Thursday, January 21, 2016

New trailer for 'Suicide Squad' is pure brilliance

This is a very big year for Warner Bros., and especially for DC. Man of Steel kicked off the new DC Cinematic Universe in 2013 with mixed results, but this is really the year where DC will have to prove themselves as a competitor to Marvel, the studio that is currently THE name in comic book movies. Marvel is set to have a big year in their own right, with the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War and the Benedict Cumberbatch-starred standalone flick Doctor Strange. But for the first time in a while, they won't be on their own. DC is kicking off their connected universe in March with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will bring together the two iconic heroes for the first time. The trailers for Zack Snyder's epic superhero smackdown have drawn mixed reviews, leading some fans to approach the film with trepidation. Same can be said for DC's other 2016 offering, David Ayer's villainous team-up Suicide Squad. Bringing together classic anti-heroes and straight-up villains like Deadshot, Harley Quinn and The Joker, Suicide Squad is the big unknown of the year. Will audiences embrace this group of misfit characters like they did with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy? Or will Suicide Squad be an off-the-wall bomb? The first trailer enticed audiences with a good look at many fan favorite characters, but many were still skeptical. But after Tuesday's premiere of the second trailer, many of those fears were put to rest. Check it out for yourself below.

Remember what I said last week about the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane being one of the best pieces of studio marketing I'd seen in a very long time? Well, I've found a better trailer. I was already pretty excited for Suicide Squad- after all, it was my #7 most anticipated film of 2016. However, if I had seen this trailer before making my list, there's a good chance that DC's superhero team-up would have been much higher on my list. Whoever cut this trailer and whoever had the idea to set it to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" deserves all of the money in the world. Seriously. This is one of the best-edited trailers in years and I absolutely adore the tone that it strikes. With just one trailer, Warner Bros. has shown us that their most unique property yet will be sadistically funny, but also filled with spectacular action. Everything about this movie looks terrific. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is an awesome bit of casting, Jared Leto's Joker is very intriguing and heck, even Jai Courtney looks good here. I've watched this trailer countless times since its debut on Tuesday night. It's that good. I really can't wait for Suicide Squad. If DC gets this right, I'll be officially sucked into their cinematic universe.

Suicide Squad is directed by David Ayer, stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Cara Delevingne, Ike Barinholtz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Jim Parrack and Jay Hernandez and will debut on August 5, 2016. I'm pretty hyped for this one. Don't let me down guys.

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