FINALLY! A new trailer for my most anticipated movie of 2016, Suicide Squad, has dropped, but is it any good? Here’s my Suicide Squad trailer review.
I absolutely adored the first trailer for Suicide Squad, released all the way back in July 2015, because it had the perfect balance between a dark tone, and some sort of crazy, deranged madness that was evident in all of its main characters.
However, since then, we’ve had the infamously spoilerific Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer, and so I’ve been feeling a little nervous that DC would make the same mistakes when the new Suicide Squad trailer came out.
However, I am so pleased to say that this is an amazing trailer.
It’s all played out to an edited version of Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody, and so from the minute it begins, you know it’s got a great vibe of fun and madness about it.
Much like what Guardians Of The Galaxy did in 2014 with the song ‘Hooked On A Feeling’ by Blue Swede, the Suicide Squad cleverly uses its soundtrack to its advantage, and in that, I’m now expecting that this is going to be a seriously entertaining, fast-paced and energetic movie, which is one of the biggest fears about Batman v Superman, that it could be too dark and brooding.
Sorry about the image quality, but I need this picture to emphasise the main thing that this new trailer reveals in comparison to the old one.
I’m not entirely sure who the guy destroying this subway train is, needless to say it’s probably the main villain of the film, but what this shot really makes me excited for is what Suicide Squad is going to look like.
I was really disappointed when the Batman v Superman trailer showed that it would be taking on the sepia, dark visuals that Man Of Steel had, arguably to its detriment, and whilst there is still a lot of dark cinematography in the Suicide Squad trailer, it fits better, because the main characters are bad guys.
But it’s the fact that shots like this, as well as the new title styling, just show an absolute explosion of colour. If you watch this scene in the trailer (at about 1:44), your eyes will be completely annihilated. This looks like such an ingenious filmmaking decision by David Ayer and cinematographer Roman Vasyanov, because it really emphasises the insanity and madness of the film, and hopefully confirms that we’re going to be getting a fun, crazy rollercoaster of a superhero film instead of a dark and boring one.
Of course, I don’t want my eyes to be destroyed for the whole film, but this trailer only features a couple of scenes with the explosions of colour, which suggests to me that it won’t be completely overdone, which would be absolutely brilliant to see too!
Finally, I’ve got to mention three people in particular from this trailer: Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Margot Robbie. Jared Leto looks like the perfect follow-up joker to Heath Ledger, and I’m sure he’s going to be even more insane and frightening to watch.
Meanwhile, Jai Courtney, a man who I don’t particularly rate in his big heroic performances in films like Divergent and Terminator Genisys, looks brilliant too. It seems as if he can play a villain a lot better than a hero, and might be able to tap into his character, Boomerang, and make him a real nasty piece of work.
But above all, Margot Robbie looks amazing as Harley Quinn. There’s that scene in the trailer: ‘What was that? I should kill everyone and escape? Sorry, the voices. I’m kidding! That’s not what they really said.’, and that sums up perfectly that she’s going to play the insane Harley Quinn to perfection in Suicide Squad, and I can’t wait to see what she, and everyone else comes up with when it’s released on August 5 later this year…
The new Suicide Squad trailer features all the insane fun that DC's Batman v Superman trailer was missing, with explosive cinematography and direction, an amazing soundtrack, and the promise of incredible performances from across the board, particularly Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, and Margot Robbie.