The second trailer for David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" made its debut tonight in front of "Dawn of the Justice League" and after everything sat through for the sole purpose of seeing this trailer, the internet is rightfully buzzing about our new look at the upcoming addition to the planned DC Cinematic Universe.
Right away we're introduced into this trailer with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" playing over the footage and in my opinion, this song fits perfectly with this trailer. I can't quite put my finger on what makes it work so well, but there's simply something about the song that seems to fit the vibe that this movie is going to have, it being a vibe of dark and gritty, but still lighthearted and fun in a really morbid way. Also, in a world where trailers nowadays have to follow the new cliche of playing a slowed down version of a famous song, it's nice to see a trailer that just plays the song as is.
Of the footage that's shown, it's more or less similar to what we saw in the first trailer, but I actually liked that the tone of these two trailers are completely different. The first one was very somber and mysterious in how it set up the plot and characters, but this one is just completely bombastic and in your face with how it's going to be an over-the-top balls to the wall type of cinematic experience. I personally prefer this trailer over the still enjoyable first trailer and I also hope that the tone of this movie is the same as the tone of this trailer.
And with what we're shown, we get some great shots of the characters. Of the characters that stand out in my mind, it's obviously Harley Quinn providing some of the best lines and just looking plain awesome as a character. I can't think of a single person who wasn't excited when Margot Robbie was first cast in this role and now she looks ready to show why she's such a diverse young actress. Another stand out to me was surprisingly Jai Courtney. You don't know this about me yet, but I personally don't like Courtney as an actor. I think he's bland in his roles, he lacks any type of onscreen charisma, and he has a tendency to ruin beloved franchises by being in their fifth installment. However, this movie looks like it'll actually show him *GASP* acting. The one shot that sold me on him as a character was when it shows him stealthily trying to drink a beer. Yeah, it's that simple and it was pretty damn cool to see. If this movie fails at all else, maybe it'll at least get me to become a Jai Courtney fan.
The character that everyone is talking about, though, is Jared Leto's Joker. His overall appearance is still something that's stirring up fanboy controversy, but I can personally look past the weird stuff like tattoos and teeth grills. I just want to see Leto actually acting in the role and right now he looks to be doing a pretty damn good job. It's very small clips to judge off of, but I think Leto is having a ball as the character and I'm sure it'll transcend onto the big screen once we're introduced to him.
In short, I really liked this trailer, the main reason being that it makes the movie look fun. In a lot of regards, it's reminiscent of the first trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy". The tone looks goofy and over-the-top, but it looks like it's going to relish in it's bizarre characters and self aware sense of comic book camp and cheese. It's a weird world to live in when a movie like this has me genuinely more excited than "Batman v Superman", but that's what happens when you have a marketing team that doesn't spoil the whole movie in the trailers.