Suicide Squad – Official Trailer 1 [HD]
Let me make this clear–I know absolutely nothing about comics. When I saw Avengers for the first time, my first thought was why the hell does Jeremy Renner have a bow and arrow? I can honestly name just a handful of characters. The complicated story arcs and melodramatic romantic subplots become tiresome for me.
Spider-Man does a thing with his hands and then spider webs come out. Superman is really a handsome journalist who somehow manages to meet his deadlines while simultaneously fighting a bald guy obsessed with killing him. Batman is a rich dude who for some reason lives in a city with a worse crime rate than Chicago. Why doesn’t he just move?
Anyway, as I viewed the new trailer for Suicide Squad, several thoughts ran through my mind.
First of all, the use of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” seemed a bit odd, but I get that this is supposed to be the “different” comic book story.
Then lots of explosions, witty one-liners, repeated shots people who look like SWAT team members moving toward something and of course Jared Leto trying to do his best Heath Ledger impersonation.
And then the part that got me the most: “See it in REAL D 3D and IMAX 3D.”
Wait, I didn’t know this was 2009? Can I still catch a screening of Avatar or…?
My biggest takeaway from the trailer is the prospect of having to deal with ten different characters.
I understand that devoted comic book fans are likely shaking their heads right now.
“BRO YOU JUST DON’T GET IT THERES NOT EVEN TEN CHARACTERS THERE’S 6. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT ASSHOLE AND STOP EXAGGERATING FOR COMEDIC EFFECT.”
Look, I get it. I’m sure the studio has done more research than I have on the value of having a million different characters in a superhero movie but for simple folk like me I’d much rather enjoy a film where I can get to know a single character and root for him or her*.
Sometimes, less is more.
*that’s for you feminists.
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