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Suicide Squad Trailer #3

9 Submitted by on Mon, 11 April 2016, 16:59

For those of you who were unaware (like myself), the MTV Movie Awards were held last night, and along with the premiere of many new clips and trailers for upcoming films, a new full-length trailer for Warner Bros. and DC’s Suicide Squad also debuted at the award show. Much like the film’s second trailer that was released back in January, Suicide Squad appears to be making a tremendous effort to separate itself from Zack Snyder’s laborious super-hero slugfest, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Directed by David Ayer (End of Watch), Suicide Squad follows a secret government task force led by the infamous Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). Featuring Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and other DC super-villains, Waller’s squad of ne’er do wells is tasked with completing highly dangerous black-ops missions in exchange for reduced prison sentences.

 

Although I and many of my fellow writers and critics have expressed our various levels of dissatisfaction at how Warner Bros. has been handling the cinematic adaptations of DC’s heroes and villains, I still remain interested in Ayer’s take on the Suicide Squad. Much like the last trailer, this particular teaser is firmly focused on showcasing the film’s chaotic and dark sense of humor. Accompanied by The Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz,” we get to see a little more of the interpersonal dynamic between all of the squad’s various members. Some of the best bits include Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) explaining that he’ll happily kill any member of the Suicide Squad that disobeys his order or vexes his patience, only then to be politely told by Harley Quinn that she can be “quite vexing.” Another great moment features a few members of the team (or at least the ones that still appear to be alive) being served drinks by Quinn in an abandoned bar. It’s during this brief clip that El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) finally gets a small moment to shine, revealing that he may be the most “sensitive” member of the Suicide Squad. We also get a nice look at Ben Affleck’s Batman, and from what I can tell, he doesn’t appear to be brutally murdering anyone in the few seconds that he appears in the trailer. I’m guessing the Suicide Squad are well aware of his safe-word.

While there’s definitely a lot to appreciate about the trailer, I can’t help but feel worried about a few things, particularly Robbie’s hyper-sexualized take on Harley Quinn. While the Joker’s longtime “girlfriend” has always been a rather sexual character, even when she was first introduced in Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series, the degree to which the film appears to be focusing so much on her body feels a little awkward and misplaced, especially in a PG-13 super-hero film. Outside of the Robbie’s scantily-clad Quinn, I’m still struggling to get a sense of Jared Leto’s Joker. In terms of his appearance, this is by far the biggest departure from the characters that we’ve seen in quite some time, and while I can certainly understand why Ayer and Leto want to separate themselves from Heath Ledger’s critically acclaimed performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, modeling the Clown Prince of Crime off a cartel drug lord might not be to everyone’s liking.

Suicide Squad will make its way to theaters on August 5, 2016.

What about you reader? Do you like the new trailer for Suicide Squad? Let us know in the comments below!


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While braving the snow-swept wasteland of Buffalo, New York for 18 long years, Christopher Herman developed a love for geek culture. A child of the 90s, he was raised on the valuable lessons taught by Batman: The Animated Series, Hey Arnold and Animaniacs. Eventually discovering a passion for movies, books, comics and video games, Chris began hoarding his knowledge of geekdom. Whether it’s Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Mass Effect, Firefly or Avatar: The Last Airbender, he’s always willing to discuss the intricate worlds and stories of geek properties. Chris currently resides in San Marcos, TX.
  • Mr_Plainview

    Eh, clearly I’m just too cynical of a person. With each new Suicide Squad trailer or production photo I become even less and less interested in this movie.

  • Maciek

    Yhe, I don’t like the way they are sexualizing Harley Quinn in this trialers. It’s like trying to bring people by going “looks she’s hot” rather then “look, she has an interestning personality… Harley was neat character cose she had fun personality, not cose she hat attracive body. It’s feels somewhat degrading to the character…

    • mythic

      Fucking bullshit, the entire rest of her screen time in the fucking movie is devoted to her character/personality, there is NOTHING degrading about focusing on her sexuality for a handful of barely a minute moments in the film. So what if come to see her be hot more then coming to see her personality SO FUCKING WHAT? Who he fuck do you think you are to tell us what we are and are not allowed to value in entertainment?
      Men are capable of multitasking, we can enjoy following her character and enjoy her physical beauty at the same time.

      • Maciek

        Emmm… Chill out …?

        • Maciek

          “Who he fuck do you think you are to tell us what we are and are not allowed to value in entertainment?”
          Who the fuck I think I am to tell you?!?!?!?!
          I don’t know because I’m not trying to. I Just giving my opinion mate… I honestly dislake how they are presenting the character so far and this just felt cheap. Especially since a trailer should be a representation of highlights of the movie so it felt like a lazy gimmick.

          And it dosen’t help that NOW they decided to reshot and add some funny scenes calming all funny moments are IN the tralers. Sounds odd seeing how comical character like Harley in one of main characters.

          That is all…

          • Chris Cox

            Guys, GUYS…let’s all chill out. No flamewars on OOU, please.

      • Mr_Plainview

        I don’t know who touched you and where, but I’m sorry that it happened and obviously left you a completely fucked up person who goes around yelling and insulting others for simply stating an opinion. I don’t think the internet is the right place for you if you can’t handle reading other people simply commenting their thoughts about something. Might I suggest you indulge in other activities more suited to your level of emotional and intellectual development; perhaps sitting quietly watching paint dry, or maybe counting the number of pennies in a jar. I believe those activities are more suited to your current stage of developmental growth. Have fun, and I hope you get the help you need. Remember, therapy and moral support are only a phone call away.

        • mythic

          Yes… you have to be a fucked up person to be sick to death of the liberal demonization of male sexuality.

          • Mr_Plainview

            “liberal demonization of male sexuality.”