits theatres August 5, 2016.